Adelaide: Rigby Limited, 1976. 1st ed., demy quarto, pp. 628, Index, b/w frontis map, colour and b/w plates one of which is folded, b/w ills and maps, prev. owner's stamp (Western Australian anthropologist, Robert Tonkinson) to ffep, original cloth boards lightly fished and sunned, chipped d.j. (note: original warning notice not included in this copy). Very good condition.
Mountford's seminal study of the Pitjandjara of the Mann Ranges and the Junkandjara of the Musgrave Ranges, a unique insight into the creative and imaginative life of the people. The book was withdrawn soon after release following an injunction granted to the Pitjanjara people. Rare. Note: 'Where Australian Aborigines are concerned, and in areas where traditional Aboriginal religion is still significant, this book should be used only after consultation with local male religious leaders. This restriction is important. It is imposed because the concept of what is secret, or may not be revealed to the uninitiated in Aboriginal religious belief and action, varies considerably throughout the Australian continent; and because the varying views of Aborigines in this respect must on all occasions be observed'. Item #98098
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