Basedow, Herbert, 1881-1933. Notes on the natives of Bathurst Island, North Australia

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

Title: Notes on the natives of Bathurst Island, North Australia

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland -- Vol. 43

Published By: Original publisher The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland -- Vol. 43 London: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. 1913. 291-321 p., plates

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Herbert Basedow

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 Collecting (222); Eating (264); Diet (262); Shipbuilding (396); Boats (501); Dance (535); Personal grooming (302); Body alterations (304); Puberty and initiation (881); Comparative evidence (171); Fire (372); Sleeping (513); Ethnobotany (824); Burial practices and funerals (764); Weapons (411);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The author of these ethnographic notes, the Commonwealth Government's chief medical inspector of the area, recorded his observations during a nine-day tour to Bathurst and part of Melville Island. The data presented give attention to the physical appearance of the people, their methods, designs and techniques of body painting and tattooing, house types, clothing and personal decoration, household utensils, weapons, foods, canoes and canoe building, decorative art, ceremonies and burial practices. Special emphasis is placed in this latter category on the 'memorial' poles used to mark the graves, both as to their construction and decoration.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 5

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. oi20-005

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 1911

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 Physician-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). 1820-1913

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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