The World of the First Australians: Aboriginal Traditional Life : Past and Present
Aboriginal Studies Press, 1988 - Social Science - 608 pages
This is the ninth printing of this classic book by Ronald and Catherine Berndt. Topics covered include social organisation, economic life, relationship with land, life cycle, religious beliefs, law and order, art, death, politics and an analysis of current developments in both Aboriginal studies and Aboriginal affairs. The comprehensive bibliography lists over 800 references which provide a detailed and authoritative introduction to Aboriginal traditional life, past and present.
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