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Author Thomson, Donald F. (Donald Fergusson), 1901-1970.

Title Economic structure and the ceremonial exchange cycle in Arnhem Land / by Donald F. Thomson
Published Melbourne : Macmillan, 1949

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Description 106 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, 2 folded maps ; 22 cm
Contents Social organisation, ownership of land, economic structure and the organisation of work -- Conception of wealth, the giving of presents and the idea of "payment" -- Craft specialisation -- The ceremonial exchange cycle in Arnhem Land -- Influence of Indonesian culture on the idea of wealth and the ceremonial exchange cycle
Summary Basic structure & organization of N.E. Arnhem Land, shows how the impact upon the Aborigines of culture from Indonesia stimulated an exchange cycle so that goods were passed for inland from the coast; Ownership of land, economic structure and organization of work; Important influence of contrasting seasons on food supply, movements & occupations; Conception of wealth, the giving of presents and the idea of payment; Effect of Macassan voyagers on economic & sacred life; Detailed account of system surrounding the exchange of gifts and sharing of food; kin relationships; Types of goods exchanged, spear heads from Njillipidji quarry
Notes This monographs was awarded the Harbison-Higinbotham Prize for 1949 by the University of Melbourne
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Economic conditions.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Social life and customs.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land -- Rites and ceremonies
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land -- Social life and customs
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land -- Economic conditions
Ceremonial exchange -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Economic anthropology -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Economic anthropology.
Ethnology -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Ethnology -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land
Arnhem Land (N.T.)
LC no. 50011961
Other Titles Economic structure in Arnhem Land