Ethnological studies among the north-west-central Queensland aborigines

Roth, Walter E. (Walter Edmund), 1861-1933
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  • Includes errata (p. vi).
  • Includes bibliographical references (page [vii]-x) and index.
  • Also available online.


  • A list of the more important publications bearing on the District and Tribes described in the following pages, or that should be referred to in conjunction with the matter therein contained / by R. Etheridge, Junr. -- The spoken language of the Pitta-Pitta Aboriginals: an elementary grammar -- Tabular comparison between various selected words used in the different ethnographical districts of north-west-central Queensland -- Social and individual nomenclature: class systems, &c. -- The expression of ideas by manual signs: a sign language -- The search for food ; Pituri -- Domestic implements and utensils ; Fire-sticks and yam-sticks ; Huts and shelters -- Personal ornamentation and decoration ; Mural painting, &c. -- Recreation: corrobborees, sports, and games -- Travel, trade, and barter ; The so-called letter or message-stick -- The maintenance of law and order: fighting, fighting weapons -- Disease, accident, death ; Cannibalism -- Rain-making, thunder and lightning-making -- Ethno-pornography
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