The Native Tribes of Central Australia, by Baldwin Spencer

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter

  1. Introduction
  2. The Social Organisation of the Tribes
  3. Certain Ceremonies Concerned with Marriage Together with a Discussion Regarding the Same.
  4. The Totems
  5. The Churinga or Bull Roarers of the Arunta and Other Tribes
  6. Intichiuma Ceremonies
  7. Initiation Ceremonies
  8. Initiation Ceremonies (Continued) the Engwura Ceremony
  9. Initiation Ceremonies (Continued) the Engwura Ceremony (Concluded)
  10. Traditions Dealing with the Origin of the Alcheringa Ancestors of the Arunta Tribe and with Particular Customs
  11. Traditions Dealing with the Origin of the Alcheringa Ancestors of the Arunta Tribe and with Particular Customs (Continued)
  12. Customs Concerned with Knocking out of Teeth; Nose-Boring; Growth of Breasts; Blood, Blood-Letting, Blood-Giving, Blood-Drinking; Hair; Childbirth; Food Restrictions; Cannibalism
  13. The Customs of Kurdaitcha and Illapurinja and the Avenging Party or Atninga
  14. Customs Relating to Burial and Mourning
  15. the Iruntarinia and Arumburinga, or Spirit Individuals
  16. The Making and the Powers of Medicine Men; Various Forms of Magic
  17. Methods of Obtaining Wives
  18. Myths Relating to Sun, Moon, Eclipses, Etc.
  19. Clothing, Weapons, Implements, Decorative Art

Appendix

  1. The Names of the Natives
  2. The Wilyaru Ceremony of the Urabunna Tribe, Together with References to Mr. Gason's Account of the Dieri (Dieyerie) Tribe
  3. Appendix C
  4. Glossary of Native Terms Used
  5. Index

THE

NATIVE TRIBES

OF

CENTRAL AUSTRALIA

BY

BALDWIN SPENCER, M.A.

SOMETIME FELLOW OF LINCOLN COLLEGE, OXFORD

PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

AND

F. J. GILLEN

SPECIAL MAGISTRATE AND SUB-PROTECTOR OF THE ABORIGINES

ALICE SPRINGS, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

London, Macmillan and Co., Limited,

[1899]

TO A. W. HOWITT AND LORIMER FISON WHO LAID THE FOUNDATION OF OUR KNOWLEDGE OF AUSTRALIAN ANTHROPOLOGY THIS WORK IS DEDICATED BY THE AUTHORS

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