On some Native Trading Centres

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Date 1908 - 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 695
Medium Notes
Summary 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.
Physical Description Typed and undated. With handwritten annotations and corrections throughout. Condition: foxing; some sheets with edge damage.