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Detail of front wrapper of AYERS ROCK - Its People, Their Beliefs, and Their Art  (mountford06bp  150/223  MOUN06)
Mountford, Charles P. AYERS ROCK. Its People, Their Beliefs and Their Art. BNo. 65-16798. First Edition, 1965. Pp: xiv, 208; 230mm x 150mm; 0.73kg. 5 col, 106 b/w, 42 fig, 1 map. Acknowledgments, introduction, summary, bibliography, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: g. (wear on dw; minor tear & creasing in lower margin of dw; small penned name on fep). Angus and Robertson Ltd, Sydney, 1965. (This book is a study of the huge monolith that rises over 360 metres in the western desert of central Australia, and of the daily life, beliefs and art forms of its aboriginal inhabitants, the Pitjantjatjara tribe) (Keywords: Anthropology, Aboriginal, Australia, art, Ptjantjatjara, cave paintings, sacred objects, kulpidji, kurunba).
Book Code: U160 AU$120
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Detail of wrapper - AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL PORTRAITS (mountford09p 170/227 MOUN09)
Mountford, Charles P. AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL PORTRAITS. Ceremony, ritual and tribal elders. BNo. 66-21651. First Edition 1967. Pp: (vi), 90; 285mm x 220mm; 0.64kg. 39 b/w, num fig. Introduction. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Melbourne University Press, Victoria, 1967. (A series of camera portraits of indigenous Australians with corresponding brief and readable notes) (Keywords: Social anthropology, Australia, Aboriginal).
Book Code: G297 AU$55
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Detail of front wrapper - ALYAWARRA MUSIC (moyle1p 150/198 MOYL01)
Moyle, Richard M. ALYAWARRA MUSIC. Songs and society in a central Australian community. BNo. 0-85575-140-1. First Edition 1986. Pp: (v), 271; 280mm x 210mm; 1.15kg. 39 b/w, 80 exam, 49 fig & maps. Preface, orthography, glossary, bibliography, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra, 1986. (Audio disc of Alyawarra music (45 rpm 175mm dia) in sleeve pocket inside front board. The author describes the richness and variety of the musical life and he presents musical evidence showing how ownership of the songs is linked to ownership of traditional land) (Keywords: Traditional musical, Australia, Aboriginal, Alyawarra).
Book Code: E116 AU$55
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Detail of wrap - THE PREHISTORY OF AUSTRALIA (mulvaney07ep 145/215 MULV07)
Mulvaney, D.J. THE PREHISTORY OF AUSTRALIA (pb). Protohistory, ethnology and field archaeology. BNo. 0-1402-1773-8. Revised Edition, 1975 (1969) (pb). Pp: 327; 195mm x 130mm; 0.34kg. 95 b/w, 47 fig & maps. Preface, introduction, chronological table, bibliography, source, notes, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: g. (minor wear on wrp). Penguin Books Australia Ltd, Ringwood, Victoria, 1975. (The author traces the ways in which Aboriginal society developed as it responded to new challenges, and describes the differing life styles of communities all over the continent) (Keywords: Archaeology, Australia, Aboriginal, tools, scrapers, rock painting).
Book Code: D411 AU$16
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Detail of wrapper - ABORIGINAL MAN AND ENVIRONMENT IN AUSTRALIA (mulvaney08bp 160/221 MULV08)
Mulvaney, D.J. & J. Golson (editors). ABORIGINAL MAN AND ENVIRONMENT IN AUSTRALIA. Seminar papers at the Australian National University 1968. BNo.0-7081-0452-5. First Edition 1971. Pp: xxii, 390; 245mm x 175mm; 1.12kg. 31 b/w, 59 fig, 39 tab, 1 map. Preface, notes on contributors, acknowledgments, appendices, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: g. (minor wear on dw). Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1971. (This book is the overcome of a series of seminars and contains 25 papers ranging from prehistory, ethnographic information and Aboriginal art) (Keywords: Prehistory, ethnography, ecology, traditional art, Australia, Aboriginal).
