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The Arunta : a study of a stone age people, Sir Baldwin Spencer and F. J. Gillen

Label
The Arunta : a study of a stone age people
Title
The Arunta
Title remainder
a study of a stone age people
Statement of responsibility
Sir Baldwin Spencer and F. J. Gillen
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Revision of earlier works; v.1; Native land of Arunta briefly outlines local groupings, totemic groups; the Inkata or headman & headman & his powers, councils of old men; Hunting & cooking methods, making of pituri, tracking ability; social organization - moieties, subsections, descent, details of relationships, terms; local organization - main geographical groups - tables give details of native names of localities, approx. geographical position of the localities sections associated with the localities; local organization associated with totemic groups; totemism - wanderings of ancestors, examples of how a child gets a totemic name, conception belief, details of totemic system, relationship between man & totem; totemic topography, seven plans indicate, in panoramic outline, the main features around Alice Springs; ritual objects, bull-roarers, notes on ritual object cult, beliefs, storehouses, mythical background, different forms of ritual objects, ownership, ceremonies performed - lending & returning, organized parties; Mbanbiuma or Intichiuma ceremonies - various names given, essential features common to all Mbanbiuma ceremonies, traditions behind rituals; Initiation - painting & throwing the boy up in the air; circumcision (Lartna); subincision (Arilta), Engwura or fire ceremony, head-biting; sacred objects used, body decoration, words of few songs given, part played by women, interchange of women in last stages of Engwura, totemic ceremonies performed; various traditions dealing with the Alchera & Alchera ancestors - class divisions, sacred drawings (Emily Gap); wanderings of three women, wanderings of three wild dog men, two Unjiamba women, emu men, the honey ant people, lizard men, tradition of Erkincha - the snake of Imyunga, the fire totem, origin of fires; the Achilpa tradition - the earlier wanderings, the tradition of Numbakulla & of the origin of ritual objects & Kuruna, the later wanderings - maps show tracks of wanderings; v.2; Making & powers of medicine men; various forms of magic - pointing sticks & bones, charming a spear, singing a wound, magical charms, cures, love magic; spirit beliefs, names given to spirits & spirit individuals, reincarnation, death, burial & mourning ceremonies, customs; the Atninga or avenging party, etiquette shown, blood letting, description of killing the man - return of the party; customs of kurdaitcha and Illapurinja, notes on kurdaitcha shoes, the making of a kurdaitcha man, ceremony, female kurdaitcha called Illapurinja, special object being to kill a woman who has not mourned properly on the death of a daughter; methods of obtaining wives - charming by magic, capture, elopement & Tualchamura; marital customs; customs concerned with knocking out of teeth, nose boring, growth of breasts, blood, hair, childbirth, food restrictions, cannibalism; myths relating to sun, moon, stars, eclipses; organization of main camps, layout, restrictions for men in entering womens camp; proceedings when visiting a strange camp; clothing (men & women), notes on musical instruments, wallets & bags made of twine, skin or bark, pitchis Weapons - spears, spearthrowers, shields, boomerangs, stone knives & axes, use of spearthrower for fire-making, fighting clubs; details of stone implements - representing Eolithic, Palaeolithic & Neolithic types, chipped & ground flakes, adzes, knives, methods of making flake - 2 forms of hafting - picks, use of flaked implements, ground axes & method of manufacture; general remarks on decorative art - colours, designs on weapons & implements; decorations concerned with ordinary corroborees, Tjitjingalla corroboree identical with the Molonga of W. Qld; decoration used during sacred ceremonies of Quabara Unattha; designs on ritual objects; rock & ground drawings; Appendix A; List of terms applied to parts of body; Appendix B; Names, status terms & terms of address; Appendix C; ritual object belief; Appendix D; The Alchera belief & traditions; Appendix E; Hair structure;
Cataloging source
ANL
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1860-1929
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Spencer, Baldwin
Dewey number
305.89915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1855-1912
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Gillen, F. J.
