The Resource A Visit to Australia and its gold regions, published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

A Visit to Australia and its gold regions, published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

Label
A Visit to Australia and its gold regions
Title
A Visit to Australia and its gold regions
Statement of responsibility
published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
p. 156 -163: Descripition of Aboriginal society and lifestyle reflecting authors opinion that it is very unadvanced; author's opinion that Aboriginal society has no laws or governance; bark huts; firemaking; clothing of girdles and skins; use of fish oil on skin, body decorations of animal teeth, shark jaws; nose-piercing; division of labour; women doing most of work; infanticide of female children; method of carrying children; tooth avulsion as part of initiation ceremony; courtship involving blows to the woman's head with a waddy; polygamy; Aboriginal possession of acute senses: ability to track; sense possums in trees by smell; Aboriginal belief that white people are Aboriginal people returned from the dead; indolence; inability to succeed at agriculture due to impatience for end product; Aborigines of Sydney district uninterested in the benefits of civilisation, only in its vices; Authors belief that only the effors of missionaries will prevent the extermination of the Aboriginal race
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
919.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain)
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  • Gold mines and mining
  • Australia
Label
A Visit to Australia and its gold regions, published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Ferguson no. 17982
Contents
Chapter V: The Aboriginal inhabitants, their manners and customs
Control code
000002583482
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
iv, 202 p., [1] folded leaf of plates
Other physical details
ill., 1 col. map
System control number
(OCoLC)166310597
Label
A Visit to Australia and its gold regions, published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Publication
Note
Ferguson no. 17982
Contents
Chapter V: The Aboriginal inhabitants, their manners and customs
Control code
000002583482
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
iv, 202 p., [1] folded leaf of plates
Other physical details
ill., 1 col. map
System control number
(OCoLC)166310597

Library Locations

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