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Author: Daisy Bates
Publisher: New York, Putnam, 1939.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bates, Daisy, 1861-1951.
Passing of the aborigines.
New York, Putnam, 1939
(OCoLC)612954412
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daisy Bates
OCLC Number: 832094
Description: xviii, 258 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Sir George Murray --
Introduction / by Arthur Mee --
Prologue: a vanished people --
Meeting with the Aborigines --
In a Trappist monastery --
Sojourn in the dreamtime --
The beginning of initiation --
The end of initiation, the blood-drinking --
Three thousand miles in a side-saddle --
Last of the Bibbulmun race --
South-west pilgrimage --
Isles of the dead --
I inherit a gold mine --
With the desert tribes --
Across the bight by camel buggy --
Wirilya's pleasant vale --
By Yuria Water --
First days at Ooldea --
A revolution and a royal visit --
Introduction to civilization --
My friends the birds --
In the grip of the drought --
Interlude --
Birth and death, healing arts and justice --
Epilogue: Leave-taking --
Appendix: Legend of how the eagle-hawk brought the water to Yuria Gabbi.
Responsibility: With a foreword by the Hon. Sir George Murray ... and an introduction by Arthur Mee.

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