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The Native Tribes of South-East Australia

by Alfred William, FGS Howitt

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Linguistics Series

The Native Tribes of South-East Australia Synopsis

A. W. Howitt's classic two-volume study, first published in 1904, investigates the organisation, practices and customs of the indigenous peoples he encountered during his forty years exploring Australia. He describes how he made 'close and friendly contact' with tribes who were, in his words, in a condition of 'complete savagery'. Howitt achieved considerable status among the Aborigines, and was even permitted to witness some of their sacred ceremonies. Focusing particularly on the social organisation of the tribes, their kinship systems and marriage rules, his book is a captivating account of a now-vanished civilisation.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108006323
Publication date: 25th November 2010
Author: Alfred William, FGS Howitt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 878 pages
Categories: Anthropology,

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