A World That Was: The Yaraldi of the Murray River and the Lakes, South Australia

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A World That Was

The Yaraldi of the Murray River
and the Lakes, South Australia

Ronald M. Berndt
and
Catherine H. Berndt
with
John E. Stanton

UBC PRESS / VANCOUVER

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Illustrations xi
  • Acknowledgements xv
  • Foreword xvii
  • Conversions xxxii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - The Land and Its People 13
  • 2 - Living Together 25
  • 3 - Marriage and the Family 31
  • 4 - Kin in Perspective 41
  • 5 - Keeping the Peace 58
  • 6 - Living off the Land and Sea 74
  • 7 - A Production Economy 109
  • 8 - Coming into Being 131
  • 9 - Socialization 145
  • 10 - Male Initiation Cycle 163
  • 11 - Relations Between the Sexes 186
  • 12 - Magic and Healing 193
  • 13 - Spirits 201
  • 14 - Ceremony and Song 210
  • 15 - Mythic Instigators 223
  • 16 - Mythic Shape-Changers 231
  • 17 - Power of the Miwi 245
  • 18 - In Pursuit of Death 252
  • 19 - The Final Act of Living 267
  • 20 - Retrospect 281
  • Appendices 301
  • Appendix 1 Kukabrak Neighbours and Dialectal Units 303
  • Appendix 2 Kukabrak Clans 306
  • Appendix 3 Kukabrak Clan Lands 313
  • Appendix 4 Texts and Interlinear Translations 332
  • Appendix 6 Traditional Foods 553
  • Appendix 7 Songs and Interlinear Translations 577
  • Bibliography 597
  • Index to Aboriginal Personal and Family Names 602
  • Index to Place Names 610
  • General Index 615
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