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Ethnological studies among the north-west-central Queensland aborigines

Author: Walter E Roth; Robert Etheridge, Junior; Edmund Gregory; Queensland. Agent General's Office,
Publisher: Brisbane : Edmund Gregory, Government Printer ; London : Queensland Agent-General's Office, 1897.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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P.1-40; Pitta - Pitta grammar & vocabulary (approximately 650 words); p.41-55; List of tribes indigenous to Boulia, Marion Downs, Bedouri, Cooraboolka, Mooraboola, Burke River, Warenda, Breadalbane, Carlo, Upper Mulligan River, Middle Diamantina River, Glenormiston, Leichhardt-Selwyn district, Cloncurry, Upper Flinders, Upper Georgina; tabular comparison between various words used in different districts - parts of  Read more...
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Roth, Walter E. (Walter Edmund), 1861-1933.
Ethnological studies among the north-west-central Queensland aborigines.
Brisbane, E. Gregory, Government Printer; [etc.] 1897
(OCoLC)644874646
Named Person: Walter E Roth; Walter E Roth
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter E Roth; Robert Etheridge, Junior; Edmund Gregory; Queensland. Agent General's Office,
OCLC Number: 5691283
Notes: Includes errata (p. vi).
Description: xvi, 199, [1] pages, XXIV leaves of plates (some color) : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: A list of the more important publications bearing on the District and Tribes described in the following pages, or that should be referred to in conjunction with the matter therein contained / by R. Etheridge, Junr. --
The spoken language of the Pitta-Pitta Aboriginals: an elementary grammar --
Tabular comparison between various selected words used in the different ethnographical districts of north-west-central Queensland --
Social and individual nomenclature: class systems, &c. --
The expression of ideas by manual signs: a sign language --
The search for food ; Pituri --
Domestic implements and utensils ; Fire-sticks and yam-sticks ; Huts and shelters --
Personal ornamentation and decoration ; Mural painting, &c. --
Recreation: corrobborees, sports, and games --
Travel, trade, and barter ; The so-called letter or message-stick --
The maintenance of law and order: fighting, fighting weapons --
Disease, accident, death ; Cannibalism --
Rain-making, thunder and lightning-making --
Ethno-pornography.
Responsibility: by Walter E. Roth.

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P.1-40; Pitta - Pitta grammar & vocabulary (approximately 650 words); p.41-55; List of tribes indigenous to Boulia, Marion Downs, Bedouri, Cooraboolka, Mooraboola, Burke River, Warenda, Breadalbane, Carlo, Upper Mulligan River, Middle Diamantina River, Glenormiston, Leichhardt-Selwyn district, Cloncurry, Upper Flinders, Upper Georgina; tabular comparison between various words used in different districts - parts of body, flora & fauna, other objects of nature, weapons & utensils, numerals, abstract ideas (Walookera, Yaroinga, Undekerebina, Ulaolinya, Wonkajera, Karanya, Pitta Pitta; Miorli, Goa, Woonamurra, Mitakoodi, Kalkadoon); family relationships (Pitta - Pitta, Kalkadoon, Mitakoodi, Miubbi, Woonamurra, Goa, Wommin); p.56- 70; Social & individual nomenclature; class systems; patronym, or tribal name (Pitta Pitta, Yunda ); gamo-matro-nym (Pitta - Pitta, Mitakoodi, Miubbi, Woonamurra, Goa, Kalkadoon); paedo - matro - nym (Kalkadoon, Miubbi, Workoboongo & Boulia district tribes); hetero - nym tables with details of groups; genea - nym (Pitta - Pitta, Kalkadoon, Mitakoodi, Miubbi, Woonamurra); genealogical tree of Pitta - Pitta native; auto nym (Boulia district); clima - nym (Pitta - Pitta, Kalkadoon, Yaroinga, Mitakoodi, Woonamurra); notes on similar systems of nomenclature - Palm Island, Cooktown, Laura, Croydon (Wollangama); probable interpretations of class system; p.71-90; Sign language, 213 signs illustrated & described, Boulia (Pitta - Pitta, Boinji, Ulaolinya, Wonkajera), Upper Georgina (Walookera, Undekerebina), Leichhardt Selwyn (Kalkadoon), Cloncurry (Mitakoodi), Flinders (Woonamurra), Upper Diamantina (Goa); p.91-100; Search for food, covers plants, gives scientific & Aboriginal name, animals, birds, fish (with note on nets & dams in Boulia district), insects; trading of pituri, route of trade, method of preparing; this section covers foregoing areas; p.101-107; Domestic implements & utensils, details of manufacture - koolamons, native chisels (throughout N.W. Central areas), cementing substance, artificial bending & straightening of timber, water bags of skin, human & animal hair dilly bags,; grindstones, nardoo stone (Boulia & Upper Georgina), baking ovens, fire sticks, yam sticks (Cloncurry), huts & shelters (Boulia, Cloncurry, Leichhardt - Selwyn area); p.108-116; Ornamentation & decoration method of hair dressing, head ornaments, tooth decorations (Boulia, Georgina, Leichhardt - Selwyn, Cloncurry), nets, fillets, circlets, spiral bands, nose piercing (Boulia), ear piercing (Cloncurry), tooth avulsion; (Boulia, Upper Georgina, Diamantina areas), beards (Boulia), necklaces, chest ornaments, waist-belts & aprons, phallocrypts, painting & feathering of body, mutilation, scarification; rock painting - Oorindimindi Station & on old Normanton road approximately 6 miles from Cloncurry; engraving in Glenormiston area; p.117- 131; Recreations - corroborees, details of performances, authorship, the Molonglo travelling corroboree, decorations, gives few lines of Pitta - Pitta song with translation, instruments; details of the Molonglo dances, songs & actions; tales from Boulia district; toy boomerang, throwing stick, whirler, ball games, skipping rope, hide & seek, mimicry, pit throwing; p.132-138; Travel, trade & barter, signs & signals on the road, names of waterholes, camping grounds, rivers, mountains; arrangement of camping ground when visiting (Pitta-Pitta, Miorli, Yunda, Yellunga); details of trade routes; message sticks illustrated & described (Boulia - Pitta- Pitta, Boinji, Karanya, Springvale - Miorli, Selwyn Kalkadoon, Flinders Woonamurra, Cloncurry Mitakoodi); p.139-151; Law & order, fighting methods, interand intratribal disputes (Boulia, Glenormiston - Undekeribina tribe), classification of fighting boomerangs (Pitta - Pitta, Mitakoodi, Kalkadoon, Walookera, Yaroinga, Wonkajera); material, manufacture & flight, notes on the ornate boomerang, fluted type (all areas), plain, hooked types; two handed sword.

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