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Author Elkin, A. P. (Adolphus Peter), 1891-1979.

Title The Australian aborigines : how to understand them / by A. P. Elkin
Edition Third edition
Published Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1954
[Sydney] : Angus and Robertson, 1954

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Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  305.89915 Elk/Aab 1954  TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
Description xviii, 349 pages, 23 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents The Aborigines and their manner of life -- The land and the Aborigines -- The family and other relations -- Social groups -- Kinship and marriage customs puzzling to us -- Totemism: Man, nature and the past -- The secret life and initiation -- Aboriginal philosophy, rites and beliefs -- Art and ritual -- Music and dancing -- Medicine-men and magic -- Death and what follows -- Epilogue: The Aborigines on the march -- Appendix: Additional reading
Summary For annotation see 4th edition
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [341]-343
Notes Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Music.
Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore.
Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.
Aboriginal Australians -- Kinship.
Aboriginal Australians -- Religion.
Aboriginal Australians -- Rites and ceremonies.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.
Aboriginal Australians.
Art, Aboriginal Australian.
Arts, Aboriginal Australian.
Ethnology -- Australia.
Genre/Form Music.
LC no. 11917144