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Detail of front cover of ABORIGINAL MEN OF HIGH DEGREE - Initiation and Sorcery in the World's Oldest Tradition  (elkin3p  150/229  ELKI03)
Elkin, A.P. ABORIGINAL MEN OF HIGH DEGREE. (pb). Initiation and Sorcery in the World's Oldest Tradition. BNo. 0-89281-421-7. Paperback Edition 1994 (1945) (pb). Pp: xxvii, 195; 210mm x 135mm; 0.32kg. 3 maps. Foreword, introduction, bibliography, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Inner Traditions International, Rochester, Vermont, 1994. (This book is the first general account of Australian Aboriginal medicine-men. It is a study of their making, their personalities, their powers and social values) (Keywords: Anthropology, Australia, Aboriginal).
Book Code: L584 SOLD - now out of stock AU$26
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Detail of front wrap - THE AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES (elkin01bp  145/223  ELKI01)
Elkin, A.P. THE AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES (pb). A recognised, authoritative work. Fully Revised Edition. BNo. 0-207-13009-4. Reprinted Edition 1976 (1974) (pb). Pp: xvii, 397; 215mm x 135mm; 0.66kg. 21 b/w, num tab, 1 map. Preface, appendix, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Angus and Robertson Limited, Sydney, 1976. (The last chapter, The Aborigines on the march, has been rewritten for this edition) Keywords: Social anthropology, Australia, Aboriginal, tribal languages, totemic system, religious beliefs).
Book Code: H062 AU$18
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Detail of wrap  -  TWO RITUALS IN SOUTH AND CENTRAL ARNHEM LAND  -  The Oceanic Monographs No.19.   (elkin4p  150/193  ELKI04)
Elkin, A.P. TWO RITUALS IN SOUTH AND CENTRAL ARNHEM LAND. The Oceanic Monographs No.19. BNo. n/a. Reprint Edition 1972 (pb). Pp: iv, 149; 240mm x 185mm; 0.32kg. 28 b/w, 3 tab, 4 maps. Preface. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. University of Sydney, Sydney, 1972. (The monography refers to Aborigiginal rituals of the Yabuduruwa, Maraian at Mainoru in 1949 and the Yabuduruwa at the Roper River Mission in 1965) (Keywords: Anthropology, Australia, Aboriginal, Arnhem Land).
Book Code: H146 SOLD - now out of stock AU$48
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Detail of wrap  -  AUSTRALIA'S ABORIGINAL HERITAGE -  A focus on traditional way of  life and transition  (ellis5p  155/192  ELLI5)
Ellis, Jean A. AUSTRALIA'S ABORIGINAL HERITAGE. A focus on traditional way of life and transition. BNo. 1-86371-262-3. Reprint Edition, 1999 (1994) (pb). (viii), 216p; 255mm x 205mm; 0.65kg. 40 b/w, 32 fig, 1 map. Preface, introduction, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Harper Collins Publishers, Sydney, 1999. (This book gives a factual, thought-provoking insight into the heritage of the Aboriginal people through an instructive, general coverage of Aboriginal lifestyle and history, both traditional and transitional. An anthology of contemporary Aboriginal poetry is also included) (Keywords: Ethnology, Aboriginal ceremonies, totem, sacred, corroboree, initiation, artefacts, hunting rituals).
Book Code: M638 AU$35
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Detail of cover  -  THE CYLINDRO-CONICAL AND CORNUTE STONE IMPLEMENTS OF  WESTERN  NEW SOUTH WALES  AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE  (etheridge03bp  190/261  ETHE03)
Etheridge, R. Jnr. THE CYLINDRO-CONICAL AND CORNUTE STONE IMPLEMENTS OF WESTERN NEW SOUTH WALES AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE - and The Warrigal, or "Dingo," Introduced or Indigenous? BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1916. Pp: viii, 54, (xii); 310mm x 240mm; 0.51kg. 15 b/w(pl), 1 map. Letter of transmittal, introduction, analysis. A very good hardback copy with original printed boards. Cvr: vg. (minor foxing; slight bump on one corner). Department of Mines, William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer, Sydney, 1916. (This publication treats two subjects; the first deals with stone implements of the Australian Aborigines and the purposes for which they were probably used; and the second subject is a discussion as to whether the Dingo was introduced into Australia by man, or was indigenous) (Keywords: Ethnology, Australia, Aboriginal, cylindro-conical, conute stone, implements).
