Kinship and Behaviour in North Queensland: A Preliminary Account of Kinship and Social Organisation on Cape York Peninsula
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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Foreword by H W Scheffler
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Aboriginal actual addition appears applied Arnhem Land Australian behaviour betrothal brother called Cape York Peninsula child clan classificatory close consistent contexts course cross cousins daughter designated distant distinction distinguished ego's elder extension father female genealogical girl give given grandparents husband identified joking relationship kala Kandju kin classification kind kinship kinship terms Koko Ya'o linking male mampa man's marriage marry McConnel means moieties Mongkan moryu mother mukka names noted Ompela papa parallel parents pattern person piloba pinya pipi pola presented Professor Thomson's prospective reciprocal reference regarded relative ages reports respect River rule Scheffler sense siblings sister social speak structurally structurally equivalent systems of kin Table tabu takes tata terminological Thomson tribes University wife Wik Moŋkan woman yami young younger brother