Book Code: N767 AU$100
Note: Contributors and essays are:
(p.1) Jennings, J.N. - Sea Level Changes and Land Links; (p.14) Galloway, R.W. - Evidence for Late Quaternary Climates; (p.26) Costin, A.B. - Vegetation, Soils, and Climate in Late Quaternary Southeastern Australia; (p.38) Pels, Simon - River Systems and Climate Changes in Southeastern Australia; (p.47) Bowler, J.M. - Pleistocene Salinities and Climate Change: Evidence from Lakes and Lunettes in Southeastern Australia; (p.66) Mabbutt, J.A. - The Australian Arid Zone as a Prehistoric Environment; (p.80) Calaby, L.H. - Man, Fauna, and Climate in Aboriginal Australia; (p.94) Frank, R. - Cave Sediments as Palaeoenvironmental Indicators, and the Sedimentary Sequence in Koonalda Cave; (p.105) Wright, R.V.S. - The Archaeology of Koonalda Cave; (p.114) Lampert, R.J. - Coastal Aborigines of Southern Australia; (p.133) Wright, R.V.S. - Prehistory in the Cape York Peninsula; (p.141) White, Carmel - Man and Environment in Northwest Arnhem Land; (p.158) Glover, I.C. - Prehistoric Research in Timor; (p.182) White, J. Peter - New Guinea and Australian Prehistory: The 'Neolithic Problem'; (p.196) Golson, Jack - Australian Aboriginal Food Plants: Some Ecological and Culture-Historical Implications; (p.239) Peterson, Nicolas - Open Sites and the Ethnographic Approach to Archaeology of Hunter-Gatherers; (p.249) Lawrence, Roger - Habitat and Economy: A Historical Perspective; (p.262) Long, J.P.M. - Arid Region Aborigines: The Pintubi; (p.271) Jones, Rhys - The Demography of Hunters and Farmers in Tasmania; (p.288) Barwick, Diane E. - Changes in the Aboriginal Population of Victoria, 1863-1966; (p.316) Thorne, A.G. - The Racial Affinities and Origins of the Australian Aborigines; (p.326) Kirk, R.L. - Genetic Evidence and its Implications for Aboriginal Prehistory; (p.344) Tryon, D.T. - Linguistic Evidence and Aboriginal Origins; (p.356) Edwards, Robert - Art and Aboriginal Prehistory; (p.368) Mulvaney, D.J. - Aboriginal Social Evolution: A Retrospective View.
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Detail of wrap - PINTUPI COUNTRY, PINTUPI SELF  (myers02ap  150/223  MYER02a)
Myers, Fred R. PINTUPI COUNTRY, PINTUPI SELF. Sentiment, Place, and Politics among Western Desert Aborigines. BNo.0-520-07411-4. First Edition, 1991 (1986). Pp: 334; 225mm x 150mm; 0.66kg. 7 b/w, 25 fig & maps. Orthography, preface, introduction, conclusion, notes, references cited, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. University of California Press, Berkeley, 1991. (Description: The Pintupi, a hunting and gathering people of Australia's Western Desert, were among the last Aborigines to come into contact with with Australians. The author, who has been working with the Pintupi since 1973, presents an innovative study of this small-scale, spatially dispersed, egalitarian society. His comprehensive ethnography focuses on contradictions between indigenous ideas of individual autonomy and those of "relatedness", a tension mediated in politics, spatial relations, and the mythological construction of the Dreaming) (Keywords: Social anthropology, Australia, Aboriginal, Pintupi, tjukurrpa, yuti, Tingarri).
Book Code: T332 AU$42
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Detail of wrapper - WEEP IN SILENCE (plomley12p 155/230 PLOM12)
Plomley, N.J.B. (editor). WEEP IN SILENCE - A History of the Flinders Island Aboriginal Settlement. With the Flinders Island Journal of George August Robinson 1835-1839. BNo. 0-908528-15-9. First Edition 1987. Pp: xviii, 1034; 235mm x 150mm; 2.15kg. 31 b/w(pl), 3 maps. Introduction, preface, annotations, appendices I to IV, bibliography, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Blubber Head Press, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, 1987. (The book deals mainly with the history of the Flinders Island Aboriginal Settlement, Gun Carriage Island, and at "The Lagoons" on Flinders Island) (Keywords: Anthropology, cultural history, Australia, Aboriginal, Tasmania, Flinders Island, George Augustus Robinson).
Book Code: D372 AU$145
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Detail of wrap - Thomas Bock's Poertraits of the Tasmanian Aborigines (plomley09p 160/206 PLOM09)
Plomley, N.J.B. THOMAS BOCK'S PORTRAITS OF THE TASMANIAN ABORIGINES. Records of the Queen Victoria Museum, New Series, No.18. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1965 (pb). Pp: 25; 250mm x 190mm; 0.10kg. 21 b/w. Introduction, summary and conclusions, notes and references. A good paperback copy. Wrp: g. (minor patch stain on front of wrp). Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston, 1965. (The portraits of Tasmanian Aborigines painted by Thomas Bock in 1804 are illustrated and described. The technique of the portraits is also discussed) (Keywords: Anthropology, cultural history, Australia, Aboriginal, Tasmania).
