1957, English, Unpublished edition: Gaiarbaus story of the Jinibara tribe of south east Queensland (and its neighbours). Winterbotham, L. P. (Lindsay Page)

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  • 169 l.
Published
  • n.p., 1957.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Gaiarbaus story of the Jinibara tribe of south east Queensland (and its neighbours).
Creator
  • Winterbotham, L. P. (Lindsay Page)
Published
  • n.p., 1957.
Physical Description
  • 169 l.
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Summary
  • Gaiarbau last surviving member of tribe, born at Kilcoy, Dungidau division of Jinibara; p.6-14; Tribes of south east Queensland - Waka Waka, Gabbi Gabbi, Bujibara, Dungibara, Dagundair, Dowarbara, Dundubara, Undumbi, Badtala, Dulingbara, Ngulungbara, Jinibara; four local groups of Jinibara (Dungidau, Dal; a, Nalbo, Garumnga); Jukambe, Jagarbal &​ Kitabel tribes known as Biri;people, variations in language, mutual intelligibility of some, location of Jinibara, meeting of tribes during Bunya Bunya feast, boundaries of Dungidau territory, location of Dal; a, meanings of names (Dungidau, Dal; a, Nalbo), territory of Garmunga, names for groupings of tribes (coast, Darling Downs); p.14-42; Cicatrization (Jinibara, Dal; a &​ Dungidau), cutting of hair, body ornaments, phratries &​ their names, marriage rules, totems, inheritance of totems, Gaiarbaus totem the honey bee, hunting of bees etiquette towards totem, marriage customs, courtship, intertribal marriage ceremony, avoidance relationship, ceremonial dress, revenge for cruelty to wives, ceremony of marriage for members of same tribe, treatment of wives, widowhood, conception beliefs, prostitution, wife lending, kinship terms (71 given); p.42-70; Tribal council, meetings, leaders, authority; Bora council, insignia of members, government, authority of members, Bora rings, orientation (map shows location of some), initiation of medicine man, lists 4 places where ceremony took place, tests, spirit beliefs, existence of female doctors, magic, sorcery, magic objects, treatment of sickness &​ wounds, rain making, after death beliefs, evil spirit beliefs, treatment of bone pointing victims, Rainbow Serpent beliefs; p.70-99; Daily life, camp layout, shelters, family life, beds, opossum skin rugs, opossum skin twine, method of preparing skin, use of small bullroarer in camp, water transport by hollow log, menstruation, old age, stance; birth, childhood, wooden water vessels, training &​ discipline of children, punishment, Imarbara or peace makers, pacification of small children (gives words of lullaby, no translation); tree climbing methods, foods &​ restriction on food, ownership of tribal territory as source of food, seasons &​ methods of recognising them, hunting bees, vegetable foods &​ methods of collection, cooking &​ food preparation, food sharing, fire sticks, game hunting, lists animal foods, fishing methods (hollow log, line, poison, nets, spear, diving for turtle &​ calling for porpoise), mullet fishing, dugong (Fraser Island, Badtala people); p.99-120; Death &​ burial, inquest, methods, gives example of Nalbo funeral rite &​ procession, mourning, platform exposure, cave burial, disposal of body, disposal of dead persons belongings, funeral customs of the Badtala; religious beliefs of Jinibara, Creation beliefs, measurement of time; superstitions, dreams, warnings; increase ceremonies, corroborees, etiquette for strangers, sound instruments, dancing, marked trees on initiation ground, sacred figures carved in bark, body painting, words of song in Wakka Wakka &​ Dal; a mixed, with translation; p.121-137; Fighting, intertribal fight - appearance of messengers, message sticks, arrangement of fights, cessation of fighting, rules, weapons, causes of fights; intra tribal punishment &​ fighting, appearance of accused, rules; list of weapons, their manufacture, markings; cutting implements, shells, stone knives &​ axes; p.138-144; Inter tribal activities, trading, objects traded, values; organized games &​ contests, smoke signals; p.145-149; Pygmies (Dinderi), beliefs in south east Queensland tribes; p.149-152; Language, idioms; p.153-169; Story telling, gives English versions of 12 legends &​ 1 riddle.
Notes
  • pls.; diags.; maps; Typescript.
  • An index of selected names from this item is available. To access these names contact AIATSIS Family History Unit.
Access Conditions
  • Open access - reading.
  • Open copying &​ quotation.
  • Open copying of photographs or works of art.
  • Not for Inter-Library Loan.
Language
  • English
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