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Among Cannibals


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Preface; 1. Introductory; 2. Sydney harbour; 3. Journey to western Queensland; 4. Struggle between blacks and whites; 5. Journey to northern Queensland; 6. Headquarters at Herbert Vale; 7. Kamin (implement for climbing); 8. Pleasant companion; 9. My first expedition with the blacks; 10. The appearance of the aborigines in the different parts of the continent; 11. Respect for right of property; 12. The position of women among the blacks; 13. Mongan, a new mammal; 14. Dingo a member of the family; 15. Blacks on the track; 16. Wild landscape on the Upper Herbert; 17. A wedding; 18. Native politeness; 19. A festival dance of the blacks; 20. Arrival of the native police; 21. The rainy season; 22. Unpleasantness at Herbert Vale; 23. The burial of the blacks; 24. My life in danger; 25. Winter in north Queensland; 26. Message sticks; 27. Frozen meat; 28. A family of zoologists; Appendix; Index.

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Lumholtz's entertaining and informative account of his 1880 expedition to Australia describes Aboriginal society and traditions observed at close quarters.

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