Totemism and Exogamy  

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"The view is shared by all the tribes of Central and Northern Australia. In point of fact, I am informed by the Bishop of North Queensland (Dr Frodsham) that the opinion is held by all the tribes with which he is acquainted both in North Queensland and in Central Australia including the Arunta; not only are the natives in their savage states ignorant of the true cause of conception, but they do not readily believe it even after their admission into mission stations, and their incredulity has to be reckoned with the effort of the clergy to introduce a higher standard of sexual morality among them." (Frazer, quoted The Family among the Australian Aborigines p. 226).

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Totemism and Exogamy (1910) is a book by James George Frazer .





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