The Resource Tribes and totemism in north-east Australia

Tribes and totemism in north-east Australia

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Tribes and totemism in north-east Australia
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Tribes and totemism in north-east Australia
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Locations of tribes of Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Country indicated on map; tribes grouped according to totemic organization; based chiefly on work of Haddon, Rivers, McConnel, Thomson, Roth, Sharp, Hale and Tindale; groups are dealt with separately, with moieties and sub-sections named where known; custom of totem naming at tooth avulsion ceremony; totemic conception beliefs; land tenure systems; mourning and initiation rites; mythical ancestors; taboo on eating of totems; use of masks and drums at northern tribes initiation ceremonies; totemic interpretation of dreams; belief of Tjoingandji that burned flesh of male corpse will increase clan totem in that area; ritual desecration of totems; increase ceremonies; Olkol - ceremonial desecration of totem and mock combat between moieties; revenge for serious death of totem as for death of person; formal wrestling of siblings of same moiety; bullroarers used at initiation ceremonies
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Sharp, Lauriston
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  • Haddon, Alfred C.
  • Rivers, W. H. R.
  • McConnel, Ursula
  • Thomson, Donald F.
  • Roth, Walter Edmund
  • Tindale, Norman B.
  • Hale, Herbert M.
  • Sharp, Lauriston
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Tribes and totemism in north-east Australia
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file:///I:/library/e_access/r_serial/oceania/oceania_v09/m0051698/m0051698_a.pdf
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Digitisation status: digitised
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M0051698
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0074086
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Tribes and totemism in north-east Australia
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file:///I:/library/e_access/r_serial/oceania/oceania_v09/m0051698/m0051698_a.pdf
Publication
Note
Digitisation status: digitised
Control code
M0051698
System control number
0074086

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