Arnhem Land: Its History and Its People
F. W. Cheshire, 1954 - Aboriginal Australians - 243 pages
Fieldwork 1946-47, 1949-50; Briefly outlines social organization of coastal people (Maung, Wulamba, Balamumu); Place of indigenous religion in Aboriginal society; Detailed account of alien contact in N.E. and W. Arnhem Land (Baijini (or preMacassans, Malayans etc.)); Effect of traders on ceremonies, material culture (pottery, art etc.) and song cycles; Depopulation - prevalence of venereal disease; Details of song cycle of Gumaidj group describing settlements of Macassans along N. Aust. coast with place names; Aborigines knowledge of peoples of the East India Archipelago - uncorporated in the Badu song cycle; History of European contact, details of murders and their repercussions, government policy; Position of the missions & their part in culture contact, disorganization of camp life through military contact; Detailed bibliographical references.
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The Arnhem Land Aborigines
Alien Contact in NorthEastern Arnhem Land
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Aborigines alien contact anchored Arnhem Bay Arnhem Land coast Australia Badu Baijini Barani beach Berndt Blue Mud Bay boat Bowen Straits boys brought buffalo Bugis Caledon Bay camp canoe captain Chapter coast of Arnhem coconut crew Croker Island culture Dagiar Darwin Djanggawul Dyer East eastern Elcho Island Europeans evidence expedition Fitzgerald Fred Gray Goulburn Island Government Resident Groote Eylandt Groote Eylandt Mission groups half-caste ibid Indonesian contact Japanese killed Landers later lubras luggers Macassan Malays massacre McColl Melville Bay Melville Island Milingimbi Mirera Mission station missionaries murder native women Neidjalma north coast north-eastern Arnhem Land Northern Territory Oenpelli peans pearl-shell pearlers Plate police party Port Bradshaw Port Essington praus region Report returned rice Robinson Roper River sails Searcy settlement sexual South speared story tobacco told took Torres Strait trackers trading trepang Trial Bay tribe visits Wandiwandi Wessels western Arnhem Land Woodah Island wuramu Yirrkalla