- 1972 (Creation)
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20 pages ; 34 cm
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Frederick Stanley Colliver was a Queensland anthropologist. He studied zoology, chemistry, and botany at the University of Queensland. In 1948 he became museum curator at the University of Queensland's department of geology. He was section secretary for anthropology at the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science conferences held in Brisbane in 1961 and 1971. He retired from the University in 1973 and was later president of the Museum Society of Queensland. His extensive collection of geological specimens and anthropological artefacts was transferred to the Queensland Museum in 1989. -- Excerpted from ADB
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Photocopy of draft of the paper The Aboriginal and his medicine chest written by FS Colliver, 20 pages, which includes two pages of bibliographic references that are referred to within the article. The article was published in 1972 in the Anthropological Society of Queensland Newsletter, no. 44, and Archaeology papers (3) 1-18. It includes quotes various authors on medicine mans powers & functions (Gippsland, Coast Murring), training (Murring, lower Lachlan River, Murray River, New England), remedies for sickness, Walbiri doctors & attitudes to them, circumcision as operation, post operative; treatment (Daly River), treatment of wounds, fractures (Gulf country, Port Keats), diseases listed with remedies given (taken mainly from Roth), use of pituri as stimulant, list of plants with scientific & popular names.
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- Australian Language
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Box 17 Folder 7
Previously housed in Box 17 Folder 6
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Created, Linda Justo, 11-Oct-2023.