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Australian aboriginal higher order social organization and the late holocene

Jefferies, Anthony


The first generation of Australianist anthropologists described an over-arching level of social organization they variously described as nations, confederacies or messmates. The existence of this level of social organization received some support in the later work of Meggitt (1962) and Hiatt (1965) in respect of the Warlpiri of Central Australia and the Gidjingali of Arnhem Land respectively, and also in the theoretical work of Sutton (1990). However, an insuperable barrier to accepting its...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d19e171b21b8


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