A. W. Howitt's investigation of the practices and customs of the indigenous peoples he encountered during his forty years exploring Australia.
Table of Contents
Volume I: Preface; 1. On the origin of the aborigines of Australia and Tasmania; 2. Tribal organisation; 3. Social organisation; 4. Relationship terms; 5. Marriage rules; 6. Tribal government; Volume II: 7. Medicine-men and magic; 8. Beliefs and burial practices; 9. Initiation ceremonies, eastern type; 10. Initiation ceremonies, western type; 11. Messengers and message-sticks; 12. Various customs; Appendix; Index.
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