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Author Venbrux, Eric.

Title A death in the Tiwi islands : conflict, ritual and social life in an Australian Aboriginal community / Eric Venbruz
Published Cambridge, U.K. :Melbourne, Vic. : Cambridge University Press, 1995


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  364.152089915 Ven/Dit  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 268 pages : illustrations genealogical tables, maps
Summary A homicide at Pularumpi is used as a case history to analyse Tiwi responses to the killing, mortuary rites, seasonal rituals, interaction between Tiwi and white reactions to violent death, in terms of Tiwi society and culture, and the effects of European mission beliefs and government policies on Tiwi life
Notes Includes bibliographies and index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 253-262
Subject Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Pirlangimpi
Homicide -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Pirlangimpi
Tiwi (Australian people) -- Death.
Tiwi (Australian people) -- Funeral customs and rites.
Tiwi (Australian people) -- Social life and customs.
LC no. abn95155102