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

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

Published in: @aNew Haven, Conn.|@bHRAF|@c2008|@dComputer file

Published By: @aNew Haven, Conn.|@bHRAF|@c2008|@dComputer file London: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 1913. 291-321 p., plates

By line: Herbert Basedow

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Tiwi (OI20)

Subjects: 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: 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: 5

Document ID: oi20-005

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1911

Evaluation: Physician-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1961

Coverage Date: 1820-1913

Coverage Place: Tiwi, Northern Australia

LCSH: Tiwi (Australian people)


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