The Habits and Customs of the Aborigines of Western Australia

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 30 pages
Author: Salvado, Garrido, Camfield, Armstrong.
Year: (1871) 2020
ISBN: 9780859057998
Other: b&w photos, bibliog, notes index
Publisher: Hesperian Press

Forgotten and interesting material on the SW Aboriginals of WA. Originally published as: Information respecting the habits and customs of the Aboriginal inhabitants of Western Australia compiled from various sources; Parliamentary paper no. 2 of 1871

Comments on health of Aboriginal people, reasons for mortality rate; methods used at New Norcia Mission to training Aboriginal people to do physical work, suggestions for further training; p.8-19; Rev. V. Garrido, New Norcia, 1867; Detailed account of work and history of the New Norcia Mission; problems which confronted first missionaries, duties of Aboriginal people, education; p.21; Lithograph of family tree drawn up by Bishop Salvado; traces six family names & shows marriage laws; p.23-26; Annie Camfield - The Annesfield Native Institution, Albany, a sketch of its history and present condition (1868); health, work, etc.; p.27-28; F.F. Armstrong - Customs and habits of the Aborigines - burial, messengers, hunting, implements, shelters; three dialects used in settled districts - gives example of short text with translation.

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