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The Resource The native tribes of Western Australia, Daisy Bates ; edited by Isobel White

The native tribes of Western Australia, Daisy Bates ; edited by Isobel White

Label
The native tribes of Western Australia
Title
The native tribes of Western Australia
Statement of responsibility
Daisy Bates ; edited by Isobel White
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Summary
An arrangement of Bates ethnographic manuscripts originally prepared during work for the Western Australian Government (1904-1912) for a proposed book of the same title; includes detailed editorial commentary concerning arrangement, deletion and sources and an introductory biography and background to the work; covers mainly material from the southwest, Murchison and northwest (Kimberley) regions; includes detailed information on tribal organisation and geographic location; social organisation, including moieties, semi-moieties, sections, relationship terms, marriage arrangements, bestowal, elopements, illicit marriages, sexual relations, conception, childbirth, child-rearing and avoidance rules; male initiation in the Bunbury, Vasse and Broome districts; totemism; religion, including moral code, mythic origins and beliefs about death; magic and sorcery, including bone pointing, healing and rainmaking; food procurement and preparation, including techniques, seasonality and division of labor; art and craft, including cave painting, rock engraving, manufacture of weapons and implements, bartering and trade; diseases and remedies; death and burial practices; dances, songs and ceremonies, including body adornment, songs texts and musical accompaniment
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1859-1951
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Bates, Daisy
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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White, Isobel
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Aboriginal Australians
Label
The native tribes of Western Australia, Daisy Bates ; edited by Isobel White
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 373-378
Control code
M0034987
Extent
xii, 387 p., [12] p. of plates
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
  • Copy 3 donated by ATSIC Library
Isbn
9780642993335
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), facsims., map, ports. ;
Stock number
7443b
System control number
0058972
Label
The native tribes of Western Australia, Daisy Bates ; edited by Isobel White
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 373-378
Control code
M0034987
Extent
xii, 387 p., [12] p. of plates
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
  • Copy 3 donated by ATSIC Library
Isbn
9780642993335
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), facsims., map, ports. ;
Stock number
7443b
System control number
0058972

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