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Bates, Daisy

The Passing of the Aborigines; a Lifetime Spent Among the Natives of Australia

The Passing of the Aborigines; a Lifetime Spent Among the Natives of Australia

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London: Murray, 1972 (1938). Second ed., third impression. Large octavo in red and white jacket with b&w photo; xviii, 258 pages frontispiece, plates, portraits, double map 22 cm. Gift inscription to front free endpaper; minor erasure mark to same; else near fine thus in partly spine-sunned, price-clipped jacket; in archival mylar. A sharp crisp copy overall. Hardcover. ISBN:

"Daisy May Bates (born Margaret Dwyer; 1859 –1951) was an Irish-Australian journalist, welfare worker and self-taught anthropologist who conducted fieldwork amongst several Indigenous nations in western and southern Australia. Bates was a lifelong student of Australian Aboriginal culture and society and was the first anthropologist to carry out a detailed study of Australian Aboriginal culture. Some Aboriginal people referred to Bates by the courtesy name Kabbarli "grandmother."—Wikipedia. ¶ Contents: Foreword / Sir George Murray -- Introduction / Arthur Mee -- Prologue: A vanished people -- 1. Meeting with the Aborigines -- 2. In a Trappist monastery -- 3. Sojourn in the Dreamtime -- 4. The beginning of initiation -- 5. The end of initiation, the blood-drinking -- 6. Three thousand miles in a side-saddle -- 7. Last of the Bibbulmin race -- 8. South-west pilgrimage -- 9. Isles of the dead -- 10. I inherit a gold mine -- 11. With the desert tribes -- 12. Across the Bight by camel buggy -- 13. Wirilya's pleasant vale -- 14. By Yuria Water -- 15. First days at Ooldea -- The death and bural of Jajjala -- 16. A revolution and a Royal visit -- 17. Introduction to civilizatioon -- 18. My friends the birds -- 19. In the grip of the drought -- 20. Interlude -- 21. Birth and death, healing arts and justice -- Epilogue: Leave-taking -- Appendix: Legend of how the eagle-hawk brought the water to Yuria Gabbi. ¶  Australiens (Aborigènes) -- Relations avec l'État. Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations. Aborigènes d'Australie. Indigenous peoples of Oceania.

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