On some Native Trading Centres
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This document contains references to the following people, places, and cultural groups
1908 - 1880
Howitt, Mr Alfred William
Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Content regarding customs of a number of groups, including the Yantruwanta - met by A.W. Howitt at Cooper's Creek. Discusses the trade practices of a number of groups. For example (not exclusively), the notes include a list of items of material cultural exchanged by people of the 'Wotjo Nation' - spears; possum skin rugs; armlets; men's 'kilts'; wooden bowls; and other implements and utensils. Hereditary occupations amongst groups include - tree climbers; canoe, shield, spear and boomerang makers; fisherman; rain-makers or medicine men; swimmers, divers; hunters; messengers or heralds. Among the women are yam-hunters, hut-makers, basket-makers, cooks etc.
Typed and undated. With handwritten annotations and corrections throughout. Condition: foxing; some sheets with edge damage.