Skip navigation
Skip navigation

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

Hiatt, L. R.

Description

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]

dc.contributor.authorHiatt, L. R.
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-18T06:02:26Z
dc.date.available2017-04-18T06:02:26Z
dc.date.copyright1965
dc.identifier.otherb1354172
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/114919
dc.description.abstractThis 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 computets ticking away with no problem to solve. The second is to present for the first time a systematic analysis of disputes in an Aboriginal community, most of them over women. Far more is known, and written, about Australian social organizations than about clashes of interest within them. The author demonstrates clearly that a better knowledge of the second subject might have prevented misunderstandings about the first. The fact that this is a work of scholarship does not prevent the essential drama of these complex situations from showing through. The author's use of diagram to illuminate the different relationships is particularly useful.
dc.format.extent162 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherThe Australian National University
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.subject.lcshAboriginal Australians Australia Northern Territory
dc.titleKinship and conflict : a study of an aboriginal community in northern Arnhem Land
dc.typeBook
dc.date.issued1965
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusPublished Version
dc.date.updated2017-04-18T06:02:25Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenanceThis republication is part of the digitisation project being carried out by Scholarly Information Services/Library and ANU Press under the provisions of Section 200AB of the Copyright Act, 1968 - http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/legis/cth/consol_act/ca1968133/s200ab.html
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
b13541729.pdf8.32 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator