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Superstition, magic, and medicine, by Walter E. Roth

Label
Superstition, magic, and medicine
Title
Superstition, magic, and medicine
Statement of responsibility
by Walter E. Roth
Creator
Summary
Beliefs concerning moon and sun (Princess Charlotte Bay, Boulia, Tully River, Cape Bedford, Pennefather River, Bloomfield River); stars and comet (Cape Bedford, Pennefather, Bloomfield, Tully River, Brisbane, Proserpine, Mapoon); thunder, lightning and storms (Pennefather, Tully River, Cape Bedford, Cloncurry, Selwyn Ranges, Brisbane, Bloomfield River); method of storm-making (McIvor River), storm-abating (Bloomfield River), rainmaking (Cape Bedford, Bloomfield River, Tully River, Princess Charlotte Bay, Pennefather River, Boulia natives send for Mai-orli men at Springvale or Diamantina to come up and make rain, Georgina River, Headingly (Yaro-inga), Selwyn Range (Kalkadun), Workai-a at Carandotta, Brisbane, Cape Grafton; beliefs about rainbow (Pennefather River, Red Island); the sea (Pennefather River), fire (Cape Grafton, Pennefather, Tully River, Princess Charlotte Bay, Miriam Vale); fish, animal and bird beliefs (Mapoon, Capes Grafton and Bedford, Boulia, Middle Palmer, Princess Charlotte Bay, Pennefather River, Rockhampton, Tully, Proserpine); ghost beliefs (Bloomfield River, Atherton, Cairns, Cloncurry, Selwyn Ranges, Princess Charlotte Bay, Cape Bedford, Cooktown, Tully River - gives terms signifying male and female deceased spirits); spirit beliefs (Tully, Bloomfield Rivers, Cape Bedford, Pennefather, Proserpine, Cape Grafton, Boulia); intelligence, consciousness, memory (Cape Bedford, Cooktown, Pennefather, Proserpine, Tully, Boulia); individual names (Cape Bedford, Tully River, Princess Charlotte Bay, Pennefather, Bloomfield Rivers); endearment terms (Tully River); disposal of childrens teeth (Pennefather, Bloomfield, Proserpine Rivers); blindness, eyes (Boulia, Bloomfield River, Cloncurry); conception beliefs (Tully, Proserpine, Cape Grafton, Cape Bedford, Pennefather River); love charms (Pennefather River, Proserpine, Bloomfield, Tully, Upper Georgina Rivers); puberty and menstruation (Tully, Proserpine, Pennefather, Bloomfield Rivers, Brisbane); ceremonials at early menstruation (Pennefather River, Margaret Bay (Otati), Proserpine); pregnancy, twins, triplets (Tully River); auguries, dreams, luck and other charms (Tully River, Cape Bedford, Bloomfield, Brisbane, Pennefather, Cloncurry, Boulia); hunting magic (Starcke River, Princess Charlotte Bay, Cape Bedford, Proserpine, Bloomfield); disease and accident produced by enemy (Tully River, Boulia, Upper Georgina, Cape Bedford, McIvor River, Cooktown, Cloncurry); medicine men (Boulia, Cloncurry, Selwyn Ranges, Princess Charlotte Bay, Capes Grafton and Bedford, Tully River, Brisbane); methods in dooming a person (Cape Bedford, Tully, Bloomfield, Selwyn Ranges, Lake Nash, Glenormiston, Palmer River, Pennefather, Proserpine, Boulia, Leichhardt River, Workai-a people, Coen, Princess Charlotte Bay, Brisbane, Rockhampton, Cape Grafton, Cloncurry, Bedourie (Ulupulu tribe); comparison of the Mangani magic of N.W. Central area with other charms; reasons for disease and accident (Boulia, Bloomfield, Pennefather Rivers, Cape Grafton, Tully River, Rockhampton); remedies given, list of vegetable preparations, liniments, lotions
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1861?-1933
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Roth, Walter Edmund
Date time place
1903
Label
Superstition, magic, and medicine, by Walter E. Roth
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
M0051226
Extent
42 p., [7] leaves of plates
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
RBF copy donated from W.E.H. Stanner collection
System control number
0073429
Label
Superstition, magic, and medicine, by Walter E. Roth
Publication
Control code
M0051226
Extent
42 p., [7] leaves of plates
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
RBF copy donated from W.E.H. Stanner collection
System control number
0073429

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