Aboriginals of Australia
Douglass Baglin & Barbara Mullins
18.4cm x 24.3cm
Outline of Aboriginal life, economic, hunting, division of labour in search for food S.A., W.A., north Qld., type of food, family structure, male and female fire construction differences, preparation of food, cooking; Hunting dugong and turtle, use of sucker fish Tully R. area, material culture, weapons, use of shields except west S.A. and north Kimberleys, bark canoes, canoe trees, rafts, north coastal tribes use Macassan type sails; Relationship to land, totemic and increase sites, corroboree, play about and sacred, Arnhem Land peacemaking fight ritual, womens secret rituals; Material and colours used for art, rock paintings Oenpelli, Laura, description of Quinkans north Qld., spirit figures N.T., Rainbow Men S.A., Wandjina ancestral beings Kimberley region, stencil and pecked art forms widely distributed, areas for; petroglyphs, bark paintings Arnhem Land and islands in Gulf of Carpentaria, N.S.W. dendroglyphs, taphoglyphs and teleteglyphs, bora sites, mourning, burial customs, grave posts Melville and Bathurst Is., ranggas Arnhem Land fertility totems; Outline of ritual change Elcho Is., 11 lines Song of Mbu, Mungkan tribe.