The Resource The Ngadadara at the Warburton Ranges

The Ngadadara at the Warburton Ranges

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The Ngadadara at the Warburton Ranges
Title
The Ngadadara at the Warburton Ranges
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Summary
Thesis based on fieldwork 1962-63; Climate, topography, geology, botany & biology of the Ngada country; Dialectal variations, English words incorporated into local language, three broad categories of language - camp, in-law, ceremonial; Ngada tribal boundaries, Mandjindja & eastern group Kakarangkata; Local descent group, kinship, original four sections - Barungu, Taruru, Karimara & Banaka, introduction of 2 additional sections, Milangka & Yiparka; irregular marriages; Camp lay-out showing tribal groups present & social groupings; divisions on basis of sex; totemic divisions; Tribal & intertribal conflict, revenge expeditions; Types of shelters, taboos relating to camping, fire & fuel, knowledge of waters, memorising of water-holes through ancestral journeys, uses of water in preserving vegetable foods & poisoning to stupefy animals; Types of foods, reptiles, animals, plants; cooking & hunting methods - native names given with comparison of other writers; p.71-85; List of animals, birds, insects, plants & trees; Material possessions male; Spearthrower, spear, hitting sticks, shields (method of manufacture given), stone axes, boomerangs, body ornaments (hairstring traded to Pintubi for spears); Women; Carrying dishes, digging bowls, digging sticks, grinding stones; Trade & economic exchange, ceremonies exchanged, routes; Origin legend, notes on ancestral beings; Totemism briefly outlined; Conception beliefs, one of twins always killed; circumcision & subincision & other initiation rites described, ceremonial singing - accompanied by sticks, use of ritual objects, message sticks, pearl shell pendants; bone objects used in magic; dreamtime stones; Role of women in ceremonial life; Death beliefs, ceremonial killings (kurdaitcha slippers worn by featherfoot man); medicine men, bone pointing, magic objects, medical treatment throught magic & native remedies, rainmakers, rainmaking traded in Gurangara ceremony, pearl shell pendant used Notes on songs and singing; Early white contacts, effect of mission on native life, present situation, suggestions for future Extensive bibliography
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1930-
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De Graaf, M.
Date time place
1968
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The Ngadadara at the Warburton Ranges
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tbls.; Typescript; Restricted use
Control code
M0041297
Extent
146p.
Governing access note
  • Open access - reading
  • Closed copying, quotation open
  • Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
0048178
Label
The Ngadadara at the Warburton Ranges
Publication
Note
tbls.; Typescript; Restricted use
Control code
M0041297
Extent
146p.
Governing access note
  • Open access - reading
  • Closed copying, quotation open
  • Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
0048178

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