The Resource Tasmanian notes

Tasmanian notes

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Tasmanian notes
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Tasmanian notes
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Summary
Gives references in literature to Tasmanians, particularly the manufacture and use of stone implements; notes of informants, site locations; workshops and quarries of stone implements, middens; physical appearance of Tasmanians; hunting, fishing methods; types of food; diving of women for crayfish; firemaking; use of big toe to pick up oysters, objects; weapons; treatment of illness, snakebite, injury; marriage customs; plastering of hair and body with red ochre and grease; clothing; climbing of trees by knotches and ropes; acute hearing; timidity at night - fear of evil spirits; burial customs, cremation, carrying of ashes, bones; tatooing; cooking; contact with whites; scattered vocabulary throughout notes; smoking; basketry; intelligence and perception; interviews with Trucanini; tribal conflicts; shelters; half castes described; burial positions; division of labour between men and women; dances - time beat with waddies and oppossum skins stretched to form drum; good singing voices; care of children; camps; canoes and floats; rock carving; childbirth; extra sensory perception; dreams warning of events to come; breaking of nose of child at birth; making up mind to die and doing so; belief in evil and good spirits, and a future state after death; method of swimming; one tribe eats male animals, another female only
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Tasmanian notes
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Publication
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Manuscript; [40 p. letters]
Control code
M0054270
Extent
6 v. (48, 56, 98, 144, 55, 161 p.)
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Partial copying, closed quotation. Not for Inter-Library Loan
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
0077866
Label
Tasmanian notes
Publication
Note
Manuscript; [40 p. letters]
Control code
M0054270
Extent
6 v. (48, 56, 98, 144, 55, 161 p.)
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Partial copying, closed quotation. Not for Inter-Library Loan
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
0077866

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