Cover art for Kimberley People
Published
David Welch, December 2009
ISBN
9780977503568
Format
Softcover, 276 pages
Dimensions
24cm × 17cm

Kimberley People Stone Age Bushmen of Today

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Compilation of the 1936 text with many more photographs and much more information, 167 colour and black & white photos. J. R. B. Love lived and worked with northern Kimberley Aborigines during1914-1915 and 1927-1940, gaining their friendship and learning their language and customs. This book contains his 1936 text and previously unpublished photographs combined with other photographs and information from a number of sources. Love's book describes traditional Kimberley Aboriginal everyday life, including social organisation, kinship systems, belief in child-spirits, rituals, naming people, hunting and food gathering, fire-making, housing, language, warfare, murder, punishment, medicine, ageing, death and funeral practices, infanticide, polygamy, domestic violence, wife-lending, euthanasia, and cannibalism.

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