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Author Petrie, Tom, 1831-1910

Title Tom Petrie's reminiscences of early Queensland : (Dating from 1837) / recorded by his daughter [Constance Campbell Petrie]
Edition [Second edition]
Published Brisbane : Queensland Book Depot ; Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1932


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 ADPML SPC  994.303 Pct/Tpr  LIB USE ONLY
Description xxii, 323 pages, 18 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, folded map, music, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents List of places, names, plants and trees with a few speciments of Aboriginal vocabulary
Summary Bonyi feasts in Blackall Range; cannibalism, body ornaments, painting and cicatrization; 2 corroboree songs - words with music transcript; medicine men; magic stones, burial customs, method of discovering murders; Kippa and Mallara ceremomies of initiation, ritual decoration, ceremonial fighting, bora ring sites around Brisbane area; Removal of finger joint (females); Exchange of goods at Corroborees; Dream beliefs; Native remedies for sickness, curative properties of dugong; Methods of hunting and fishing, use of porpoises; types of food and preparation, obtaining of water, making fire; Canoe making, types of huts, weapons (including shields), vessels, string and basket making; Types of games; physical characteristics; Legends; Inter-tribal marriage; Early clashes and murders; inter-tribal relations - Stradbroke Island, Bribie, Moroochy, Brisbane groups; Notes on Bribie Island Reserve; trackers, Expedition to Wide Bay River in 1842 - encounters with natives (Andrew Petrie); List of places, names, plants, and trees with word list of approximately 60 words (Bribie Island, Maroochy, Glass House Mountain dialects)
Analysis Turrbal people
Notes "The greater portion of ... this book first appeared in the 'Queenslander' in the form of articles" p. [vii]
First published : Brisbane : Watson, Ferguson & Co., 1904
Subject Petrie, Tom, 1831-1910
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland -- Social conditions.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Brisbane (Qld.) -- Social life and customs.
Queensland -- Description and travel -- 1851-1900
Queensland -- Description and travel.
Queensland -- History -- 1851-1901
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Petrie, Constance Campbell, 1873-1926.
Other Titles Reminiscences of early Queensland