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No Pukamani : aspects of the ecology of the human settlement at Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory of Australia

Kean, Thomas Brendan


'Summit, who died about 1970, had about a dozen wives. He was the last to have more than two. He was the last great pagan leader or put more diplomatically "leader of the old ways". He died a Christian; his final words were there was to be "no Pukamani" adding that, if there was, he would come back and haunt them'. (Brother Pye M.S.C.: The Tiwi Islands, 1977). Bathurst (2072 KM²) and Melville Islands (5098 KM²) form a geological and cultural unit and are located off the north coast of...[Show more]

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Date published: 1978-12
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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