Book Code: Q072 AU$850
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Detail of cover  -  THE DENDROGLYPHS OR CARVED TREES OF NEW SOUTH WALES  (etheridge03bp  190/261  ETHE04)
Etheridge, R. Jnr. THE DENDROGLYPHS OR "CARVED TREES" OF NEW SOUTH WALES. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of New South Wales. Ethnological Series, No.3. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1918. Pp: viii, 104 + 76; 310mm x 240mm; 1.16kg. 130 b/w & fig, 2 maps. Preface, appendices I to III, addenda. A good hardback copy with original printed boards. Cvr: g. (minor marking and wear on boards; browning of eps; split front hinge). Department of Mines, William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer, Sydney, 1918. (The memoir discusses in detail the various types and patterns of carvings, the distribution and suggested significance of these markings. Plates include one illustrating seven shields by photographs) (Keywords: Ethnology, Australia, Aboriginal, carved trees).
Book Code: Q120 AU$630
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Detail of front wrap of THE RICHES OF ANCIENT AUSTRALIA
Flood, Josephine. THE RICHES OF ANCIENT AUSTRALIA. An Indispensable Guide for Exploring Prehistoric Australia. BNo. 0-7022-2259-3. Reprint Edition, 1993 (1990)(pb). Pp: xxii, 374; 245mm x 175mm; 0.89kg. Num b/w, fig & maps. Foreword, preface, end notes, glossary, further reading, contacts, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, 1990. (Prehistoric sites and natural wonders are described in detail, from Aboriginal rock paintings and spectacular limestone caves) (Keywords: Archaeology, prehistoric, rock art, Australia, Aboriginal, indigenous).
Book Code: G256 AU$28
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Detail of wrapper of  BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES and the native peoples of TORRES STRAIT to 1959  (greenway1p 150/226  GREE01)
Greenway, John. BIBLIOGRAPHY of the AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES and the native peoples of TORRES STRAIT. To 1959. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1963. Pp: xvi, 420; 240mm x 160mm; 0.72kg. 1 map. Foreword, introduction, acknowledgments, remarks, checklist, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. (minor wear on wrp). Angus and Robertson Limited, Sydney, 1963. (This book contains 10,283 titles of books and articles relating to indigenous peoples of Australia. It also contains a tribal map and key to location of 554 tribes) (Keywords: Bibliography, reference, anthropology, Australia, Aboriginal, Torres Strait).
Book Code: P069 AU$400
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Harney, W.E. GRIEF, GAIETY AND ABORIGINES. Famly life in the Northern Territory of Australia. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1961. Pp: 191; 215mm x 135mm; 0.46kg. 24 b/w(pl), 1 map. Acknowledgments, preface, epilogue. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: g. (minor wear on dw). Robert Hale Limited, London, 1961. (This book is the story of how the author and his family coped with his wife's illness and the depression years in northern Australia) (Keywords: Social anthropology, Australia, Aboriginal, family, depression years).
Book Code: C258 SOLD - now out of stock AU$25
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Detail of front cover of CONQUEST OF THE NGARRINDJERI  -  The Story of the Lower Murray Lakes Tribes
Jenkin, Graham. CONQUEST OF THE NGARRINDJERI. The Story of the Lower Murray Lakes Tribes. BNo. 0-7270-1112-X. Reprint Edition 1985 (1979). Pp: 300; 235mm x 160mm; 0.98kg. Num b/w, 1 map. Acknowledgments, foreword, introduction, appendices 1 to 5, bibliography, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Rigby Publishers, Adelaide, 1985. (This book is a perceptive review of the modern history of the Aboriginal people of the Lower Murray lakes in South Australia from 1820 to 1915) (Keywords: Cultural history, Australia, Aboriginal).
Book Code: C596 AU$46
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