Hart, C. W. M. (Charles William Merton), 1905-1976. Personal names among the Tiwi

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

Title: Personal names among the Tiwi

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Oceania, Vol. 1, No. 3

Published By: Original publisher Oceania, Vol. 1, No. 3 [Sydney, etc.]: University of Sydney [etc.]. 1930-31. 280-290 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 Personal names (551); Naming (553); Grandparents and grandchildren (603); Kin relationships (602); Mourning (765); Regulation of marriage (582); Polygamy (595); Vocabulary (192); Mourning (765); Inheritance (428); Pregnancy (843); Property in movables (422); Age stratification (561);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article is a brief analysis of the use of personal names among the Tiwi of Melville and Bathurst Islands in North Australia. Each individual of the society has a multiplicity of personal names which he acquires during his life-time, but when death occurs not only is his name taboo to others, but also all other names similar in sound to that of the deceased. The Tiwi also impose a taboo upon all names that were bestowed by the dead person during his life-time. This paper was originally presented by the author to Section F, Anthropology, of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, during the meetings in May, 1930 at Brisbane, Australia.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

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. oi20-004

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

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). 1900-1930

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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