Native Tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia

Baldwin Spencer

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This is a comprehensive ethnography of the Australian Aborigines of Northern Australia, particularly the group known as the Kakadu, and the tribes of Melville Island. This is one of about half a dozen ethnographies written before the destruction of the Australian traditional cultures. Chapters include: Social Organisation and Marriage Regulations; Initiation Ceremonies; Totemic Systems and Totem Groups; Sacred Sticks, Bull-Roarers, and Ceremonial Objects; Burial and Mourning Ceremonies; Magic and Medicine; Beliefs in Regard to the Origin of Children; Traditions Concerning Imberombera, The Great Ancestor, And Also Other Ancestors Of The Kakadu Nation; Various Traditions, Customs and Beliefs; Food Restrictions; Weapons and Implements; Clothing and Ornament; and, Decorative Art.

This book has 488 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1914.

Production notes: This ebook of Native Tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia was published by Global Grey in 2020.

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