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Native Tribes of South-East Australia, The

Reproduced exactly as it was first published in 1904, this groundbreaking work of pioneer anthropologist Alfred William Howitt (1830-1908) continues to provide a vital foundation for understanding the many and varied cultures of Indigenous Australian peoples today. Howitt's research is based on 40 years of exploration in central Australia, and covers topics such as:
  • tribal organisation
  • social organisation
  • relationship terms and marriage rules
  • tribal government
  • medicine and magic
  • beliefs and burial practices
  • initiation ceremonies
  • trade and barter
  • various customs
Publication Details
Name of Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
Place of Publication: Canberra
Resource Type: Monograph
ISBN: 0855752750
Publication Year: 1996 [reprinted 2001]
Publication Frequency: Other
Subject Covered: Social groups; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies