The Resource White man, black man

White man, black man

Label
White man, black man
Title
White man, black man
Creator
Subject
Summary
Personal account of the early life of a white man who was adopted by and, later, initiated into an Aboriginal tribe in South-West Queensland; general description of initiation ceremony, kinship rules for Burra tribes (lists totems & sections), marriage & criminal laws, social customs; camp life, myth of the Bandicoot people (Wailbri); account of meeting of tribal elders in 1916, resulting in burial of ritual objects because of breakdown of tribal life after passing of Aboriginal Protection Act; story of journey made c.1890 by Waddie Mundowie & remnant of Kalkadoon women after battle with police; notes on Cooktown, Kokoyimidir tribe, cannibalism, cave paintings at Laura, Sacred Spring at Ebbagoola (dried up after uninitiated men saw it), sacred storehouse; story of the Normanby woman whose death is recorded in cave painting near Laura; notes on killing ground 3m. from north end of Cape Flattery beach & 1m. inland, & another 1/2m. west of Cooktown for settling differences between the Yimidir and Padadgie tribes
Citation source
Indexed selectively by ABI, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, W. Michael
Date time place
1969
Series statement
Pioneer Library
Label
White man, black man
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
M0051331
Extent
[vii], 143 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Stock number
6351
System control number
0073591
Label
White man, black man
Publication
Control code
M0051331
Extent
[vii], 143 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Stock number
6351
System control number
0073591

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