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The first Australians, by Ronald M. Berndt and Catherine H. Berndt

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The first Australians
Title
The first Australians
Statement of responsibility
by Ronald M. Berndt and Catherine H. Berndt
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Origin, physical description, language diversity, religion, environmental differences; tribal boundaries linked with mythology, totemic centres, beliefs; Arnhem Land notes on descent, fishing spears, canoes, rafts, log canoes with Macassan-type sails; fish traps, nets; variety of weapons & artefacts; Brief notes on huts, Great Victoria Desert, Arnhem Land, R. Murray, Stirling R., Daly R. - preservation of food, fruit, fish, animal meat; Trade (Arnhem Land) - 6 main ceremonies; Djamalag, Rom, Midjan, Wurbu, Mamurung, Njalaidj; trade routes, list of goods traded; Childhood, education, initiation, marriage, agegrades, care of elderly; Spritual beliefs Djanggawul, Banaitja, Kunapipi & others, brief reference to Daramulan & Baiami (N.S.W.), Murunderi & Nepeli (S.A.); heroes of Lake Eyre, Great Victoria Desert and Kimberleys, Northern Territory tribes, relevant mythology; secular myths retold; Ritual and description of increase ceremonies, love magic rituals, dances, notes on sacred, secular, mourning and gossip songs; Artefacts, wooden carvings (W.A., N.T.), rock and cave paintings (Kimberleys); Law & order, taboos, punishment, peace making ceremony (Arnhem Land); organized meetings by Narrinyerri (mouth of R. Murray) unique, behaviour patterns, pre-marital & extra-marital sexual expression All types of magic, rainmakers, charms; Mortuary rites, types of burial (Great Victoria Desert, Arnhem Land), mourning; Foreign influence before European settlement, present day culture contact situation, land rights; Three songs from Arnhem Land in English, drawings show bark paintings, crayon drawings from Arnhem Land
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1916-1990
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Berndt, Ronald M.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1918-1994
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Berndt, Catherine H.
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
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The first Australians, by Ronald M. Berndt and Catherine H. Berndt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 164-166
Contents
Perspective -- Physical and cultural diversity -- The tribes -- Making a living -- Trade -- Growing up -- The cycle of life -- Men and women -- The meaning of life -- Symbolism in religion -- Mythology -- Ritual and ceremony -- Songs -- Artist and craftsman -- Law and order -- Behaving -- Magic and sorcery -- Death and what follows -- Values -- The changing world
Control code
000000670547
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd ed. rev. & enl.
Extent
xv, 166 p.
Governing access note
Not for Inter Library Loan
Other physical details
ill., map, plates
Stock number
5014 (1967)
Label
The first Australians, by Ronald M. Berndt and Catherine H. Berndt
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 164-166
Contents
Perspective -- Physical and cultural diversity -- The tribes -- Making a living -- Trade -- Growing up -- The cycle of life -- Men and women -- The meaning of life -- Symbolism in religion -- Mythology -- Ritual and ceremony -- Songs -- Artist and craftsman -- Law and order -- Behaving -- Magic and sorcery -- Death and what follows -- Values -- The changing world
Control code
000000670547
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd ed. rev. & enl.
Extent
xv, 166 p.
Governing access note
Not for Inter Library Loan
Other physical details
ill., map, plates
Stock number
5014 (1967)

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