Book Code: N522 SOLD - now out of stock AU$26
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Detail of front wrapper - KINSHIP, AGE STRUCTURE AND MARRIAGE OF GROOTE EYLANDT. (rose2p 150/213)
Rose, Frederick G.G. KIN, AGE STRUCTURE AND MARRIAGE AMONGST GROOTE EYLANDT ABORIGINES. A Study in Method and a Theory of Australian Kinship. BNo. n/a. First Edition 1960. Pp: xvi, 572; 240mm x 165mm; 1.18kg. 380 b/w, 6 fig, 49 tab, 1 map. Acknowledgment, note, preface, appendices 1 to 13, literature cited, word list, index. A good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: g; dw: g. (tape marks on eps). Akademie Verlag, Berlin, 1960. (In this work the author presents the results of anthropological fieldwork carried out amongst a north Australian Aboriginal tribe. Using entirely new methods he is able to show the connection between kinship and marriage regulations with the age of individual aborigines) (Keywords: Anthropology, Australia, Aboriginal, Groote Eylandt, Ingura, wanindiljaugwa).
Book Code: K028 SOLD - now out of stock AU$520
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Detail of wrapper - MOON AND RAINBOW  - The Autobiography of an Aboriginal Dick Roughsey  (roughsey01p  155/234  ROUG01)
Roughsey, Dick. MOON AND RAINBOW - The Autobiography of an Aboriginal. (Dick Roughsey's tribal name is Goobalathadin). BNo.0-589-00665-7. First Edition, 1971. Pp: 168; 245mm x 150mm; 0.43kg. 28 col(pl), 31 b/w, 1 map. Foreword, glossary. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. (minor wear on wrp; pastedown & inscription on htp). A.H. & A.W. Reed Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1971. (This is the life story of Dick Roughsey, hunter, fisherman, cattleman, sailor and artist. It is also the story of how Percy Trezise encouraged him to paint and who took him on expeditions to rediscover the extraordinary cave paintings in the remote interior of Cape York peninsula. This book is a story of how Dick Roughsey came to span two worlds, a man proud of his new status as well as of the culture and traditions of his tribe) (Keyword: Autobiography, artist, Australia, Aboriginal).
Book Code: R272 AU$58
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Detail of wrap - Outcasts in White Australia  by C.D. Rowley  (rowley2p  150/230  ROWL02*)
Rowley, C.D. OUTCASTS IN WHITE AUSTRALIA. Aboriginal Policy and Practice - Volume II. BNo. 0-1402-1453-4. New Edition, 1972 (1971) (pb). Pp: xiv, 472; 210mm x 135mm; 0.41kg. 36 tab, 1 map. Note, preface, references, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Penguin Books Australia Ltd, Ringwood, Victoria, 1972. (The 'outcasts' of this book are those of Aboriginal descent, mainly the part-Aborigines, living on the fringes of country towns and in some of the big cities of Australia. This book extensively documents the grim story of human injustice to which, deliberately or unwittingly, they have subjected the part-Aborigines) (Keywords: Sociology, economics, politics, Australia, Aboriginal).
Book Code: Q111 SOLD - now out of stock AU$18
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Detail of front wrap of The Destruction of Aboriginal Society by C.D. Rowley
Rowley, C.D. THE DESTRUCTION OF ABORIGINAL SOCIETY. Aboriginal Policy and Practice - Volume I. BNo. 0-1402-1452-6. New Edition, 1972 (1970) (pb). Pp: xviii, 430; 210mm x 135mm; 0.37kg. 8 fig, 11 tab, 7 maps. Note, perface, appendices A and B, references, index. A good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. (slight browning of page edges). Penguin Books Australia Ltd, Ringwood, Victoria, 1972. (The Destruction of Aboriginal Society is the first of three volumes, on the general theme 'Aboriginal Policy and Practice', which are concerned with the history of interaction over the whole continent between black and white Australians from the time of settlement up to 1967. It is the first detailed study of its kind. This volume is concerned with the history and tragedy of interaction) (Keywords: Sociology, politics, Australia, Aboriginal, settlement, interaction).
