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A WORLD THAT WAS: The Yaraldi of the Murray River and the Lakes, South Australia - number eleven in the Miegunyah Press Series

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A WORLD THAT WAS: The Yaraldi of the Murray River and the Lakes, South Australia - number eleven in the Miegunyah Press Series
Publisher: Carlton, Miegunyah Press/Melbourne University Prfess
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Edition: First Australian Edition - hard cover in dust jacket
ISBN: 0522844278
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An account of traditional Aboriginal life in settled South-eastern Australia. It recreates the world of the Yaraldi group of the Kukabrak or Narrinyeri people of the Lower Murray and Lakes region of South Australia. It encompasses relations between and among individuals and clan groups. Land tenure, kinship, the subsistence economy, trade,

ceremony, councils, fighting and warfare, rites of passage, from conception to death, myths, and beliefs and practice concerning healing and the supernatural. 255 x 190mm., pp. xxxi, 624, Appendices 1-7, bibliography, indexes to Aboriginal personal and family names, place names, general index. Hard cover in dust jacket. Contents, small 'Bookshop sticker' ffep, scattered 'spotting' (foxing) top page edges, no Inscriptions; dust jacket, medium 'crease' top spine - no wear or tears. NEAR FINE


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