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Identifier: womenofallnation01joyc
Title: Women of all nations, a record of their characteristics, habits, manners, customs and influence;
Year: 1908 (1900s)
Authors: Joyce, Thomas Athol, 1878-1942 Thomas, Northcote Whitridge, 1868-
Subjects: Women
Publisher: London, New York [etc.] : Cassell and Company, limited
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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e only wayof getting a husband, for a girl may be bartered by her brotherElopements against another mans sister, by her father in exchange foranother mans daughter, and so on ; oishe may be allotted to her husband bya tribal council, and neither of them mayhave any intimation of the approachinghappy event till the girls brothers take apiece of smouldering firewood to the bride-groom, and the same evening apprise thewoman of the name of the man to whom shehas to go. In some tribes the woman showsher willingness to accept her husband bymaking a fire in his hut, and it is a point ofhonour with the men to gain this mark offavour. Elopement with betrothed or un-betrothed girls is by no means uncommon,and the consent of the lady is not in any wayessential. A young man whose fancy lightlyturns to thoughts of love assembles a bandof his intimates and they help him to carryoff his bride, or he may take her single-handed. In either case he has to reckonwith the anger of her family, for her male

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AUSTRALIAN MOTHER AND BABY.When children are old enough to hold on they bestride the mothers neck and cling to her hair. ritiitcsraph by Kin^ & tft 18 138 WOMEN OF ALL NATIONS kindred pursue him ; he ma}- have to fightthem or meet lier promised husband in singlecombat, and she may be almost cut to piecesby her relatives, for of course the latter losethe woman for whom their sister would havebeen exchanged. In other tribes a mildercustom pre\ailed ; tlie elopiiig couple were


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