The original Australians
Chap.1; First encounters, land & sea from 1605; Chap.2; Physical characteristics - pigmentation (skin, eyes, hair, commenting on blondness in Pitjantjara tribe); distribution of hair, stature, head, teeth, extremities (growth pattern); abnormalities, mutilations, physical homogeneity, adaptation to environment; blood composition, physical aspects of reproduction, the nervous system; Chap.3; Environment, tribal distribution, shelters; Chap.4; Diet, hunting, cooking (comments on types of foods, preparation), fluid intake, narcotics, dietary values & deficiencies; Chap.5; Endemic diseases, introduced diseases; part played by present-day medical services; Chap.6; Evolution of culture, Aboriginal technology - natural tools, fire, wooden implements, use of string & cord, adhesives, shells, bones, teeth, stone; Water transport, method of constructing canoes, weapons; Chap.7; General spirit beliefs, totemism; Cult ceremonies, totemic rites, Kunapipi details, entertainment corroborees, ceremonial mutilation (circumcision, sub-incision), views on reason for subincision, map showing distribution of both rites, note on introcision; Chap.8; Medicine men, rain making ceremonies, love magic, black magic, notes on kurdaitcha parties death customs, mourning, burial, ritual cannibalism; Chap.9; General notes on language; music, musical instruments, dancing; ritual objects, artistic expression - bark, rock paintings, sculpture; Chap.10; Social organization - the tribe, tribal government, sub-groups, general tribal life; Sexual relations, conception beliefs, marriage; Status of women Chap.11; Origin & antiquity - extra-Australian affinities, living evidence, possible ancestry, era of Aboriginal migration (Tasmania & Australia); Chap.12; Black & white and the future - the law, reserves, missions; education, present-day problems - absorption, assimilation, integration; Front map shows sites of Anatomy Department (of the Univ. of Adelaide) expeditions - Kalumburu, Yuendumu, Haasts Bluff, Yalata, Maningrida, Beswick.
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Abbie Abori Aboriginal children Aboriginal women ancient animals Aranda Arnhem Land Australian Aboriginal bark beliefs blood bone bull-roarer canoes Cape York Peninsula central Australia ceremonies certainly churingas circumcision coast colour common continent culture Dampier dancing desert didjeridu diet disease doubt environment especially European evidence fact female gines girls Guinea hair hand human important initial Kimberleys kinship Kunapipi kurdaitcha language later living London magic males Melanesians melanin ments Mesolithic microliths missions moiety native conditions Neolithic nomads northern Oceania origin paintings part-Aborigines physical pigment Pintubi possible probably Queensland range region relatively reserves resin sacred seems sexual skin skulls sometimes songman South Australia spear spear-thrower spirit stick stone implements subincision survival Sydney Tasmania Tasmanians Tasmanoid teeth throwing-stick tion totemic tribal territory tribe Upper Palaeolithic usually Walbiri weapon western witchetty grub woman wood wooden Yalata