Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Thomson, Donald F. (Donald Fergusson), 1901-1970.

Title Donald Thomson : the man and scholar / edited by Bruce Rigsby and Nicolas Peterson
Published Canberra : Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia with support from Museum Victoria, [2005]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  301.092 Thomso Rig/Dtt  AVAILABLE
 MELB  301.092 Thomso Rig/Dtt  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 269 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Introduction / Bruce Rigsby and Nicolas Peterson -- 2. Anthropology through a biological lens / Athol Chase -- 3. Thomson's place in Australian anthropology / Nicolas Peterson -- 4. 'A photographer of brilliance' / Lindy Allen -- 5. Ecologist and public educator / Ian Temby -- 6. Thomson's contribution to our herpetology and entomology knowledge of central Australia / Alan Yen and John Coventry -- 7. A deep-seated aversion or prudish disapproval: relations with Elkin / Geoffrey Gray -- 8. Anthropology, Aboriginality and Aboriginal rights / Bain Attwood -- 9. The Lake Tyers Aboriginal community, assimilation policy and practice / Alan West -- 10. The languages of eastern Cape York Peninsula and linguistic anthropology / Bruce Rigsby -- 11. Science and sensibility on a foul frontier: at Flinders Island, 1935 / Peter Sutton -- 12. Thomson at Gaarrtji / Ad Borsboom -- 13. The first biographer of baskets / Louise Hamby -- 14. The study of indigenous ethno-architecture in Australia / Paul Memmott and Shaneen Fantin -- 15. Images of Port Stewart: possible interpretations / Diane Hafner -- 16. The line drawings, paintings and painted photographs of five women artists / Moira F. Playne
Summary Donald Thomson's contributions in advocacy of Aboriginal rights, his contributions to ornithology, ecology and for his journalism earned him a spot in the public eye in the 1930's and 40's. This volume is a first assessment of Thomson's life and work
Analysis Biography & autobiography (Australia)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 245-265
Subject Thomson, Donald F. (Donald Fergusson), 1901-1970.
Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities.
Aboriginal Australians -- Artifacts
Aboriginal Australians -- Homes and haunts.
Aboriginal Australians -- Material culture.
Indigenous peoples -- Ecology -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.
Anthropologists -- Australia -- Biography.
Ecologists -- Australia -- Biography.
Australia -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Biography.
Author Peterson, Nicolas.
Rigsby, Bruce.
Museum of Victoria.
Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.
LC no. 2006411239
ISBN 0908290217
Other Titles Donald Thomson, the man and scholar