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The Australian Aborigines, A. P. Elkin

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The Australian Aborigines
Title
The Australian Aborigines
Statement of responsibility
A. P. Elkin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1938; this edition is a revised version of The Australian Aborigines; how to understand them 4th ed; New preface discusses the history of the book; Antiquity, origin and migrations, language information; Living off the land, seasons, hunting, artefacts, psychological adaptation, shelters, nomadism; Position amongst the peoples of the world; Tribes and inter-tribal gatherings, customs, local groups, family, kinship, classificatory system, types of systems (Ngarinjen, Nyul Nyul, Aranda, Luritcha, Karadjeri, Kariera); Social groups, section and moieties, alternative and irregular marriages; Kinship avoidance, taboos, methods of obtaining a wife, marriage of old men and young girls, pirauru relationship; Totemism; Secret life and initiation, missionary problems; Meaning and social function of rites; Philosophy and beliefs, increase rites, mythology and mythological figures - sky heroes, mother-goddess cult, rainbow serpent; Art and rituals - 8 art regions, bark paintings, carving; Music and dancing, sacred chanting, musical instruments, secular music, musical patterns, Songman, description of dances, diffusion, poetry, song and chant and cycles; Medicine men and magic, causes of illness and death, making of medicine men; Death, inquest and revenge, burial rites, fate after death; Briefly summarizes the phases of AboriginalEuropean contact and past govt. policies, growing Aboriginal involvement and the development of Aboriginal service and welfare organizations; Mixed-bloods, disintegration of traditional life, and the problems of prejudice; Aboriginality and cultural identity
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1891-1979
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Elkin, A. P.
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
Target audience
adult
Label
The Australian Aborigines, A. P. Elkin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Copies 2 and 3 1976 reprint
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references pages 389-390
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Aborigines and their antiquity : Who are the Aborigines?; The main divisions of mankind; Physical characteristics of the Aborigine; Are there any other Australoid groups?; The origin and the migrations of the Aborigines; The antiquity of man in Australia; Phases of the Stone Age; Aborigines and extinct marsupials; Variety of languages and antiquity; The earliest Aborigines; Language -- Living off the land : Knowledge of nature; the seasons; Skill and technology; The hunter's equipment; Adaptation : a personal relationship; Psychological adaptation; Food gathering, aesthetics and ritual; Material possessions and art; Housing and clothes; Nomadism; Position of the Aborigines amongst the peoples of the world -- The tribe; The tribe, a linguistsic group; Significance of tribal territory; Inter-tribal gatherings; Inter-tribal meetings and culture contact; Inter-tribal meetings and language; Tribal sentiment; Fear of the unknown; Tribal names; Tribal customs and mythology; The local group; An economic, territorial and spiritual subdivision of the tribe -- The family and other relations Part 1: General introduction : the home; the family; kinhsip : our family system; The Aborigines classificatory system: types of kinship systems in Australia Part II: Some details of systems of reckoning relationship in Australia: the Kariera type; The Karadjeri system; the Nyul-Nyul or Aranda system; The Aluridja system; the Ungarinyin system. Appendix: the fourth line of descent in the Karadjeri system -- Social groups : part 1 (i) The local group; (ii) Age-grouping; (iii) Sex-grouping; (iv) Social totemic clans; (v) Moieties; (vi) Sections, subsections and semi-moieties Part II Sections: sections, generation lines and cross-cousins; Sections and maternal descent; Sections and natural species; Sections and moieties; Subsections: descent of the sub-sections; Subsections and totemism; Alternate and irregular marriages; Semi-moieties -- Kinship and marriage customs : The need to understand these customs; The classificatory kinship system; Kinship and law; Kinship avoidance; Relations by marriage; Blood relations; Taboo on names; Women and marriage customs; Methods of obtaining a wife; Marriage of old men and young girls; Uses of wives, objectionable to us; Prostitution of native women -- Totemism: Man, nature and the past : The approach to totemism; Seven forms of totemism; Individual; Sex; Moiety; Section (and