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Author McGregor, Alasdair, 1954-

Title The Kimberley : horizons of stone / Alasdair McGregor & Quentin Chester ; including photography by Rob Jung, Alasdair McGregor & Quentin Chester
Published Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton, 1992

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 W'PONDS  333.784099414 Mcg/Kho  AVAILABLE
Description 208 pages : illustrations(some color), map, portraits ; 30 cm
Summary Two chapters about Aborigines; discusses origins, archaeological sites at Koolan Island and Miriwun, availability of food according to season, huts, clan and moiety systems of social organisation, Kimberley spear points, water craft, contact with Makassans and changes following European pastoral settlements and missions at Kalumburu and Pago; describes Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art, religious significance of Wandjina; exploration of Kimberleys by Grey, surveys by Stokes on the Beagle of coastline and inland by Alexander Forrest; conflict with pastoral expansion and prospecting miners, sanctuary provided at missions; stockwork on cattle stations in semi-feudal conditions provided security until wages legislation forced workers off pastoral stations into towns
Notes CIP confirmed
Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 202-204
Subject Natural history -- Australia -- Kimberley (W.A.)
Natural history -- Australia -- Kimberley Region (W.A.)
Natural history -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Kimberley
Natural history -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Wilderness areas -- Australia -- Kimberley (W.A.)
Wilderness areas -- Australia -- Kimberley Region (W.A.)
Wilderness areas -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Kimberley
Wilderness areas -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Kimberley (W.A.)
Kimberley (W.A.) -- Description and travel.
Kimberley (W.A.) -- History.
Author Chester, Quentin.
Jung, Rob
ISBN 0340578416