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Main Title: Our Channel Country : man and nature in south-west Queensland / by A. M. Duncan-Kemp.
Author: Duncan-Kemp, A. M. (Alice Monkton)
Imprint: Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1961.
Collation: 23cm. xii, 236p. : ill., map, hbk, ;
Summary: Brief references to natives employed at Mooraberrie Station; p.24-25; Attempted shooting of police officer by black tracker; p.38; Native wells and springs, about 12 miles from station; Dreamtime path taken by woman wizard; p.44-45; Short account of Cunmurra, the Great Snake (Farrars Creek); p.47; Native lucky charm bracelet and exchange gift; p.49; Song of emu hunters, womans Dreaming; p.51; Eaglehawk and Kudyia tribes coota and dhoora spear; p.54-56; Legend of dingo, Myorli, Goolburra and Murranudda tribes; dingo totem, Eloora the goddess, hostile tribesmen; p.58; Plant used for childbirth, description of Tjilbirba totem board; p.75; Brief notes on camp life, division of labour; p.79-81; Koora-koo-inyah cult, legend of wise woman who gave laws on marriage to uncircumcised tribes; p.83-87; Uldagardinyah the law giver, rock painting, initiated men as Eebi, human sacrifice, sky legends, description of natives, love ngana as initiation; p.106- 111; Strange powers of Minyee and son Moola over birds and animals, hostility of women when flower good-luck charms destroyed; p.114; Mans walkabout as cure for love sickness; p.115; Sign language; p.117-118; Coolabah tree thought to contain tribal history, women catch giant crickets for food; p.135; Brief notes on totemism and marriage; p.137-139; Peace between tribes through G. Debney; p.151-154; Plants used as food and medicine; p.178-181; Native wells and native methods of locating and purifying; p.189-193; Goose festival; p.195-201; Family structure, avoidance relationships; p.202- 208; Religion and preinitiation training; p.210-218; Notes on cooking fish, plant foods, birds; p.223- 225; Brief account of tools, pirries, biface spear head, stone adzes, pressure flaking and percussion flaking; p.226-231; Tracking ability; approximately 53 native words, most with English meanings.
Subject: Description and travel
First Nations Australians
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Stacks 305.801 QLD SWES Available