subsection); Clan; Local; Multiple; Classification of totemism according to function; Social; Sex; Cult; Conception; Dream; Classificatory; Assistant -- The secret life and initiation : Culture contact and the secret life; Missionary problems; The life apart; Ritual operations on the body; The meaning and social function of the rites; Initiation rites : the stages or degrees; (i) the taking of the novice; (ii) Ceremonial welcome and combat; (iii) Preliminary ceremonial; (iv) The ritual bodily operations; (v) The period of seclusion; (vi) The blood ceremony; (vii) The fire ceremony; (viii) The washing and the return; (ix) Revelation of secrets; sacred symbols; the eternal dream-time : The Dreaming; the value and function of initiation ceremonies; Women's sacred life; Women's secret life; Appendix: The secret life and missionary endeavour -- Aboriginal philosophy, rites and beliefs : The spiritual view of life; The doctrine of pre-existence; Increase rites; Kimberley cave ; use of blood in totemic ceremonies; Effects of the doctrine of pre-existence; The totemic view of life; The historical view of life; Psychic life of the Aborigines; The cure of sickness; Mythology; The sky-heroes; The "mother-goddess" cult; The Rainbow Serpent; The varieties of religious cults and doctrines -- Art and ritual : An artistic people; Art regions in Aboriginal Australia (i) The south-eastern region; (ii) North-east Queensland (iii) The Lake Eyre region; (iv) The southern and western arid region (v) Central and north-central region; (vi) The south-west (vii) The Kimberley division (viii) Arnhem Land: bark paintings; Carvings and composite figures; Doctrine in art; Variety of Aboriginal visual arts -- Music and dancing: The problem of recording; Sacred chanting; Musical instruments; Secular music; Musical patterns; The Songman; The dance; Variety and the individual; Diffusion of music and dance; Poetry; Song and chant cycles; Of like mind -- Medicine-men and magic : The sorcerer; Magical cause of illness and death; Contagious, imitative and projective forms of magic; The pointing bone; Singing; Function of black magic; The danger of magic; Medicine-men and sorcerers; Functions and powers of medicine-men; Medicine-men and spiritism; Medicine-men and inquests; Themaking of medicine-men; Appendix: The ritual of making medicine-men -- Death and what follows: Death, inquest and revenge : death, a social event; Customs associated with dying and death; The inquest and its forms; The spirit and the corpse; Divination and control; Revenge and social duty; Burial rites; Social status and burial; The meaning of the ceremonies; The fate of the dead; The cycle of life -- Epilogue: The Aborigines on the march : The past; Phases of Aboriginal-European contact: pauperism and clash; "Pacification by force"; Aboriginal adaptation - intelligent parasitism; Protection policies; Positive policy; Aborigines and the war - and after; The present picture; The process of assimilation; Aboriginal citizenship the goal
Control code
M0060668
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
  • Fifth edition
  • First paperback edition
Extent
xv, 397 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Immediate source of acquisition
Copies 2 and 3 donated by Lindsay Cleland.
Isbn
9780207130090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
genealogical tables, map
Stock number
11140b
System control number
0085253
Label
The Australian Aborigines, A. P. Elkin
Publication
Note
Copies 2 and 3 1976 reprint
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references pages 389-390
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Aborigines and their antiquity : Who are the Aborigines?; The main divisions of mankind; Physical characteristics of the Aborigine; Are there any other Australoid groups?; The origin and the migrations of the Aborigines; The antiquity of man in Australia; Phases of the Stone Age; Aborigines and extinct marsupials; Variety of languages and antiquity; The earliest Aborigines; Language -- Living off the land : Knowledge of nature; the seasons; Skill and technology; The hunter's equipment; Adaptation : a personal relationship; Psychological adaptation; Food gathering, aesthetics and ritual; Material possessions and art; Housing and clothes; Nomadism; Position of the Aborigines amongst the peoples of the world -- The tribe; The tribe, a linguistsic group; Significance of tribal territory; Inter-tribal gatherings; Inter-tribal meetings and culture contact; Inter-tribal meetings and language; Tribal sentiment; Fear of the unknown; Tribal names; Tribal customs and mythology; The local group; An economic, territorial and spiritual subdivision of the tribe -- The family and other relations Part 1: General introduction : the