Woman"s role in Aboriginal society

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Published by Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies in Canberra, Australia .

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Includes bibliographical references.

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StatementFay Gale, editor.
ContributionsGale, Fay.
LC ClassificationsGN666 .W64 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 84 p. :
Number of Pages84
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1652467M
ISBN 100855750472
LC Control Number91211427

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Papers originally presented to the Anthropology Section of the ANZAAS Conference as contributions to symposium on status of women; Includes; B.

Hiatt - Woman the gatherer; N. Peterson - The importance of women in determining the composition of residential groups in Aboriginal Australia; A. Hamilton - The role of women in Aboriginal marriage arrangements; I.M. White Aboriginal womans. Women's role in Aboriginal society. Canberra, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Fay Gale; ANZAAS (Association).

Congress; Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Woman's role in Aboriginal society. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, (OCoLC) Survey of the history, society, and culture of the Australian Aboriginal peoples, who are one of the two distinct Indigenous cultural groups of Australia.

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