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Title: Series 14, 24 - Miscellaneous notes, mainly re Social organisation; also questions to William
Author: Bates, Daisy
Issue Date: 3-Nov-2015
Abstract: The contents include: Captain Fawcett and native regiment, questions for Mrs Meares (regarding death and burial customs) of Roebourne, references to Howitt and other writers (regarding in part Yerkla Mining marriage and totems, tribes circumcised and uncircumcised, Roebourne notes, miscellaneous items from Point Cloates (from T. Carter, regarding Talanjee, Byung and Ingarda tribes and names of trees, shrubs and plants, diseases, remedies, legends, folklore, names of weapons and numerous other aspects of culture), notes of J. Monger, Gascoyne regarding burial, diseases, cannibalism, making fires, ghosts and witchcraft, marriage laws by Annear of Fitzroy, first meetings with natives as described by Pelsart, Tasman, Vlanning, Dampier, King, the natives and Christianity, Joowel’s letter, Spencer and Gillen's description of ideas about birth and spirit children. Pages 102-229 consist of hundreds of questions on all topics, mainly Bibbulmun, for William and other natives regarding legends, relationship terms (incl. Vasse and Capel areas), where children come from, Doonan wangee (language), mourning and funeral customs, legends, table of descent – southern tribes, grammar, Wirgain (informant), Karnduing (informant) and names of trees etc.
Description: The Barr Smith Library recognises the moral rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the owners of their knowledge. To this end, Special Collections is digitising the Daisy Bates Papers in our collections to enhance access for people who cannot travel to Adelaide. Please be aware that this site may contain sensitive information, including the names and images of people who have passed away and which may sadden and distress some Aboriginal people. This site may also contain language and terms used by an author that reflect an inappropriate attitude due to the historical context in which these records were created.
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Series 14_24.pdfMiscellanous notes 4.79 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Series 14_24_william1.pdfQuestions for William Part One9.05 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Series 14_24_william2.pdfQuestions for William Part Two12.07 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

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