Item F1811 - Gaiarbau's story of the Jinibara tribe of South East Queensland (and its neighbours)

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Gaiarbau's story of the Jinibara tribe of South East Queensland (and its neighbours)


  • [1957?] (Creation)

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[165] leaves, bound ; ill., b & w, maps ; 27 cm.

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Born in Kilcoy, Queensland. Died in a Salvation Army Home in Brisbane.

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Spine title: The Jinibara tribe of S.E. Queensland

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This carbon copy typescript recounts the story of Gaiarbau as told to Lindsay Winterbotham. In it Gaiarbau describes the form of tribal government, details of daily life, community, and relations with others outside of the community. This copy has many handwritten emendations. Illustrations consist of black and white photographs. Preface written by Norman B. Tindale. Index of contents is available at the end of the volume. Contents, as edited: Chapter I. The tribes and their areas, -- Chapter II. The Jinibara. -- Chapter III. Jinibara Tribal Goverment. [The Bora , and] Tribal Council [and Gundir]. -- Chapter IV. Daily Life. -- Chapter V. Community life. -- Chapter VI. Story Telling. -- Chapter VII. Conduct of fights and weapons used. -- Chapter VIII. Intertribal activities. Walkabout. -- Chapter IX. Pygmies (Dinderis).

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Mediated access.

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Copyright applies.

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  • Australian Language
  • English

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This item is available in UQ eSpace as mediated access.

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Material from this collection has been cited in:
Strong, Michael. 'One ring to rule them all?' Towards understanding the plethora of bora grounds in southeastern Queensland. Queensland History Journal, Vol. 22, No. 12, Feb 2016: 859-877.

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This item may contain culturally sensitive words or descriptions, some of which might not normally be used in certain public or community contexts.

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28266757 ; 63005026

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62545856 ; 1058059037

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Revised, Linda Justo, 8-Jun-2021. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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