The Native Tribes of South-Eastern Australia


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A native bear is divided in the following manner: Self, left ribs; father, right hind leg; mother, left hind leg; elder brother, right forearm; younger brother, left forearm. The elder sister gets the backbone, and the younger the liver. The right ribs are given to the father’s brother, a piece of the flank to the hunter’s mother’s brother, and the head goes to the young men’s camp.

An emu was divided as follows: The backbone to the hunter; left leg, left shoulder, and left flank to his father. The neck and head, right flank, and right ribs to his mother. To his elder brother, the left ribs; younger brother, part of the backbone; elder sister, part of the right thigh; younger sister, the right shin. The left thigh and left shin went to the young men’s camp. The father and mother shared their part with their parents.1

1Howitt, A.W.n/an/an/an/a, , 759–760. (The Macmillan Company. By permission.)

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Chicago: The Native Tribes of South-Eastern Australia in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. Thomas, William I. (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937), Original Sources, accessed December 5, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3PQDKAM58BZUEHB.

MLA: . The Native Tribes of South-Eastern Australia, in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, edited by Thomas, William I., New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937, Original Sources. 5 Dec. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3PQDKAM58BZUEHB.

Harvard: , The Native Tribes of South-Eastern Australia. cited in 1937, Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. , McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York. Original Sources, retrieved 5 December 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3PQDKAM58BZUEHB.