The Resource West of the Darling, Bobbie Hardy

West of the Darling, Bobbie Hardy

Label
West of the Darling
Title
West of the Darling
Statement of responsibility
Bobbie Hardy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
History of that part of N.S.W. between the Darling River & the South Australian/Queensland borders; p.3- 22; Brief account of origin of Aborigines, adaptation to changing climatic conditions, notes on the Wiimbaio at the Darling junction & the Parkengee in the Paroo country, Karamundi land west of northern Darling, relationship of individual to land & tribe, opinions of early explorers including Sturt, language difficulties between different tribes, distribution of game, variety of customs in marriage, tribal justice, initiation, mourning & disposal of dead (mourning huts, cremation, burial mounds, copi caps), marriage laws, wife lending, infanticide, preparation of nardoo, plant and animal foods listed, hunting methods for kangaroo & emu, fishing tackle, bark canoes for fishing, division of labour in fishing, snaring duck at Lake Popiltah (kangaroo sinew net, cooking method), trade commodities (pearl shell, pituri, ochres, weapons), incidence of smallpox in 1835, initiation rites (tooth avulsion, blood drinking), site at junction of Rufus River with Lake Victoria, others at Laidleys Ponds (Menindee Lakes), legend of bunyip along the Murray,, remedies for sickness, rain making, extraction of kidney fat, Wiimbaio stellar beliefs, after death beliefs, reaction of white man to wife lending, contempt of Parkengee leader, Barpoo, for Europeans, escape of Nanya from custody in 1864, subsequent life at large in Scotia area near South Australian border & capture in 1894; p.24-39; Contacts with early explorers (Sturt and Mitchell), attacks on settlers and drovers; p.7071; Employment of Aborigines as shepherds along Darling and Murray, sheep washing and shearing, refusal to take bales to Melbourne, setting up of native police men at Moorna, 1853; p.98; Wages for Aborigines Chunky, No Good and Black Billy for lambing, separate rates for wives, 1866
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Hardy, Bobbie
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Mitchell, Thomas
  • Sturt, Charles
  • Nanya
  • Darling River region (N.S.W.)
  • New South Wales
Target audience
adult
Label
West of the Darling, Bobbie Hardy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. 256-262
Control code
M0048931
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvii, 270 p. [28] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 3 donated by ATSIC Library.
Isbn
9780727003751
Other physical details
map, ports
Stock number
6587
System control number
0070079
Label
West of the Darling, Bobbie Hardy
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. 256-262
Control code
M0048931
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvii, 270 p. [28] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 3 donated by ATSIC Library.
Isbn
9780727003751
Other physical details
map, ports
Stock number
6587
System control number
0070079

Subject

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