The Aborigines of Western Australia

Albert F. Calvert

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The Aborigines of Western Australia is a book by English author Albert F. Calvert, first published in 1894. It takes a look at the life and beliefs of the indigenous peoples of Western Australia. The author wrote several books on Australia. As with most of the books from this era and dealing with this type of subject, you have to be wary of the racism that underlines them. Chapters include: Languages; Early Accounts; Contemporary Accounts; Laws Of Marriage; Land Ownership; Law; Women; Hunting And Gathering; Physical Strength; Childhood; Music And Poetry; Religion And Mythology; Funerals; Old Testament Parallels; Boomerangs; Humor; and, Protection Of Aborigines.

This book has 14,427 words, 32 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1894.

Production notes: This ebook of The Aborigines of Western Australia was published by Global Grey on the 17th November 2021, and updated on the 8th August 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'The Two Majesties' by Jean-Léon Gérôme.

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