The Resource Diary - 1901 expedition

Diary - 1901 expedition

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Diary - 1901 expedition
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Diary - 1901 expedition
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Tennant Creek, Aug. 23-30; Walunqua & porcupine ceremonies; releasing from ban of silence, fire ceremony, description of body decorations, Alcheringa legends; cooking method described; legend of snake of Thapauerlu; Sept. 5-18; Account of fire ceremony; visit of neighbouring tribe, various ceremonies described; description of a bundle containing 40 wands, natives singing the bundle; Attack Creek, Sept. 19; Derivation of name, Whanaluru Pool, Oct. 10; Customs concerning water lilies - after tooth avulsion, tooth is buried by side of lagoon to make the lilies grow; second burials - bones placed near lagoon; Borroloola, Nov.2-12; Binbinga, Anula & Marra tribes, class systems, cannibalism, burial, traditions concerning Alcheringa; diagram & description of Anula canoes; relationship terms, medicine men, legends of Mundagadji & doctor, star people & the hawk; Nov. 21-22; Anula rainmaker, legend of crocodile, notes on rain making; Dec. 1-Jan. 7; String figures; Feb. 7, 1902; Fight between 2 wives of a man who chose one instead of the other
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1860-1929
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Spencer, Baldwin
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Diary - 1901 expedition
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HELD IN National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne yellow sticker no.1
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M0052102
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0074644
Label
Diary - 1901 expedition
Publication
Note
HELD IN National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne yellow sticker no.1
Control code
M0052102
System control number
0074644

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