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Detail of front wrap of BOOMERANG - Behind an Australian Icon. (jones3p 170/138)
Jones, Philip. BOOMERANG. Behind an Australian Icon. BNo. 1-86254-382-8. First Edition 1996 (pb). Pp: (vi), 134; 165mm x 210mm; 0.35kg. 104 col, 28 b/w, 23 fig, 1 map. Author's note, preface, bibliography. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 1996. (The author draws on the large boomerang collection, housed at the South Australian Museum, to describe the boomerang's traditional uses and its more recent flight into western culture) (Keywords: Ethnology, Australia, Aboriginal, boomerang).
Book Code: K514 AU$22
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Detail of cover - ABORIGINAL WOMAN SACRED AND PROFANE  (kaberry01p  155/229  KABE01)
Kaberry, Phyllis M. ABORIGINAL WOMAN. Sacred and Profane. BNo.0-415-31999-4. First Edition, 2004 (1939) (pb). Pp: xlii, 294; 230mm x 155mm; 0.56kg. 8 b/w (pl), 1 map. Preface to new edition, foreword, introduction, bibliography, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Routledge, London, 2004. (This book studies the extent to which Aboriginal woman participates in religion, the nature and importance of her contribution to the tribal economy. This book represents the author's attempt to portray aboriginal woman as she really is - a complex social personality, having her own prerogatives, duties, problems, beliefs, rituals, and point of view; making the adjustments that the social, local, and totemic organisation require of her, and at the same time exercising certain freedom of choice in matters affecting her own interests and desires) (Keywords: Social anthropology, duties, beliefs, Australia, Aboriginal women, Kimberley, nangala, djangala, Wuyuwud, Djalni, baramambin).
Book Code: T485 AU$88
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Detail of wrap - PATTERNS OF ABORIGINAL CULTURE (king-boyes10bp 150/220 KING10)
King-Boyes, M. PATTERNS OF ABORIGINAL CULTURE. Then and Now. BNo. 0-07-093400-2. First Edition 1977 (pb). Pp: (x), 175; 225mm x 150mm; 0.29kg. 4 b/w, 20 fig. Acknowledgments, preface, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. (minor wear on wrp). McGraw-Hill Book Company, Sydney, 1977. (Chapter titles are as follows: The Australian Myth, Fact or Fallacy?; The Effects of Cultural Myopia; Creation and Cosmology - Man and Myth and Man and Nature; Creative Arts; The Roots of the Tragedy; South Australia - The Noble Intention; Seed Time and Harvest; and The Precipice) (Keywords: Social cultural, sociology, history, Australia, Aboriginal).
Book Code: H319 AU$15
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Detail of cover of ABORIGINAL ARTISTS - Dictionary of Biographies  (kreczman2p  150/217  KREC02)
Kreczmanski, Janusz & Margo Birnberg. ABORIGINAL ARTISTS - Dictionary of Biographies. Central Desert, Western Desert and Kimberley Region. BNo.1-876622-47-4. First Edition, 2004. Pp: 446; 250mm x 170mm; 1.50kg. num col, 1 map. Foreword, general introduction, acknowledgments, index of artists, bibliography. A very good hardback copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; wrp: vg. J.B. Publishing, Adelaide, 2004. (The Aboriginal Artists Dictionary is a meticulously researched biographical dictionary containing more than 1000 entries about artists from the central and western deserts and from the Kimberley region. It is set to become the definitive reference work on Aboriginal artists of these regions and an essential reference for all collectors and people with an interest in Aboriginal art. The book includes a brief biography and relevant exhibition entries for artists who painted from the beginning of the 1970s to late 2003. It is lavishly illustrated with portraits of the artists and examples of their work, complemented by photographs of country and desert landscapes) (Keywords: Contemporary art, traditional, Australia, Aboriginal, Central, Western Desert, Kimberley).
Book Code: R752 AU$68
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Detail of wrap - PATTERNS OF LIFE (lofgren01p 165/206 LOFG01)
Lofgren, M.E. PATTERNS OF LIFE. The Story of the Aboriginal People of Western Australia. BNo. 0-7244-6001-2. Reprint Edition, 1975 (pb). Pp: 72; 250mm x 210mm; 0.20kg. 64 b/w, 23 fig, 1 map. Introduction, further reading, acknowledgments. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Western Australian Museum, Perth, 1975. (The Museum details the story of the Western Australian Aborigines. This booklet illustrates the objects and photographs collected over the years by many people) (Keywords: Anthropology, Australia, Aboriginal, Western, tribal, Kimberley).