home; the family; kinhsip : our family system; The Aborigines classificatory system: types of kinship systems in Australia Part II: Some details of systems of reckoning relationship in Australia: the Kariera type; The Karadjeri system; the Nyul-Nyul or Aranda system; The Aluridja system; the Ungarinyin system. Appendix: the fourth line of descent in the Karadjeri system -- Social groups : part 1 (i) The local group; (ii) Age-grouping; (iii) Sex-grouping; (iv) Social totemic clans; (v) Moieties; (vi) Sections, subsections and semi-moieties Part II Sections: sections, generation lines and cross-cousins; Sections and maternal descent; Sections and natural species; Sections and moieties; Subsections: descent of the sub-sections; Subsections and totemism; Alternate and irregular marriages; Semi-moieties -- Kinship and marriage customs : The need to understand these customs; The classificatory kinship system; Kinship and law; Kinship avoidance; Relations by marriage; Blood relations; Taboo on names; Women and marriage customs; Methods of obtaining a wife; Marriage of old men and young girls; Uses of wives, objectionable to us; Prostitution of native women -- Totemism: Man, nature and the past : The approach to totemism; Seven forms of totemism; Individual; Sex; Moiety; Section (and subsection); Clan; Local; Multiple; Classification of totemism according to function; Social; Sex; Cult; Conception; Dream; Classificatory; Assistant -- The secret life and initiation : Culture contact and the secret life; Missionary problems; The life apart; Ritual operations on the body; The meaning and social function of the rites; Initiation rites : the stages or degrees; (i) the taking of the novice; (ii) Ceremonial welcome and combat; (iii) Preliminary ceremonial; (iv) The ritual bodily operations; (v) The period of seclusion; (vi) The blood ceremony; (vii) The fire ceremony; (viii) The washing and the return; (ix) Revelation of secrets; sacred symbols; the eternal dream-time : The Dreaming; the value and function of initiation ceremonies; Women's sacred life; Women's secret life; Appendix: The secret life and missionary endeavour -- Aboriginal philosophy, rites and beliefs : The spiritual view of life; The doctrine of pre-existence; Increase rites; Kimberley cave ; use of blood in totemic ceremonies; Effects of the doctrine of pre-existence; The totemic view of life; The historical view of life; Psychic life of the Aborigines; The cure of sickness; Mythology; The sky-heroes; The "mother-goddess" cult; The Rainbow Serpent; The varieties of religious cults and doctrines -- Art and ritual : An artistic people; Art regions in Aboriginal Australia (i) The south-eastern region; (ii) North-east Queensland (iii) The Lake Eyre region; (iv) The southern and western arid region (v) Central and north-central region; (vi) The south-west (vii) The Kimberley division (viii) Arnhem Land: bark paintings; Carvings and composite figures; Doctrine in art; Variety of Aboriginal visual arts -- Music and dancing: The problem of recording; Sacred chanting; Musical instruments; Secular music; Musical patterns; The Songman; The dance; Variety and the individual; Diffusion of music and dance; Poetry; Song and chant cycles; Of like mind -- Medicine-men and magic : The sorcerer; Magical cause of illness and death; Contagious, imitative and projective forms of magic; The pointing bone; Singing; Function of black magic; The danger of magic; Medicine-men and sorcerers; Functions and powers of medicine-men; Medicine-men and spiritism; Medicine-men and inquests; Themaking of medicine-men; Appendix: The ritual of making medicine-men -- Death and what follows: Death, inquest and revenge : death, a social event; Customs associated with dying and death; The inquest and its forms; The spirit and the corpse; Divination and control; Revenge and social duty; Burial rites; Social status and burial; The meaning of the ceremonies; The fate of the dead; The cycle of life -- Epilogue: The Aborigines on the march : The past; Phases of Aboriginal-European contact: pauperism and clash; "Pacification by force"; Aboriginal adaptation - intelligent parasitism; Protection policies; Positive policy; Aborigines and the war - and after; The present picture; The process of assimilation; Aboriginal citizenship the goal
Control code
M0060668
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
  • Fifth edition
  • First paperback edition
Extent
xv, 397 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Immediate source of acquisition
Copies 2 and 3 donated by Lindsay Cleland.
Isbn
9780207130090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
genealogical tables, map
Stock number
11140b
System control number
0085253

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