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Before the invasion : Aboriginal life to 1788

Author: Colin Bourke; Mudrooroo; Isobel White
Publisher: Melbourne ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1980.
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Story of the Rainbow Serpent - Carbon dating - The land & the people - Shelter & clothing - Water & food - Hunting - Weapons - Women's tools and possessions - Boomerangs - Aboriginal religion - Dreaming - Dreamtime - Uluru (Ayers Rock) and its sacred meaning - Totems - Aboriginal families & groups - Childhood - Games - Rites of passage for women & men - Death & mourning - Herbal medicine - Aboriginal law - Languages  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bourke, Colin.
Before the invasion.
Melbourne ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1980
(OCoLC)559291397
Online version:
Bourke, Colin.
Before the invasion.
Melbourne ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1980
(OCoLC)608573667
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Bourke; Mudrooroo; Isobel White
ISBN: 0195505859 9780195505856
OCLC Number: 8727914
Description: 112 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Colin Bourke, Colin Johnson, and Isobel White.

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Story of the Rainbow Serpent - Carbon dating - The land & the people - Shelter & clothing - Water & food - Hunting - Weapons - Women's tools and possessions - Boomerangs - Aboriginal religion - Dreaming - Dreamtime - Uluru (Ayers Rock) and its sacred meaning - Totems - Aboriginal families & groups - Childhood - Games - Rites of passage for women & men - Death & mourning - Herbal medicine - Aboriginal law - Languages - Ceremonies - Body painting - Songs & stories - Cave & rock paintings - Bark paintings - Trade.

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