Book Code: D401 AU$25
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Detail of wrap - DIE UNAMBAL (lommel03bp 210/288  LOMM03)
Lommel, Andreas. DIE UNAMBAL - Ein Stamm in Nordwest-Australien. Monographien Zur Volkerkunde Herausgegeben vom Hamburggischen Museum for Volkerkunde. Nr. II. BNo. n/a. First Paperback Edition, 1952. Pp: xii, 90, 12; 305mm x 220mm; 0.44kg. 30 b/w(pl), 6 fig, 3 table, 1 map. Vorwort, einfuhrung. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. (wear on wrap). Museums For Volkerkunde, Hamburg, 1952.
Description: All text is in the German language. In 1938, Dr Andreas Lommel, a German ethnologist and a member of the expedition led by Leo Frobenius, lived for several months among the Unambal tribe in Kimberley region of Northwest Australia. He gathered important information and valuable photographs on the everyday life of the people. This book is a recount of those experiences.
Keywords: Anthropology, ethnology, traditional life, northwest Australia, Aboriginal, Kimberley, Unambal, itinerant cults, creation myths, the Majangari, Kurangara.
Book Code: T235 AU$140
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Detail of wrap -  THE UNAMBAL  - A Tribe in Northwest Australia  (lommel03p 150/211  LOMM03)
Lommel, Andreas. THE UNAMBAL - A Tribe in Northwest Australia. Primary English Translation by Dr Ian Campbell, Armidale 1997. BNo.0-9587446-0-2. First English Edition, 1997 (pb). Pp: xviii, 122; 250mm x 175mm; 0.40kg. 30 b/w(pl), 6 fig, 3 table, 1 map. A setting in time, foreword, introduction, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. (minor wear on wrap). Takarakka Nowan Kas Publications, Carnarvon Gorge, Queensland, 1997. (In 1938, Dr Andreas Lommel, a German ethnologist and a member of the expedition led by Frobenius, lived for several months among the Unambal tribe in Kimberley region of Northwest Australia. He gathered important information and valuable photographs on the everyday life of the people. This book is a recount of those experiences) (Keywords: Anthropology, ethnology, traditional life, northwest Australia, Aboriginal, Kimberley, Unambal, itinerant cults, creation myths, the Majangari, Kurangara).
Book Code: T059 SOLD - now out of stock AU$95
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Detail of wrapper - BUNJIL'S CAVE - Myths, Legends and Superstitions of the Aborigines of South-East Australia (massola09p 180/245 MASS09)
Massola, Aldo. BUNJIL'S CAVE. Myths, Legends and Superstitions of the Aborigines of South-East Australia. BNo.n/a. First Edition, 1968. Pp: xvi, 208; 255mm x 185mm; 1.14kg. Num b/w & fig, 1 map. Foreword, introduction, postscript, list, bibliography, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1968. (In Bunjil's Cave the author retells the myths of the Aborigines of the South-East of Australia. This region is made up of five Victorian Nations and the Murray River tribes. The second gives an insight into the complex "spirit world") (Keywords: Social anthropology, Australia, southeast, Aboriginal, indigenous peoples, myths, legends).
Book Code: G091 AU$88
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Detail of front wrap of AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL CULTURE  (mccarthy9p  170/123 MCCA09)
McCarthy, F.D. AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL CULTURE. Revised edition by Robert Edwards. BNo. 0-644-02923-4. Reprint Second Edition, 1988 (1953)(pb). Pp: (ii), 48; 150mm x 220mm; 0.09kg. 164 b/w, 1 map. Preface. A very good paperback copy with staple binding. Wrp: vg. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1988. (This brochure was prepared for a travelling exhibition which toured United States and Canada during the period 1953 to 1957) (Keywords: Anthropology, social culture, ethnology, Australia, Aboriginal).
Book Code: Q136 AU$10
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Detail of front wrap of AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL CULTURE  (meggitt2p  150/230  MEGG02)
Meggitt, M.J. DESERT PEOPLE (hb). A Study of the Walbiri Aborigines of Central Australia. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1962. Pp: xx, 348; 225mm x 145mm; 0.53kg. 16 b/w, 9 fig, 26 tab, 1 map. Foreword, preface, bibliography, index. A good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: g. (wear on dw; tape marks on eps; minor spots on fore-edge of page block). Angus and Robertson (Publishers) Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1962. (This book deals with the tribe's history, contact with European settlers, relationships with neighbouring tribes, internal groupings and their economic, political, and religious significance) (Keywords: Cultural history, Australia, Aboriginal, indigenous).
Book Code: H505 SOLD - now out of stock AU$60
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