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Author Berndt, Ronald M. (Ronald Murray), 1916-1990.

Title The world of the first Australians / R.M. & C.H. Berndt
Edition Second edition
Published Sydney : Ure Smith, 1977


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  305.89915 BER-W2  AVAILABLE
Description xxi, 602 pages, 30 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents The aborigines in space and time -- Social organization and structure -- The basis of economic life -- The life cycle : growing up -- The life cycle : marriage to old age -- Religious belief and practice : totemism and mythology -- Religious belief and practice : ritual -- Magic and sorcery -- Law and order -- Art and aesthetic expression -- Death and the afterlife The aborigines today -- An overview : the past and the present -- Australian aboriginal studies
Analysis Aboriginal Australians - History
Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs
Australian Aborigines. Cultural processes
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [549]-596
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Culture
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.
Aboriginal Australians.
Ethnology -- Australia.
Author Berndt, Catherine H. (Catherine Helen), 1918-1994, author
LC no. 78301149
ISBN 0725402725