Book Code: Q110 SOLD - now out of stock AU$18
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Detail of front wrap of The Remote Aborigines by C.D. Rowley
Rowley, C.D. THE REMOTE ABORIGINES. Aboriginal Policy and Practice - Volume III. BNo. 0-1402-1454-2. New Edition, 1972 (1971) (pb). Pp: xii, 379; 210mm x 135mm; 0.32kg. 2 maps. Note, preface, references, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. (minor wear; name on htp). Penguin Books Australia Ltd, Ringwood, Victoria, 1972. (This last book of Professor Rowley's trilogy on Aboriginal Policy and Practice deals with the situation of the 'full-blood' Aborigines in the centre and north of Australia. He argues that, in the remote areas, policy and practice must be altered fundamentally, otherwise the last remnants of the tribes will be reduced to the situation described in Outcasts in White Australia) (Keywords: Social anthropology, politics, Australia, Aboriginal, settlement, missionary).
Book Code: Q112 AU$18
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Detail of front wrap of THE NATIVE TRIBES OF CENTRAL AUSTRALIA (spencer5p 150/239 SPEN05)
Spencer, Baldwin & F.J. Gillen. THE NATIVE TRIBES OF CENTRAL AUSTRALIA. (pb). Urabunna, Luritcha, Arunta, Ilpirra, Walpari, Kaitish, Waagai and Warramunga tribes. BNo. n/a. Reprint Edition, 1968 (1899) (pb). Pp: xv, 669 + 15; 215mm x 140mm; 0.77kg. 133 b/w, fig & tab, 2 maps(fd). Preface, introduction, appendices A to C, glossary of native terms used, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. (wear on corners). Dover Publications Inc, New York, 1968. (The authors have endeavoured to set forth an account of the customs and social organisation of certain tribes in Central Australia. The subject matter of other chapters includes: certain ceremonies concerned with marriage, the totems, the Churinga or bull roarers of the Arunta and other tribes, Intichiuma, initiation and Engwura ceremonies, traditions dealing the the origin of the Alcheringa ancestors of the Aunta tribe and the powers of the medicine men) (Keywords: Anthropology, Australia, Aboriginal, Arunta, ritual, customs, ancestor, photographs).
Book Code: X025 AU$140
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Detail of wrap  -  Record of the South Australian Museum - Volume 14  No.3, August 1963 (samuseum14-3p 170/225 SAM14-03)
South Australian Museum (14.03). RECORDS OF THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM. Volume 14, No.3, August 1963. BNo.n/a. First Edition, 1963 (pb). Pp: 413-601; 245mm x 180mm; 0.46kg. 48 b/w & num fig. Papers (14). A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. South Australian Museum, Adelaide, 1963. This volume contains papers on: anthropology (1); ethnology (3); archaeology (1) and others (9).
Authors and papers include:
Pretty, Graeme L. (A Turtle Shell Mask of Torres Straits Type in the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney); Tindale, Norman B. (Totemic beliefs in the Western Desert of Australia, Part II. Musical rocks and associated objects of the Pitjandjara people); Edwards, Robert (Preliminary survey of the Reniform Slate Implements of South Australia.); Mountford, Charles P. (The Aboriginal Skin Rugs of Australia.); Tindale, Norman B. (A Tjurunga-like Stone Pendant from New South Wales).
Keywords: Social anthropology, Australia, Torres Strait Islanders, masks, ethnology, religion, Aboriginal, Western Desert, Pitjandjara, religion, totemic beliefs, archaeology, slate implements, material culture, skin rugs, New South Wales, tjurunga, stone pendant.
Book Code: L173 AU$80
Important Authors/Titles in this volume include:

Pretty, Graeme L.,
A Turtle Shell Mask of Torres Straits Type in the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney.
Contents: Records of the South Australian Museum (14.3) 1963. Pp: Pp: 421-425; 3 b/w; Summary, introduction, acknowledgments, references cited.
Description: This paper describes a hitherto unpublished turtle-shell mask of the Torres Strait type. Study of the records suggests a provence of Darnley Island. The mask is described and illustrated and is compared with animal head masks once common in the region.
Keywords: Ethnology, material culture, Australia, Torres Strait Islander, religion, ceremony, dance.
Author-Paper Code: PRET01-P005.

Tindale, Norman B.,
Totemic beliefs in the Western Desert of Australia, Part II. Musical rocks and associated objects of the Pitjandjara people.
Contents: Records of the South Australian Museum (14.3) 1963. Pp: 499-514; 5 b/w(pl), 11 fig; Summary, introduction, acknowledgments, references cited.
Description: Large kondala stones or musical rocks of the Pitjandjara tribes-people of the Western Desert of Australia are described.
Keywords: Ethnology, material culture, central Australia, Aboriginal, Pitjandjara, kondala stones.
Author-Paper Code: EDWA01-P001.

Edwards, Robert,
Preliminary survey of the Reniform Slate Implements of South Australia.
Contents: Records of the South Australian Museum (14.3) 1963. Pp: 515-524; 3 b/w(pl), 1 map; Summary, introduction, acknowledgments, references cited, description of plates.
Description: This paper places on record the results of an examination of 226 slate scrapers. The literature has been reviewed; typical forms of the implement described and figured, and their manufacture discussed.
Keywords: Archaeology, stone implements, scrapers, South Australia, Aboriginal, typical form, material, classification, distribution, manufacture, incised marking, use.
Author-Paper Code: EDWA01-P001.

Mountford, Charles P.,
The Aboriginal Skin Rugs of Australia.
Contents: Records of the South Australian Museum (14.3) 1963. Pp: 397-411; Pp: 525-544; 8 b/w(pl), 4 fig, 1 map. Introduction, summary, acknowledgments, bibliography, description of plates.
Description: This paper illustrates and describes all the known examples of Aboriginal skin rugs and decorated skins in existence, surveys and early literature which describes the types of skin rugs used by Aborigines of Australia, gives the techniques employed in their manufacture, the methods of wearing, the decrations inscribed on their surfaces, and their possible meanings.
Keywords: Keywords: Ethnology, skin rugs, Australia, Aboriginal, rug types, manufacture techniques, method of wearing, decorations and their meaning, description. Jarramungup, Parnkalla, Tatiara, Condah, Yandah.
Author-Paper Code: MOUN01-P006.

Tindale, Norman B.,
A Tjurunga-like Stone Pendant from New South Wales.
Contents: Records of the South Australian Museum (14.3) 1963. Pp: 555-559; 3 fig. Summary, introduction, description, acknowledgments, references cited.
Description: This paper gives details of a stone tjurunga-like object with carved designs, from Coolamon in the Albury district, New South Wales. The finding also of portion of a stone tjurunga, without markings, from the Boulia district of Queensland is reported.
Keywords: Keywords: Ethnology, Australian Aboriginal, tjurunga, description, totemic beliefs.
Author-Paper Code: TIND01-P005.

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Detail of cover of THE NORTHERN TRIBES OF CENTRAL AUSTRALIA (spencer08ap 200/239 SPEN08)
Spencer, Baldwin & F.J. Gillen. THE NORTHERN TRIBES OF CENTRAL AUSTRALIA. Sequel to 'The Native Tribes of Central Australia' (1899). BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1904. Pp: xxxvi, 784; 230mm x 150mm; 1.46kg. 324 b/w & fig, 2 col fig, 2 tab. Preface, index. A good hardback copy in original green-cloth boards. Uncut pages & gilt decoration. Cvr: g. (wear on edges; pastedown on inside ubd). Macmillan and Co Limited, London, 1904. (This book may regarded as a sequel to the Native Tribes of Central Australia which was published by the same authors in 1899. The aim of the expedition for the work of this book was to provide more information about the customs and beliefs of the Aborigines of the tribes situated in that part of the Northern Territory which lies between the Macdonnell Ranges and the Gulf of Carpentaria) (Keywords: Anthropology Australia, Aboriginal, social organisation, marriage, customs, totems).
Book Code: H039 AU$980
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Detail of wrapper - DONALD THOMSON IN ARNHEM LAND  (thomson02ap  155/214  THOM02a)
Thomson, Donald F. DONALD THOMSON IN ARNHEM LAND. Compiled and introduced by Nicolas Peterson. BNo.0-522-85205-X. Revised Edition, 2005 (1983) (pb). Pp: xvi, 245; 245mm x 175mm; 0.68kg. 120 b/w, 16 fig, 2 maps. Foreword, preface to first edition, preface to revised edition, amendments to the paperback edition, biographical sketch, notes, sources, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne University Publishing Ltd, Melbourne, 2005. (This book is an account of Donald Thomson's work in carrying out a government commission to investigate the grievvances of a group of Arnhem Land Aborigines and the story of his adventures in tracking down and communicating with these people who were virtually unknown in the 1930s) (Keywords: Ethnology, indigenous culture, North Australia, Arnhem Land, Aboriginal, Elcho Island, Nunggubuyu, Wongo, Groote Eylandt).
