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Description - Kimberley People by J. R. B. Love

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 This book contains his 1936 text and previously unpublished photographs combined with other photographs and information from a number of sources.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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780977503568
ISBN-10: 0977503569
Format: Paperback / softback
(240mm x 170mm x mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: David M. Welch
Publisher: David M. Welch
Publish Date: 9-Feb-2010
Country of Publication: Australia

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