TITLE

Punishment

AUTHOR(S)
P. R. W.
PUB. DATE
January 1994
SOURCE
Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia;1994, Vol. 2, p906
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
An encyclopedia entry for the Australian Aboriginal punishment system is presented. Prior to white settlement, Aboriginal societies maintained their own systems of laws and punishments, built around the actions of Dreaming beings. The range of punishments included ridicule, swearing or growling at the offender, banishment or ostracism, the threat of supernatural intervention, the threat or use of sorcery, and physical violence.
ACCESSION #
28811748

 

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