This volume brings together all the evidence bearing upon the procreative beliefs of the Australian Aborigines and subjects it to a scientific examination in the light of biological, social and psychological research.
First published in 1937. This edition reprints the revised edition of 1974.

chapter I|13 pages


chapter XIII|27 pages

Maternity and paternity in Australia

chapter XIV|24 pages

Nescience, science, and psychoanalysis

chapter XV|16 pages

Tradition, experience, and belief