5. Beliefs in some legendary Beings

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Date 1904 - 1880
Letter From
Letter To
Author Howitt, Mr Alfred William
Country Australia
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 604
Medium Notes
Summary Draft/s with some repetition - for parts of Chapter VIII of Howitt's 'Native Tribes of South-East Australia', 1904. Description of beliefs in legendary beings, mainly in the Lake Eyre and Central Australia regions, predominantly relating to the Dieri and Arunta groups. Discusses the origins of people, and of sacred ceremonies; of Arunta beliefs in the Alcheringa; the origins and distribution of totems; and legends related to natural features.
Physical Description Draft, handwritten in ink, undated. 11 foolscap sheets,11 pages. Condition: good.