xiii, 226 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of colour plates : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 30 cm
Geographic terms: a clarification -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The gatherers of the data -- 3. The people and their country: numbers, names and languages -- 4. The rich resources of the land and its waters -- 5. Identifying where people camped and land use patterns -- 6. The social organisation -- 7. The foods people ate and how they were obtained -- 8. Their tools, weapons and other equipment -- 9. Shelter, clothing and personal adornment -- 10. Making use of available raw materials -- 11. Beliefs, totems, rites and ceremonies -- 13. The time line: an overview -- Sites-to-visit supplement
This edition draws on the latest historical, archaeological, geological, environmental and linguistic research, as well as oral evidence of present-day Aboriginal people, to reveal the diversity of Aboriginal life in the Sydney region before, during and for the first thirty years of British settlement
"A UNSW Press book."
Previous ed.: 2002
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-219) and index