Goodale, Jane C. (Jane Carter), 1926-. 'Alonga Bush': a Tiwi hunt

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Title: 'Alonga Bush': a Tiwi hunt

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

Published By: @aNew Haven, Conn.|@bHRAF|@c2008|@dComputer file Philadelphia: University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 1957. 2-35 p.

By line: Jane C. Goodale

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

Culture: Tiwi (OI20)

Subjects: Collecting (222); Hunting and trapping (224); Fowling (223); Marine hunting (225); Food preparation (252); External relations (648); Settlement patterns (361); Boats (501); Travel (484); Fire (372);

Abstract: This document is a popularized account of the author's experiences and observations recorded during the hunting expedition of a Tiwi band in which she was allowed to participate. These observations are interspersed from time to time with bits of ethnographic data pertaining primarily to routine of travel, hunting and fowling techniques, food preparation, gathering activities, and perhaps most important of all, the high degree of acculturation effects, coupled with aboriginal techniques which seem to exist in the society without apparent conflict. The author, a professional anthropologist, lived on Melville Island for a period of eight months, and was sponsored in her work by the National Geographic Society and the University Museum.

Document Number: 12

Document ID: oi20-012

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1957

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1964

Coverage Date: 1954-1957

Coverage Place: Tiwi, Northern Australia

LCSH: Tiwi (Australian people)


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