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Mestonian flashes

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Mestonian flashes
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Mestonian flashes
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Excerpts from work of Archibald Meston; includes early Australian history, prehistory, descriptions of Queensland Aborigines by early explorers & settlers; initiation ceremony described (Nerang Creek to Wide Bay), body ornaments & decorations Clarence River tribes - laws, customs & Bora; Bunya Bunya feast, names of tribes present & their territory, place names (southeast Queensland), Moreton Bay inquest method, death pointing, magic crystal, quotes Taplin on Narrinyeri sorcery; cannibalism, weapons (eastern Australia, Moreton Bay); use of pituri (Mulligan River), hunting, tree climbing methods; assembly of wild tribes in Cape York, 1895 (Mapoon), weapons, camp life, childhood, religious beliefs, stellar myths, languages (where spoken), marriage laws, elopement penalty (Cape Grafton, Cape Bedford), examples of courage, loyalty & devotion in Aborigines (Jacky Jacky), native police, Aboriginal words & meanings (Port Jackson, Botany Bay, Awabakal, Kamilaroi, Wiradhuri, Moreton Bay, New England, Brisbane, Darling Downs); history of European contact, missions, population decline, landing of Flinders at Bribie Island, rescue of Parsons, Finnegan, Thompson and Pamphlet, native names (Southport to Tweed River)
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Meston, E. A
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Mestonian flashes
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M0057083
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7439
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0081301
Label
Mestonian flashes
Publication
Control code
M0057083
Stock number
7439
System control number
0081301

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      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
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