The Resource Desert people : a study of the Walbiri Aborigines of Central Australia, by M.J. Meggitt

Desert people : a study of the Walbiri Aborigines of Central Australia, by M.J. Meggitt

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Desert people : a study of the Walbiri Aborigines of Central Australia
Title
Desert people
Title remainder
a study of the Walbiri Aborigines of Central Australia
Statement of responsibility
by M.J. Meggitt
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Subject
Summary
Ethnography of the Walbiri (Waljbiri); physical environment, includes table of Walbiri flora, with language and Latin names, uses; history from 1862, contacts with Australian explorers, pastoral settlement, violent conflict, establishment of Aboriginal settlements; contemporary distribution, numbers, relations with neighbouring groups, ethnocentrism; local organisation, sections, subsections, personal mobility in relation to religious significance of country; kinship system, residential family unit, marital relations, discord, elopements, adultery; socialisation, relations between parents and children, other kinfolk; moieties, descent; progressions through agegrades; law, social control; betrothal, marriage, childbirth; initiation, circumcision, subincision; death, funerary practices, child vs adult, man vs woman, causes of death, mourning
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1924-
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Meggitt, Mervyn J.
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Desert people : a study of the Walbiri Aborigines of Central Australia, by M.J. Meggitt
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Publication
Note
  • Copy 3 is 1974 reprint
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 330-332
Control code
M0066526
Extent
xiii, 338 p., [12] p. of plates; ill., maps
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2- donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Stock number
08218b ; 4201 ; 12445
System control number
0000956
Label
Desert people : a study of the Walbiri Aborigines of Central Australia, by M.J. Meggitt
Publication
Note
  • Copy 3 is 1974 reprint
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 330-332
Control code
M0066526
Extent
xiii, 338 p., [12] p. of plates; ill., maps
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2- donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Stock number
08218b ; 4201 ; 12445
System control number
0000956

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