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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Spencer, Baldwin Sir, 1860-
Gillen, Francis James, 1856-1912
The Arunta: a study of a stone age people
Published By: Original publisher
London: Macmillan and co., limited. 1927. 2 vols. (xxviii,
646, xvi p., plates (col.) ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Baldwin Spencer and Francis James Gillen
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
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Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is an excellent and detailed account of the Aranda.
The study was based on years of personal observation by Sir Baldwin Spencer, a biologist
who served for a time as Special Commissioner for Aborigines and Chief Protector in
Australia, and Francis James Gillen, Special Magistrate and Sub-Protector of Aborigines at
Alice Springs, the center of Aranda territory. Spencer and Gillen witnessed many ceremonies
and participated in the daily life of the Natives over a period of several years before
much acculturation had begun to take place. The authors stress the social organization,
sacred objects and places, myths, anthropometry, dress, utensils, weapons, decorative art,
ceremonial activities, and norms of social behavior.
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Component part(s), monograph
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Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
K. T. S. Coley ; 1951
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LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Aranda (Australian people)