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Author Attenbrow, Valerie, 1942-, author.

Title Sydney's Aboriginal past : investigating the archaeological and historical records / Val Attenbrow
Edition 2nd ed
Published Sydney, N.S.W. : University of New South Wales Press, 2010
Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, 2010
©2010

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 W'PONDS  306.0899915 Att/Sap 2010  IN TRANSIT
Description xiii, 226 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of colour plates : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 30 cm
Series Australian history
Contents 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
Summary 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
Notes "A UNSW Press book."
Previous ed.: 2002
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-219) and index
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- History -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Aboriginal Australians -- History
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Antiquities
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Antiquities
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- History
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.)
Historic sites -- New South Wales -- Sydney
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney
Excavations (Archaeology) -- New South Wales -- Sydney
Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History
Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Antiquities
Geography - Territories and boundaries.
Environment.
Social organisation.
Habitation.
Technology - Tools.
Weapons.
Material culture.
Hunting, gathering and fishing.
Trade and exchange.
Art - Rock art.
Body - Decoration.
Religion.
Religion - Totemism.
Ceremonies.
Ceremonies - Initiation.
Death - Mortuary customs.
Sites - Sites of significance.
Costume and clothing.
Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities.
Antiquities.
Excavations (Archaeology)
Aboriginal Australians.
Dharug / Daruk / Darug people (S64) (NSW SI56-05)
Eora / Iora people (S61) (NSW SI56-05)
Dharawal / Tharawal / Dariwal people (S59) (NSW SI56-09)
Darkinung / Darkinjung / Darkinoong people (S65) (NSW SI56-05)
Ku-ring-gai / Gameraigal people (S62) (NSW SI56-05)
Gundungurra / Gundungura /Gandangara people (S60) (NSW SI56-09)
Dharug / Darug language S64.
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Antiquities
Sydney map area (NSW SI56-05)
New South Wales -- Sydney.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2010399767
ISBN 9781742231167 (pbk.) :