Kinship and Behaviour in North Queensland: A Preliminary Account of Kinship and Social Organisation on Cape York Peninsula

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Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1972 - Aboriginal Australians - 59 pages
Covers area north of line from Endeavour River at Cooktown to Mitchell River on Gulf of Carpentaria, map shows tribal groups; based on field work 1928, 1929 and 1932-33; p.1-2; Briefly describes coastal terrain of Koko Yas & Ompela, inland country of Wik Mongkan & Kandju, local organisation, clans, government, moieties (except Wik Mungkan), personal totemism; p.3-14; Ompela - location, table shows classification, differences from other Australian systems noted, marriage relationships, betrothal & changes in designation required by marriage (betrothal ceremony described, removal of motherinlaw avoidance,; terms of address, table of changes given), other designations (nicknames, special status terms), kinship and behaviour (instruction, discipline, joking, freedom of behaviour, gifts); p.15-20; Wik-Mongkan - location, table of kin classification, marriage, kin terminology, choice of spouse, behaviour; p.21-23; Tjungundji - marriage system, behaviour, table of kin classification, classification by age and maturity; p.24-26; Wutati - location, Papuan influences in religious beliefs, moieties, clans, marriages rules, table of kin classification, behaviour; p.27; Summary and conclusions; p.28-36; Appendices - I, Yintjinga kin classification, Wik Alkan kin classification, Wik Ngatara, Koko Minjena kin classification; II, Curriculum vitae published work; Afterword by H.W. Scheffler - Wik Mongkan kinship, polysemy, structural analysis (comparison with terminology used in Wik Mongkan mourning), parent and child categories, grandparent terms, classification of cross cousins, descent lines and kinship; charts, alternate generations; Koko Minjena system, marriage; Selection of D.F. Thomsons photographs of Cape York Aborigines.

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