Book Code: T335 AU$27
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Detail of wrap - KINSHIP AND BEHAVIOUR IN NORTH QUEENSLAND  (thomson10p  160/199  THOM10)
Thomson, Donald F. KINSHIP AND BEHAVIOUR IN NORTH QUEENSLAND. A Preliminary Account of Kinship and Social Organisation on Cape York Peninsula. BNo. 0-85575-026-X. First Edition, 1972 (pb). Pp: viii, 60; 260mm x 210mm; 0.23kg. 14 b/w, 1 map. Foreword, introduction, appendices I & II, afterword, bibliography. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra, 1972. (This monograph is a substantially edited version of Professor Thomson's original manuscript but the editing carried out by H.W. Scheffler has consisted mainly of eliminating redundancy and adding tabular material) (Keywords: Anthropology, Australia, Queensland, Cape York, Wik Mongkan).
Book Code: W237 AU$75
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Detail of wrap - BLACK WAR  (turnbull04bp  145/218  TURN04)
Turnbull, Clive. BLACK WAR. (pb). The Extermination of the Tasmanian Aborigines. BNo. n/a. Reprint Edition, 1965 (1948) (pb). Pp: xiv, 274; 210mm x 140mm; 0.42kg. No illus. Preface, introduction, epilogue, appendix, bibliography, index. A good paperback copy. Wrp: g. (minor wear on wrap). Lansdowne Press Pty Ltd, Melbourne, 1965. (Black War is the story of a race of men - the Aborigines of Tasmania - which was destroyed utterly within seventy-five years) (Keywords: Social history, Australia, Aboriginal, Tasmania, archives, Van Diemen's Land).
Book Code: D290 AU$16
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Detail of wrap - TRDITION AND TRANSFORMATION  (turner15p  180/224  TURN15)
Turner, David H. TRADITION AND TRANSFORMATION. A study of Aborigines in the Groote Eylandt area, northern Australia. Australian Aboriginal Studies No.53. BNo. 0-85575-030-8. First Edition, 1974 (pb). Pp: xv, 224; 260mm x 205mm; 0.72kg. 37 b/w, 36 fig, 34 tab, 2 maps. Preface, appendices A to D, glossary, references. A very good paperback copy. Cvr: vg. (minor wear). Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra, 1974. (Description: This monograph focuses mainly on the Bickerton Island Aborigines of the Angurugu Mission and describes various patterns in their social life both contemporarily and under the conditions of sporadic and increasing Aboriginal-White contact) (Keywords: Social anthropology, northern Australia, Aboriginal, Groote Eylandt).
Book Code: Q132 AU$95
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Detail of wrapper - MILINGIMBI (wells01p 150/229  WELL01)
Wells, Ann E. MILINGIMBI. Ten Years in the Crocodile Islands of Arnhem Land. BNo.n/a. First Edition, 1963. Pp: (vi), 232; 215mm x 135mm; 0.47kg. 28 b/w, 1 map. Contents. A good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: g; dw: g. (minor wear on dw & cvr; pastedown on htp). Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1963. (This book is the story of ten years on an island off the coast of Arnhem Land. This is a narrative of the experiences of the author and her husband, who was superintendent of the mission station at Milingimbi, as they tried to help the Aboriginal people through the difficult passage between a background of their primitive culture and the world of the Europeans) (Keywords: Missionary, pioneer, social culture, Australia, Arnhem Land, Aboriginal).
Book Code: L148 SOLD - now out of stock $38
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Detail of front  of wrapper of  THOMSON TIME - Arnhem Land in the 1930s: a photographic essay  (wiseman1p  170/205  WISE01)
Wiseman, Judith Proctor. THOMSON TIME. Arnhem Land in the 1930s: a photographic essay. BNo. 0-7306-2509-5. First Edition, 1996. Pp: xviii, 94; 250mm x 250mm; 0.76kg. 48 b/w, 1 map. Foreword, introduction, editorial note, glossary, references, contributors, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, 1996. (This book presents an account of the lives of Yolngu people in the 1930s) (Keywords: Cultural history, ethnology, Australia, Aboriginal, Arnhem Land, Yolngu).
Book Code: R396 AU$40
Note: Another copy of this title is available in good condition without dust wrapper. (K161 - AU$28)
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