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Author Greenway, John.

Title Down among the wild men : the narrative journal of fifteen years pursuing the Old Stone Age aborigines of Australia's western desert / John Greenway
Published Richmond, Vic. : Hutchinson of Australia, 1973


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  305.89915 Gre/Dat 1973  AVAILABLE
Description 361 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary Personal reminiscences adapted from field journals; describes work of H.M. Cooper at Hallett Cove; establishment of Tindales Kartan assemblage, trihybrid theory of population origin, Australian culture chronology (Kartan, Tartangan, Pirrian, Mudukian, Murundian); describes Umeewarra Mission, Yalata, ceremonial site similar to those described by R.H. Mathews in N.S.W.; Pitjandjara age categories & names, circumcision; discusses totemism, mythology (Wati Kutjara myth as example), ritual (Aranda contemplation of ritual objects compared to Stations of the Cross), prayer and magic; describes search for flint outcrop near Eucla; gives diagrams showing eight section & six section marriage systems; lists Pitjandjara names for grubs; gives diagram of spearthrower giving Pitjandjara names for each part & for materials used; cooking & sharing of food; diagram of marriage system of Maldjana; describes Red Ochre cult - punishment for breakers of ceremonial laws, quotes example of death of young woman at Amata; mining operations (chrysoprase) of Amata Society at Mount Davies described
Analysis Aborigines. Anthropology. Australia. Desert regions
Aborigines. Antiquities. Australia. Desert regions. Personal observations
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Cooper, H. M. (Harold Moore), 1886-1970
Greenway, John.
Tindale, Norman B. (Norman Barnett), 1900-1993.
Amata Society
Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Social life and customs.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Central Australia -- Social life and customs.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Central Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Social life and customs.
Aboriginal Australians.
Anthropology -- Australia.
Aranda (Australian people)
Ethnology -- Australia.
Pitjantjatjara (Australian people)
Australia -- Ethnology
Genre/Form Sound recordings.
LC no. 74161581
ISBN 0091162408 (corrected)