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  • His "corrobboree" of the Australian wilds reappears in De Maurier's Belgravian ballrooms, with clothes and the smirk of civilization added; Botticelli's "Spring" is the

    Following the Equator

  • "corrobboree" further idealized, but with fewer clothes and more smirk.

    Following the Equator

  • Yellowby, panting and sweating, gasped as he fell flat on the sand — “No good you fella corrobboree like that fella, belonga me fella.”

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • The corrobboree of the Princess Charlotte Bay boys also owes its origin to Nature, but Nature in one of her most unpoetical moods — a mood as typical of Constantinople as of their native shores, for its motive is nothing more than an everyday dogfight.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • By a rare coincidence this very free interpretation could be made to apply to an actuality at the time the “letter” was received, but as a matter of fact it came from quite a different source to the black fellow who had engaged to let some students of the aboriginal character know when the next corrobboree would take place.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • As a rule there was little for the population to do save to eat, drink, laze away the hotter hours of the day, and “corrobboree” at night.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • As the string, especially at _corrobboree_ times, is covered with white kaolin or gypsum, it serves as a decoration rather than a covering.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 The Evolution of Modesty; The Phenomena of Sexual Periodicity; Auto-Erotism

  • Each day, in some tribes, one or more women are told off whose duty it is to attend at the corrobboree grounds, -- sometimes only during the day, sometimes at night, -- and all of the men, except those who are fathers, elder and younger brothers, and sons, have access to them ....

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 Analysis of the Sexual Impulse; Love and Pain; The Sexual Impulse in Women

  • The corrobboree, says Curr (I., 92), was undoubtedly "often an occasion of licentiousness and atrocity"; fights, even wars, ensue, "and almost invariably as the result of outrages on women."

    Primitive Love and Love-Stories

  • Among some tribes at corrobboree time, every day two or three women are told off and become the property of all the men on the corrobboree grounds, excepting fathers, brothers, or sons.

    Primitive Love and Love-Stories


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  • 1. an assembly of Aborigines typified by singing and dancing, sometimes associated with traditional sacred rites.

    2. a social gathering, esp. of a boisterous nature.

    July 28, 2008