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The original Australians, A.A. Abbie

Label
The original Australians
Title
The original Australians
Statement of responsibility
A.A. Abbie
Creator
Subject
Summary
Chap.1; First encounters, land & sea from 1605; Chap.2; Physical characteristics - pigmentation (skin, eyes, hair, commenting on blondness in Pitjantjara tribe); distribution of hair, stature, head, teeth, extremities (growth pattern); abnormalities, mutilations, physical homogeneity, adaptation to environment; blood composition, physical aspects of reproduction, the nervous system; Chap.3; Environment, tribal distribution, shelters; Chap.4; Diet, hunting, cooking (comments on types of foods, preparation), fluid intake, narcotics, dietary values & deficiencies; Chap.5; Endemic diseases, introduced diseases; part played by present-day medical services; Chap.6; Evolution of culture, Aboriginal technology - natural tools, fire, wooden implements, use of string & cord, adhesives, shells, bones, teeth, stone; Water transport, method of constructing canoes, weapons; Chap.7; General spirit beliefs, totemism; Cult ceremonies, totemic rites, Kunapipi details, entertainment corroborees, ceremonial mutilation (circumcision, sub-incision), views on reason for subincision, map showing distribution of both rites, note on introcision; Chap.8; Medicine men, rain making ceremonies, love magic, black magic, notes on kurdaitcha parties death customs, mourning, burial, ritual cannibalism; Chap.9; General notes on language; music, musical instruments, dancing; ritual objects, artistic expression - bark, rock paintings, sculpture; Chap.10; Social organization - the tribe, tribal government, sub-groups, general tribal life; Sexual relations, conception beliefs, marriage; Status of women Chap.11; Origin & antiquity - extra-Australian affinities, living evidence, possible ancestry, era of Aboriginal migration (Tasmania & Australia); Chap.12; Black & white and the future - the law, reserves, missions; education, present-day problems - absorption, assimilation, integration; Front map shows sites of Anatomy Department (of the Univ. of Adelaide) expeditions - Kalumburu, Yuendumu, Haasts Bluff, Yalata, Maningrida, Beswick
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1905-1976
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Abbie, A. A.
Label
The original Australians, A.A. Abbie
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 265-280
Control code
M0027733
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
288 p., [16] p. of plates
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Other physical details
ill., maps
Stock number
6027b
System control number
0041134
Label
The original Australians, A.A. Abbie
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 265-280
Control code
M0027733
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
288 p., [16] p. of plates
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Other physical details
ill., maps
Stock number
6027b
System control number
0041134

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