The Resource The Pitjandjara

The Pitjandjara

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The Pitjandjara
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The Pitjandjara
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Examination of the interrelationships between physical environment, social organization, and economic activities; subjects covered; 1) General information - 19th century territorial boundaries, 20th century movement east and displacement of Jangkundjara, intertribal contact with Ngadadjiwa, attitudes toward strangers; physical type, language; patrilineal clans and their relation to totems and specific localities; the horde as a land exploiting group, group size; clan responsibilities for increase rites, e.g. kangaroo rite and accompanying songs series; regional named groups; 2) Climate and seasons - rainfall; attitude, vegetation, Pitjandjara conceptions of seasonality and temporality, seasonal migrations, winds, water supply; 3) Prehistory - tjimari knives, hand choppers, flake circumcision knives, pirri points, oral historical traditions and rock art; effects of activities on environment - controversy over whether profound modification occurred, firing and vegetation changes, denudation of areas around water holes, tree damage, relation of gathering and quantity of available food, winds and breakwinds, camp orientation, factors relating to choice of camp site; 5) Division of labour and gathering - male and female tools; female activities of digging roots, carrying firewood and water, etc; male activities of hunting game and gathering for personal use; nutrition; kinds of foods exploited with Pitjandjara and scientific names; 6) Plants yielding material products; 7) Social organization - no section terms or matrilineal moieties, kin terms and alternating generations, marriage rules, male initiation; 8) Life cycle - birth, infanticide, breast feeding, play and food gathering, puberty, old age and death, male adulthood and ceremonial responsibilities; 9) Modern world - establishment of sheep and cattle stations east of the Musgraves and subsequent destruction of vegetaton, establishment of Native Reserve and Ernabella Mission, migration out in the 1950s, chrysoprase mining, camels and motor transport, welfare and education, birth rate; 10) Glossary
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1900-1993
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Tindale, Norman B.
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The Pitjandjara
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M0057693
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9226
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0082073
Label
The Pitjandjara
Publication
Control code
M0057693
Stock number
9226
System control number
0082073

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