Hart, C. W. M. (Charles William Merton), 1905-1976. The Tiwi of Melville and Bathurst Islands

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The Tiwi of Melville and Bathurst Islands

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Oceania -- Vol. 1, No. 2

Published By: Original publisher Oceania -- Vol. 1, No. 2 [Sydney, etc.]: University of Sydney [etc.]. 1939-31. 167-180 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication C. W. M. Hart

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Tiwi (OI20)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Community structure (621); Clans (614); Tribe and nation (619); Lineages (613); Settlement patterns (361); History (175); Real property (423); History (175); External relations (648); Ethos (181); Mythology (773);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document is essentially a study of Tiwi social organization as seen first from the standpoint of the local groups and secondly from that of the 'matrilineal totemic clans.' In his discussion of the hordes the author describes the boundaries and territorial rights of the groups, the variations in terminology used to refer to themselves, the transmission of property rights to other members of the group, and to a lesser extent, male and female status in the horde. This paper embodies some of the results of the research carried out by the author during the time he served as a Science Research Scholar of the University of Sydney.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. oi20-003

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1928-1929

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 Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1961

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1820-1930

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tiwi (Australian people)


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