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  • Aranda (Australian people)
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
Label
The Arunta : a study of a stone age people, Sir Baldwin Spencer and F. J. Gillen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published in 1927 by MacMillan and Co., Limited, London"--Verso t.p
  • 1927 edition held at RB S746.33/A1
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Accompanying material
1 folded map.; in slipcase
Contents
Volume 1 : Introduction -- Social organisation -- Local organisation -- The totems -- Totemic topography -- Churinga -- Lending and returning churinga -- Mbanbiuma or Intichiuma ceremonies -- Initiation ceremonies -- Initiation ceremonies : the Engwura -- Various traditions dealing with the Alchera and Alchera ancestors -- The Achilpa tradition. The earlier wanderings; the tradition of Numbakulla and of the origin of Churinga and Kuruna -- The Achilpa tradition. The later wanderings -- Volume 2: The making and powers of medicine men; various forms of magic -- Spirit beliefs -- Death, burial and mourning ceremonies -- The Atninga or avenging party -- Customs of Kurdaitcha and Illapurinja -- Methods of obtaining wives; Alknarinja women; marital customs -- Customs concerned with knocking out of teeth; nose-boring; growth of breasts; blood; hair; child-birth; food restrictions; cannibalism -- Myths relating to sun, moon, eclipses, etc -- Organisation of main camps -- Proceedings attendant on visiting strange camp -- Clothing, ornament and various implements -- Weapons and implements (mainly wooden) -- Stone implements -- Decorative art -- Appendix A: Names of parts of the body -- Appendix B: Names, status terms and terms of address -- Appendix C: The Churinga belief -- Appendix D: The Alchera belief and traditions -- Appendix E: The supposed distinction of Australian Aboriginals into straight and wavy-haired individuals (by O. W. Tiegs, lecturer in Zoology in the Melbourne University) -- Appendix F: Gesture or sign language
Control code
000047158184
Dimensions
23 cm. +
Edition
Facsimile ed.
Extent
2 v. (xii, 646 p.) , [153] p. of plates
Isbn
9780977503599
Isbn Type
(hbk. : v. 1)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports
System control number
(OCoLC)731733387
Label
The Arunta : a study of a stone age people, Sir Baldwin Spencer and F. J. Gillen
Publication
Note
  • "First published in 1927 by MacMillan and Co., Limited, London"--Verso t.p
  • 1927 edition held at RB S746.33/A1
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Accompanying material
1 folded map.; in slipcase
Contents
Volume 1 : Introduction -- Social organisation -- Local organisation -- The totems -- Totemic topography -- Churinga -- Lending and returning churinga -- Mbanbiuma or Intichiuma ceremonies -- Initiation ceremonies -- Initiation ceremonies : the Engwura -- Various traditions dealing with the Alchera and Alchera ancestors -- The Achilpa tradition. The earlier wanderings; the tradition of Numbakulla and of the origin of Churinga and Kuruna -- The Achilpa tradition. The later wanderings -- Volume 2: The making and powers of medicine men; various forms of magic -- Spirit beliefs -- Death, burial and mourning ceremonies -- The Atninga or avenging party -- Customs of Kurdaitcha and Illapurinja -- Methods of obtaining wives; Alknarinja women; marital customs -- Customs concerned with knocking out of teeth; nose-boring; growth of breasts; blood; hair; child-birth; food restrictions; cannibalism -- Myths relating to sun, moon, eclipses, etc -- Organisation of main camps -- Proceedings attendant on visiting strange camp -- Clothing, ornament and various implements -- Weapons and implements (mainly wooden) -- Stone implements -- Decorative art -- Appendix A: Names of parts of the body -- Appendix B: Names, status terms and terms of address -- Appendix C: The Churinga belief -- Appendix D: The Alchera belief and traditions -- Appendix E: The supposed distinction of Australian Aboriginals into straight and wavy-haired individuals (by O. W. Tiegs, lecturer in Zoology in the Melbourne University) -- Appendix F: Gesture or sign language
Control code
000047158184
Dimensions
23 cm. +
Edition
Facsimile ed.
Extent
2 v. (xii, 646 p.) , [153] p. of plates
Isbn
9780977503599
Isbn Type
(hbk. : v. 1)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports
System control number
(OCoLC)731733387

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