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The Resource Sydney's Aboriginal past : investigating the archaeological and historical records, Val Attenbrow

Sydney's Aboriginal past : investigating the archaeological and historical records, Val Attenbrow

Label
Sydney's Aboriginal past : investigating the archaeological and historical records
Title
Sydney's Aboriginal past
Title remainder
investigating the archaeological and historical records
Statement of responsibility
Val Attenbrow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Survey of the archaeological, ethnographic and historical documentation of the Aboriginal occupation of the Sydney region; tables of place names and sources; maps of excavations; clan territories and names mapped and tabulated; language groups - distribution, spelling and sources tabulated - discusses the Eora; environmental background - geology, fauna and flora; Port Jackson archaeological project; subsistence patterns - movement and mobility; social structure - kinship, clan membership and marriage, status; economy - food resources (discussed and tabulated by location), division of labour; material culture - hunting equipment (spears, spear-throwers, fish hooks and lines, canoes, nets, axes), food preparation - containers, use of fire, weapons - clubs, boomerangs, swords, shields; bone, shell and stone implements; shelters, clothing, personal decoration; use of plants, shell, animal products, stone and colonial products in material culture; trade and exchange; religious beliefs - Baiame and Daramulan, totems; rituals and rites - initiation, scarification, piercing and body modifications; medical practices; mortuary and burial practices; visual culture - cloak designs, ground sculptures, rock paintings - techniques and motifs; summary of long-term historical context; site visitation information - locations and descriptions
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Attenbrow, Valerie
Dewey number
306.0899915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Historic sites
Label
Sydney's Aboriginal past : investigating the archaeological and historical records, Val Attenbrow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 209-218
Contents
chapter headings: The gatherers of the data; The people and their country: numbers, names and languages; The rich resources of the land and its waters; Identifying where people camped and land use patterns; Their social organisation; The foods peopleate and how they were obtained; Their tools, weapons and other equipment; Shelter, clothing and personal adornment; Making use of available raw materials; Beliefs, totems, rites and ceremonies; Designs and images; The time line : an overview; Sites-to-visit supplement
Control code
000023492629
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
xiii, 225 p. , [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780868405858
Other physical details
ill. , maps.
Label
Sydney's Aboriginal past : investigating the archaeological and historical records, Val Attenbrow
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 209-218
Contents
chapter headings: The gatherers of the data; The people and their country: numbers, names and languages; The rich resources of the land and its waters; Identifying where people camped and land use patterns; Their social organisation; The foods peopleate and how they were obtained; Their tools, weapons and other equipment; Shelter, clothing and personal adornment; Making use of available raw materials; Beliefs, totems, rites and ceremonies; Designs and images; The time line : an overview; Sites-to-visit supplement
Control code
000023492629
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
xiii, 225 p. , [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780868405858
Other physical details
ill. , maps.

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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