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Author Swan, Keith

Title A history of Wagga Wagga / Keith Swan
Published Wagga Wagga, N.S.W : City Council, <1970>
Wagga Wagga : City of Wagga Wagga, 1970


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 MELB  994.48 Swa/How  AVAILABLE
Description xxiii, 218 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 26 cm
regular print
Summary p.4-17; Location of Wiradjuri, population estimates, depopulation by leprosy & smallpox, lists animal foods, insects, Bogong moths (meeting of Wiradjuri, Wolgal, Ngarigo & Yai-Itma- Thang tribes, cooking method), plant foods listed, earth ovens, stone; axe manufacturer, microliths, brief notes on spears, throwing sticks, list of other weapons, plant & animal fibres for thread for fishing nets & ornamental bags (note on manufacture), physical appearance (quotes Sturt), possum skin cloaks, perforation of nasal septum, kangaroo teeth hair ornament, note on breast plate for local leader Peter, 1860s, class system, lists classes & totems (quotes R.H. Mathews), marriage laws, matrilineal descent, quotes myth on punishment for infringement of marriage; rules, owl myth
Analysis New South Wales - local history
Wagga Wagga [NSW]
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [195]-210
Subject Mathews, R. H. (Robert Hamilton), 1841-1918.
Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869.
Wagga Wagga (N.S.W.) -- History.
Author Waga Waga, N. S. W
Wagga Wagga (N.S.W.). Council
LC no. 71499508
ISBN (.50)