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Australian Aborigines

Author : James Dawson
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The Australian Aborigines

Author : Australia. Department of Territories
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Chap. 1; Past culture & life of natives; Chap. 2+; Contact conflict & policies; administration & Aborigines today; essentials of administration; aspects of citizenship; Population.

The Economic Status of Australian Aborigines

Author : Jon C. Altman
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Comprehensive survey of available information on economic status of Aborigines in different environments of Australia, rural and urban; includes useful statistical tables.

Kamilaroi Dippil and Turrubul

Author : William Ridley
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Kamilaroi: the language of the aborigines of the Namoi, Barwan, Bundarra and Balonne Rivers, and of Liverpool Plains and the Upper Hunter.

Australian Aborigines

Author : Laurence Le Guay
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Series of photographs and impressions of Australian Aborigines; includes biographical notes on Shirley Smith (Mum Shirl), Albert Namatjira, Michael Leslie and Essie Coffey; reflections on a visit to an Aboriginal settlement and a cattle station, Northern Territory general contact history.

The Australian Aborigines

Author : Kenneth Maddock
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Chap. 1, p.1-20; Remodelling society - Elcho Island Memorial, discusses significance of the movement, Molonga cult, Bandjalang Pentecostalism, Government policy since 1951, Wave Hill strike, Pindan mob; Chap.2, p.21-44; Land and society - numbers at European settlement, population densities for Gidjingali, Wanindiljaugwa, Walbiri, Aranda, Sydney, Murray River); limitations on food resources & diet, division of labour in food getting; concepts of land & territoriality, land as a religious phenomenon, clans (southern Arnhem Land example), local groups, conception beliefs & sites (Aranda), local organization, summary of situation for Gidjingali, Tiwi & Walbiri, owner & manager relationships (Dalabon), relations between clans of different type (Aranda), government & authority, authority in religious rites; Chap.3, p.45-71; Women & society - exogamy & marriage, kinship, methods of obtaining wives, mother in law bestowal, bestowal rights (Tiwi, Gidjingali, Karadjeri, Walbiri, Dalabon), marriage & kinship rules (Aranda, Kariera), age as a factor in marriage, widows, effects of late marriage, use value & exchange value of women; Chap.4, p.72-108; The order of the world - class systems & their structure, moieties, sections & semi moieties, sub sections, gives equivalent systems for Dalabon & Maiali, diagram shows correlation of Gidjingali kin categories & classes, classes in the cosmic order (Dalabon, Yukum, Wolmeri, Murinbata, Booandik; Chap.5, p.109-130; The world creative powers - cosmology, origin theories, All - Father beliefs, role of Dhuramoolan in Wiradthuri Burbung cult (from R.H. Mathews), comparison with All - Mother beliefs (Murinbata, Kakadu, Dalabon), Rainbow Serpent beliefs (Arnhem Land, Cape York, Karadjeri); Chap.6, p.131-157; The rites of life - fertility & increase (Karadjeri, Aranda), initiatory rites (Murring Bora described), Wiradthuri ritual site decoration & ground designs, comparison between initiatory & fertility rites, exclusion from rites; (Jabuduruwa, Balgin, Engwura), mythological sanction for exclusion of women; Chap.7, p.158-176; The fall into death - myths & beliefs on death (Kulin, Dalabon, Rembaranga, Wotjo, Kamilaroi, Tiwi, Aranda, Kaitish, Karadjeri), causes of death, sorcery, inquest methods (Dalabon, South Australia, Adelaide, Warramunga, Bard, Ungarinyin), vengeance, funerary customs, disposal of corpse (Dalabon), after death beliefs; Chap.8, p.177-194; The defensibility of Aboriginal society - contrast between Aboriginal & Australian life styles, concepts of authority, social freedom, relations between men & women, servility & independence.

Historical Dictionary of Australian Aborigines

Author : Mitchell Rolls
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The Aboriginal Australians first arrived on the continent at least 60,000 years ago, occupying and adapting to a range of environmental conditions—from tropical estuarine habitats, densely forested regions, open plains, and arid desert country to cold, mountainous, and often wet and snowy high country. Cultures adapted according to the different conditions and adapted again to environmental changes brought about by rising sea levels at the end of the last ice age. European colonization of the island continent in 1788 not only introduced diseases to which Aborigines had no immunity but also began an enduring and at times violent conflict over land and resources. Reconciliation between Aborigines and the settler population remains unresolved. This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Australian Aborigines contains a chronology, an introduction, an extensive bibliography, and more than 300 cross-referenced entries on the politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture of the Aborigines. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the indigenous people of Australia.

Some Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines

Author : William John Thomas
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Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines

Author : W. Ramsay Smith
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This classic resource is organized as follows: Chapter I: Origins The Customs and Traditions of Aboriginals The Story of the Creation The Coming of Mankind The Peewee’s Story The Eagle-hawk and the Crow The Birth of the Butterflies The Confusion of Tongues The Discovery and the Loss of the Secret of Fire The Moon The Wonderful Lizard The Lazy Goannas and what happened to them How the Selfish Goannas lost their Wives What some Aboriginal Carvings mean Chapter II: Animal Myths The Selfish Owl Why Frogs jump into the Water This is the legend of the frogs. Kinie Ger, the Native Cat The Porcupine and the Mountain Devil The Green Frog How the Tortoise got his Shell The Mischievous Crow and the Good he did Whowie The Flood and its Results How Spencer’s Gulf came into Existence Chapter III: Religion The Belief in a Great Spirit The Land of Perfection The Voice of the Great Spirit Witchcraft Chapter IV: Social Marriage Customs The Spirit of Help among the Aboriginals Ngia Ngiampe Hunting Fishing Sport Chapter V: Personal Myths Kirkin and Wyju The Love-story of the Two Sisters Cheeroonear The Keen Keeng Mr and Mrs Newal and their Dog Thardid Jimbo Palpinkalare Perindi and Harrimiah Bulpallungga Nurunderi's Wives Chirr-bookie, the Blue Crane Buthera and the Bat Yara-ma-yha-who The Origin of the Pleiades

Australian Aborigines

Author : Nile
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This is one in a series of books introducing young readers to people from different parts of the world whose culture and way of life are under threat from western influences. Each book looks at the contemporary situation of the people under discussion, as well as detailing their history and culture.

Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines

Author : David Unaipon
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David Unaipon-the man on the $50 note-was a most extraordinary person. An early Aboriginal political activist, he was also a scientist, a writer, a preacher and an inventor. In the 1920s, under contract to the University of Adelaide, he was commissioned to collect traditional Aboriginal stories from around South Australia. He also acted as a 'collector' for the Aborigines Friends' Association. Most of the stories come from his own Ngarrindjeri people, but some are from other South Australian peoples. The stories were published in 1930 as Myths and Legends of the Australian Aboriginals, but the author of the work was given as W. Ramsay Smith, FRS, anthropologist and Chief Medical Officer of South Australia. Unaipon's name does not appear anywhere in the book, except where he is mentioned in passing as a 'narrator'. In putting together this new edition of the stories Unaipon collected and transcribed, Stephen Muecke and Adam Shoemaker have undertaken a 'literary repatriation', restoring the text to its original form and bringing it home to its community-the community to whom the stories belonged in the first place. The descendants of David Unaipon played a pivotal role in verifying and editing the manuscript, noting anything which is inconsistent according to their knowledge, and restoring any words lost in the transcription from the hand-written version to the microfilmed typescript. In producing this edition, Muecke and Shoemaker have at last righted the injustices done to David Unaipon by the brazen appropriation of his stories and by the patronising editorial changes effected by Ramsay Smith. The stories are accompanied by a substantial Introduction, which gives the historical and cultural context of Unaipon's work, and recounts the complex sequence of events that led to the theft of his book.

Out of Australia

Author : Steven Strong
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In their startling new book, Steven and Evan Strong challenge the "out-of-Africa" theory. Based on fresh examination of both the DNA and archeological evidence, they conclude that modern humans originated from Australia, not Africa. The original Australians (referred to by some as Aborigines ), like so many indigenous peoples, are portrayed as "backward" and "primitive." Yet, as the Strongs demonstrate, original Australians had a rich culture, which may have sown the first seeds of spirituality in the world. They had the technology to make international seafaring voyages and have left traces in the Americas and possibly Japan, Southern India, Egypt, and elsewhere. They practiced brain surgery, invented the first hand tools, and had knowledge of penicillin. This book brings together 30 years of intensive research in consultation with elders in the original Australian community. Among their conclusions are the following: There is evidence that humans existed in Australia 40,000 years before they existed in Australia. There were migrations of original Australians in large boats throughout the Indian/Pacific rim. Three distinct kinds of Homo sapiens are found in Australia. There is evidence from the Americas that debunks the out-of-Africa theory. The spiritual influence of the Aborigines is reflected in the religions of the world.

Australian Aborigines

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Letters between Lord Glenelg & Sir George Gipps and to Sir Richard Bourke and Marquess of Normanby concerning; 1. The native settlement on Flinders Island; Characteristics of Tasmanian Aborigines, results of civilization and missionary work; investigation into cause of deaths on Island; 2; Depredations - cattle stealing, murder (Gwyder and Namoi tribes); Myall Creek Massacre - reasons and discussion, subsequent hanging of seven men.

Coming into Being Among the Australian Aborigines

Author : Ashley Montagu
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This volume brings together all the evidence bearing upon the procreative beliefs of the Australian Aborigines and subjects it to a scientific examination in the light of biological, social and psychological research. First published in 1937. This edition reprints the revised edition of 1974.

The Family among the Australian Aborigines

Author : Bronislaw Malinowski
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Reproduction of the original: The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski

Eaglehawk and crow a study of the Australian aborigines including an inquiry into their origin and a survey of Australian languages

Author : John Mathew
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The Australian Aborigines

Author : B. A. L. Cranstone
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Contested Ground

Author : Ann McGrath
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Contested Ground provides a comprehensive and up to date account of the processes and experiences which shaped the lives of Aboriginal Australians from 1788 to the present. It integrates eye-witness accounts, oral histories and historical research to present the first colony-by-colony, state by state history of Aboriginal-white relations. Contested Ground tells a story of dispossession and denial but it is also a positive account, revealing the persistent struggles of Aboriginal communities for a better future. Clearly written and generously illustrated, this book demonstrates why Australian Aboriginal history, like the very land itself, remains contested ground. 'Both indigenous and non-indigenous Australians have a lot to learn about each other before reconciliation between the two peoples can be realised. This book will go a long way towards achieving that end.' - Paul Behrendt.

Aborigines of Australia

Author : Petar Vlahović
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What Became of the Australian Aborigines

Author : Ronald S. Gamack
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Popularly written; Origin; economic life (of Arunta) legends - Wirritt-wirritt, the fire bird, Dooruk, the amu (both from Djauan tribe); the first boomerang; communication (message sticks, sign language); games & music; art; first contacts.