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Main Title: Economic structure and the ceremonial exchange cycle in Arnhem Land / by Donald F. Thomson.
Author: Thomson, Donald F. (Donald Fergusson), 1901-1970
Imprint: Melbourne, Vic. : Macmillan, 1949.
Collation: 106 p., [9] p. of plates : ill., 2 folded maps, hbk, ; 22 cm.
Summary: Basic structure & organization of N.E. Arnhem Land, shows how the impact upon the Aborigines of culture from Indonesia stimulated an exchange cycle so that goods were passed for inland from the coast; Ownership of land, economic structure and organization of work; Important influence of contrasting seasons on food supply, movements & occupations; Conception of wealth, the giving of presents and the idea of payment; Effect of Macassan voyagers on economic & sacred life; Detailed account of system surrounding the exchange of gifts and sharing of food; kin relationships; Types of goods exchanged, spear heads from Njillipidji quarry.
Subject: Economics
First Nations Australians
Arnhem Land (NT)
Northern Territory - Northern District
This monographs was awarded the Harbison-Higinbotham Prize for 1949 by the University of Melbourne.

This work contains text and/or images that may cause offence to members of the Australian Indigenous community, or may be deemed inappropriate for some users on the grounds of sex, age or social status by the Australian Indigenous community.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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