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Author Turbet, Peter.

Title The Aborigines of the Sydney district before 1788 / Peter Turbet
Edition Rev. ed
Published East Roseville, N.S.W. : Kangaroo Press, 2001


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  306.0899915 Tur/Aot 2001  AVAILABLE
Description vi, 170 p. : ill., port. map ; 19 cm
Contents Includes: A catastrophic new world -- First impressions -- Social organisatiion and population -- Languages -- Possessions -- Food-gathering -- Marriage and the family -- Illness and its treatment -- Death and its consequences -- Religion -- Inityiation -- Artistic expression
Summary Economic and social life of Sydney clans, including language, material culture, family life, attitudes to illness and death, justice, religion and initiation ceremony, art; mentions Gamaraigal, Cadigal, Wangal, Walumedegal, Bidjigal and Bediagal, Garigal, Gweagal, Buruberongal, Booramedigal (Burramattagal), Borogegal, Tugagal (Toongagal), Cahbrogal, Norongeragal, Turramurragal bands
Analysis Booramedigal Band
Cadigal Band
Wangal Band
Walumedegal Band
Bidjigal Band
Garigal Band
Gweagal Band
Buruberongal Band
Notes Bibliography: p.154-156
Bibliography Bibliography: p. 163-166
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Food.
Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Rites and ceremonies
Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Social conditions
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.
Aborigines, Australian -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History
Aboriginal Australians -- First contact with Europeans
Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Sydney Region
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Sydney Region (N.S.W.)
Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- History
Aboriginal Australians.
Race relations - Representation - History.
Geography - Territories and boundaries.
Daily life.
Art - Rock art - Engraving.
Art - Rock art - Painting.
Social organisation.
Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.
Music - Vocal - Clan songs.
Ceremonies - Initiation.
Hunting, gathering and fishing.
Stories and motifs.
Technology - Utensils.
Death - Mortuary customs.
Dharug / Daruk / Darug language (S64) (NSW SI56-05)
Dharug / Daruk / Darug people (S64) (NSW SI56-05)
Eora / Iora language (S61) (NSW SI56-05)
Ku-ring-gai / Gameraigal language (S62) (NSW SI56-05)
Ku-ring-gai / Gameraigal people (S62) (NSW SI56-05)
Dharawal / Tharawal / Dariwal language (S59) (NSW SI56-09)
Dharawal / Tharawal / Dariwal people (S59) (NSW SI56-09)
Wiradjuri people (D10) (NSW SI55-07)
Wangaaybuwan / Wongaibon people (D18) (NSW SI55-02)
Gundungurra / Gundungura /Gandangara people (S60) (NSW SI56-09)
Worimi / Gadang / Kattang people (E2) (NSW SI56-02)
Gamilaraay / Gamilaroi / Kamilaroi people (D23) (NSW SH55-12)
New South Wales -- Sydney Region.
Sydney (NSW SI56-05)
Dubbagullee / Bennelong Point (N Sydney NSW SI56-05)
Mount Coolangatta (NSW S Coast SI56-09)
Cambewarra Mountain (NSW S Coast SI56-09)
Wentworth Falls (NSW SI56-05)
Port Hacking / Gymea Bay (S Sydney NSW SI56-09)
Dharug National Park (NSW SI56-05)
ISBN 0731809106