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Author Griffiths, Tom, 1957-

Title Hunters and collectors : the antiquarian imagination in Australia / Tom Griffiths
Published Cambridge ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 1996
New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  994.01 Gri/Hac  AVAILABLE
 MELB  994.01 Gri/Hac  DUE 19-11-19
 MELB  994.01 Gri/Hac  AVAILABLE
 W'BOOL  994.01 Gri/Hac  DUE 23-12-19
Description xiv, 416 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Series Studies in Australian history
Studies in Australian history.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Part I. Collection: 1. Hunting culture -- 2. Victorian skulduggery -- 3. The stone age -- 4. The nuclear family -- Part II. Possession: 5. Past silences -- 6. The natural history of Melbourne -- 7. Land rites -- 8. Journeys to the centre -- Part III. Preservation: 9. The discipline of memory -- 10. Keeping places -- 11. Progress through preservation -- 12. History and natural history -- Epilogue
Summary Biographical sketches of amateur scientists and humanists and their influence on popular perceptions of nature and the past; rise of the heritage movement; restoration of Aboriginal sites and artefacts; changing role of museums; environmental conflicts; includes accounts of the collecting of Aboriginal remains and artefacts; stone tools; radiocarbon dating; concept of wilderness; archaeologists; historians; cultural history; institutionalisation of the past; perceptions of Aboriginal peoples and culture
Analysis Australia
Australian aborigines History
Australian aborigines History
Aboriginal culture
Aboriginal land rights
Cultural anthropology
Movable cultural heritage
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliography: (pages 363-402) and index
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities -- Collection and preservation.
Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities -- Collectors and collecting.
Aboriginal Australians -- Historiography.
Antiquarians -- Australia -- Biography.
Collectors and collecting -- Australia.
Scientists -- Australia -- Biography.
Australia -- Antiquities -- Collection and preservation.
Australia -- Historiography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 95024425
ISBN 052148281X