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Author Brady, Liam M., 1978- author

Title Pictures, patterns & objects : rock-art of the Torres Strait Islands, Northeastern Australia / Liam M. Brady
Published Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2010
North Melbourne, Vic. : Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty Ltd, 2010

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 MELB  704.0399442 Bra/Ppa  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 497 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Studies in indigenous history and culture
Studies in indigenous history and culture.
Contents Background: Rock-art and the Torres Strait region -- Social organization and interaction in the Torres Strait region -- Understanding and recording Torres Strait rock art -- Torres Strait rock art: rock paintings of : Dauan, Iama, Pulu, Badu, Mua, Zurath, Kirriri, Muralag, Ngiangu, Somerset -- Patterning in Torres Strait region rock-art: Patterning and Association in Torres Strait region rock art -- Canoes, cosmology and Austronesian influences -- Conclusion: Rock-art in an interregional context
Summary "Positioned at one of anthropology's most significant boundaries ... the Torres Strait Islands and their indigenous inhabitants have fascinated scientists for well over a century ... Pictures, Patterns, and Objects explores the rich yet relatively unknown rock-art of the area to investigate Islander artistic expression as an indicator of social interaction ... This richly illustrated study employs digital technology to recover rapidly fading rock paintings ... [Brady] outlines how Islander and Aboriginal artistic expression is part of a much broader regional sphere that traverses significant social and linguistic boundaries, and argues that patterns of interaction across the hunter-gatherer and horticultural peoples are far more extensive than previously thought."--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [478]-493) and index
Notes © Liam M. Brady 2010
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Torres Strait Islands (Qld.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Torres Strait Islands Region (Qld.) -- Antiquities
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia, northeastern -- Antiquities
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland -- Torres Strait Islands -- Antiquities
Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Torres Strait Islands (Qld.)
Art, Aboriginal Australian.
Art, Torres Strait Islander.
Petroglyphs -- Australia -- Torres Strait Islands (Qld.)
Rock paintings -- Australia -- Torres Strait Islands (Qld.)
Rock paintings -- Australia -- Torres Strait Islands Region (Qld.)
Rock paintings -- Australia, Northeastern
Rock paintings -- Australia, northeastern
Rock paintings -- Australia,northeastern
Torres Strait Islanders -- Antiquities.
Torres Strait Islanders -- Art.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia, Northeastern -- Antiquities
Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- Antiquities.
Torres Strait Islands Region (Qld.) -- Antiquities
LC no. 2010670955
ISBN 9781921875069
Other Titles Rock-art of the Torres Strait Islands, Northeastern Australia
Pictures, patterns and objects
Pictures, patterns and objects