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

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

Label
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
M.J. Meggitt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
ANU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meggitt, Mervyn J.
Dewey number
  • 305.89915
  • 994.291/004/9915
Intended audience
This work contains text and/or images that may cause offence to members of the Australian Aboriginal community, or may be deemed inappropriate for some users on the grounds of sex, age or social status by the Australian Aboriginal community.
LC call number
DU122.W3
LC item number
M4
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Warlpiri (Australian people)
  • Warlpiri (Australian people)
Label
Desert people : a study of the Walbiri Aborigines of Central Australia, M.J. Meggitt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1962
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000023076401
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 348 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Immediate source of acquisition
Donation from Tom Austen Brown collection.
Isbn
9780207130052
Isbn Type
(Angus & Robertson)
Lccn
66011884
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)415023
Label
Desert people : a study of the Walbiri Aborigines of Central Australia, M.J. Meggitt
Publication
Note
First published, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1962
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000023076401
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 348 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Immediate source of acquisition
Donation from Tom Austen Brown collection.
Isbn
9780207130052
Isbn Type
(Angus & Robertson)
Lccn
66011884
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)415023

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