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J. Wilson, Graph Theory 1736-1936, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1976. The idealized model of the Konigsberg bridge problem shown in Figure 2. Id is usually attributed to Euler. However, according to R. J. Wilson (“An Eulerian trail through Konigsberg,” J. of Graph Theory, 10 (1986) 265-275), it first appeared in 1894 in Mathematical Recreations and Problems by W. W. Rouse Ball. 1e appeared in T. Clausen, “De linearum tertii ordinis proprietatibus,” Astronomische Nachrichten 21 (1844) cols. 209-216 and in J.

126-181. One of the examples in it is the kin system of the Aranda, a group closely related to the Warlpiri. 8. The Malekula diagrams and explanations were reported by A. Bernard Deacon who so carefully recorded the sand tracings. In a letter to A. C. Haddon he wrote: “the older men explained the system to me perfectly lucidly, I could not explain it to anyone better myself. . ” This quotation is from the “Preface” written by A. C. Haddon in A. Bernard Deacon, Malekula, a Vanishing People in the New Hebrides, edited by C.

T h eir personal possessions may be scant, but their spiritual and social worlds are rich and intricately ordered. In native Australian cosmology, all that exists is part of an inter connected system. T h e system and pattern of life were set by the ancestors of the dream tim e who came from beneath the ground, from the sky, and from across the water. As they emerged and traveled across the continent, they form ed m ountains, rivers, trees, and rocks and nam ed the plants and animals. T h e land boundaries o f the tribes, the animals and plants that were to be sacred to each group, the sites that would be rem em bered in ceremonies and m yths, all relate to the journey o f the ancestors.