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Author Memmott, Paul.

Title Material culture of the North Wellesley Islands / Paul Memmott
Published Brisbane, Qld. : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, University of Queensland, 2010

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Description vi., 136 p. : ill., ports, maps ; 30 cm
Series Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit research report series, 1322-7157 ; no. 8
Research report series (University of Queensland. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit) ; no. 8
Contents Introduction -- The climate and land systems of the North Wellesley Islands -- Social and territorial organisation -- Ethnographic data sources -- Subsistence activities: marine habitats, tidal flats and mudflats, sand-based land systems, interior land systems, freshwater sources -- Settlement and shelter: cold weather camps, wet weather camps, mosquito camps, shade structures, shelter forms used during transitional seasonal conditions, the role of shelters as artefacts -- Manufacture and use of fire -- Food preparation: cooking methods, type of cooking methods, types of cooking ovens -- Travel, transport and communication: carrying vessels, watercraft, message sticks and emblems -- Fighting and duelling: fighting weapons -- Public dancing: dance apparel, the public dance event, special dance props and installations -- Square-up rituals: gift square-up, mortuary square-up, initiation square-up -- Initiation ceremonies -- Increase rituals and story places -- Love magic -- Sorcery and power objects -- Curing sickness -- Death and mortuary practices -- Clothing, ornamentation and body decoration -- Toys, games and training -- Curation of artefacts and resources -- Attitude to personal possession of artefacts -- Manufacturing technologies: strings and net technology; bark technology; stone technology; timber technology -- Trade with mainland groups -- Cultural change during mission times (1914-1978), change in the technology of dugong hunting -- Conclusion -- Appendices: 1. Aboriginal artefacts commonly used by Lardil people, 1900; 2. Plant species collected on Mornington and Sydney Islands, 1976; 3. Some Mornington Island reptiles; 4. Local names of some fish and birds at Mornington Island (in Aboriginal English and Lardil); 5. Local names of some birds at Mornington Island; 6. Some land fauna of Mornington Island; 7. Some Mornington Island fauna from freshwater and marine habitats; 8. Some shell species from Mornington Island
Summary Provides an ethnographic description of the material culture traditionally employed by the Aboriginal people of the North Wellesley Islands in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria
Analysis Anthropology (Australia)
Australian Aboriginal studies (Australia)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes index and bibliographical references
Subject Material culture.
Lardil (Australian people) -- Material culture
Lardil (Australian perople) -- Marterial culture
Lardil (Australian people -- Material culture
Lardil (Australian people) -- Social life and customs
Technology -- Wood.
Hunting -- Dugong.
Habitation -- Camps.
Housing -- Shelters -- Bark.
Language -- Vocabulary -- Animal names.
Food -- Preparation -- Cooking.
Environment -- Land management -- Fire.
Ceremonies -- Initiation.
Body -- Decoration.
Death -- Mortuary customs.
Environment - Land management - Fire.
Housing - Shelters - Bark.
Language - Vocabulary - Animal names.
Ceremonies - Initiation.
Body - Decoration.
Death - Mortuary customs.
Material culture - String and rope making.
Technology - Wood.
Hunting - Dugong.
Food - Preparation - Cooking.
Habitation - Camps.
Lardil people (G38) (Qld SE54-01)
Material culture.
Weapons.
Fishing.
Costume and clothing.
Dance.
Lardil language (G38) (Qld SE54-01)
Material culture -- String and rope making.
Lardil language G38.
Wellesley Islands (Qld.)
Wellesley Islands (Qld Gulf Islands SE54-01)
Author University of Queensland. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Studies Unit
ISBN 9781864999624 (pbk.)
ISSN 1322-7157