The Euahlayi Tribe

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THE

EUAHLAYI TRIBE

A Study of Aboriginal Life in Australia


BY

K. LANGLOH PARKER


WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY

ANDREW LANG



LONDON
ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE
AND COMPANY, LTD.

1905



Edinburgh: T. and A. Constable, Printers to His Majesty



CONTENTS
page
INTRODUCTION,  ix
CHAP. I. INTRODUCTORY, 1
II. THE ALL FATHER,"BYAMEE, 4
III. RELATIONSHIPS AND TOTEMS, 11
IV. THE MEDICINE MEN, 25
V. MORE ABOUT THE MEDICINE MEN AND LEECHCRAFT, 35
VI. OUR WITCH WOMAN, 42
VII. BIRTH—BETROTHAL—AN ABORIGINAL GIRL FROM INFANCY TO WOMANHOOD, 50
VIII. THE TRAINING OF A BOY UP TO BOORAH PRELIMINARIES, 61
IX. THE BOORAH AND OTHER MEETINGS, 70
X. CHIEFLY AS TO FUNERALS AND MOURNING, 83
XI. SOMETHING ABOUT STARS AND LEGENDS, 95
XII. THE TRAPPING OF GAME, 105
XIII. FORAGING AND COOKING, 112
XIV. COSTUMES AND WEAPONS, 120
XV. THE AMUSEMENTS OF BLACKS, 127
XVI. BUSH BOGIES AND FINIS, 135


Chapters (not individually listed)



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

By one of the Euahlayi Tribe
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A NATIVE CARRYING A MESSAGE-STICK, 63
TWO NATIVES READY FOR A CORROBOREE, 81
THE FUNERAL OF A NATIVE. A BARK COFFIN, 85
A NATIVE SINGING TO HIS OWN ACCOMPANIMENT,

A NATIVE GRINDING GRASS SEED ON A DAYOORL-STONE,

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A NATIVE WITH SHIELD AND WADDY IN FRONT OF HIS CAMP,  121


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