Australian Aborigines: The Language and Customs of Several Tribes of Aborigines in the Western District of Victoria
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (229 pages)
Author: J. Dawson
Year: (1881) 2009
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
'Australian Aborigines: The Language and Customs of Several Tribes of Aborigines in the Western District of Victoria' was written by James Dawson in order to inform people of the history, customs and languages of some of the groups of Aborigines in the Western Districts of Victoria.
Containing over 20 chapters, the book includes information relating to: population, property, clothing, habitations, domestic furniture, food and tools, laws of marriage, people's names, deaths and burials. A detailed section on languages is also included, containing information on vocabulary, grammar and sentences and places where it is spoken.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
8. Domestic Furniture
9. Cooking and Food
11. Laws of Marriage
13. Names of Persons
14. Superstitions and Diseases
15. Death and Burial
16. Avenging of Death
17. Great Meetings
21. Meteorology, Astronomy, etc.
22. Native Mounds
Conveyance by Principal Chiefs to John Batman
Notes to Chapters 11-14
Note: Reports of Government Inspectors of Aboriginal Schools
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