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Kinship and conflict : a study of an aboriginal community in northern Arnhem Land

Hiatt, L. R.


This is a study of kinship and conflict among a group of Aborigines who only recently abandoned their nomadic existence to live on a government settlement. Given the current rate of change in Australia, it will be among the last first-hand accounts of traditional Aboriginal social life. The book has two main aims. The first is to correct the impression that Aborigines are automata mechanically following tribal law in everything they do, or, as it has been put recently, 'algebraic electronic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1965
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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