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Title Exploring the legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land expedition / edited by Martin Thomas and Margo Neale.

Imprint Canberra : ANU E Press, 2011.

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Note Title from opening screen (viewed 1 Aug. 2012.).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Expedition as Time Capsule: Introducing the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land / Martin Thomas -- Part I. Engagements with Aboriginal Cultures. Inside Mountford's Tent: Paint, politics and paperwork / Philip Jones -- Nation Building or Cold War: Political settings for the Arnhem Land Expedition / Kim Beazley -- A Robinson Crusoe in Arnhem Land: Howell Walker, National Geographic and the Arnhem Land Expedition of 1948 / Mark Collins Jenkins -- Birds on the Wire: Wild sound, informal speech and the emergence of the radio documentary / Tony MacGregor -- From Kunnanj, Fish Creek, to Mumeka, Mann River: Hunter-gatherer tradition and transformation in Western Arnhem Land, 1948-2009 / Jon Altman -- Making a Sea Change: Rock art, archaeology and the enduring legacy of Frederick McCarthy's research on Groote Eylandt / Anne Clarke and Ursula Frederick -- Ecology and the Arnhem Land Expedition: Raymond Specht, a botanist in the field / Lynne McCarthy -- Piecing the History Together: An overview of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition / Sally K. May -- Part II. Collectors and Collections. The String Figures of Yirrkala: Examination of a legacy / Robyn McKenzie -- The Forgotten Collection: Baskets reveal histories / Louise Hamby -- Hidden for Sixty Years: The motion pictures of the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land / Joshua Harris -- The Responsibilities of Leadership: The records of Charles P. Mountford / Denise Chapman and Suzy Russell -- Beneath the Billabongs: The scientific legacy of Robert Rush Miller / Gifford Hubbs Miller and Robert Charles Cashner -- An Insider's Perspective: Raymond Louis Specht's oral history Edited and introduced by / Margo Daly -- Part III. Aboriginal Engagements with the Expedition. The American Clever Man (Marrkijbu Burdan Merika) / Bruce Birch -- Missing the Revolution! Negotiating disclosure on the pre-Macassans (Bayini) in North-East Arnhem Land / Ian S. McIntosh -- Aural Snapshots of Musical Life: The 1948 recordings / Linda Barwick and Allan Marett -- Unpacking the Testimony of Gerald Blitner: Cross-cultural brokerage and the Arnhem Land Expedition / Martin Thomas -- The Forbidden Gaze: The 1948 Wubarr ceremony performed for the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land / Murray Garde -- Epilogue: Sifting the silence / Margo Neale.
Summary "In 1948 a collection of scientists, anthropologists and photographers journeyed to northern Australia for a seven-month tour of research and discovery - now regarded as 'the last of the big expeditions'. The American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land was front-page news at the time, but 60 years later it is virtually unknown. This lapse into obscurity was due partly to the fraught politics of Australian anthropology and animus towards its leader, the Adelaide-based writer-photographer Charles Mountford. Promoted as a 'friendly mission that would foster good relations between Australia and its most powerful wartime ally, the Expedition was sponsored by National Geographic, the Smithsonian Institution and the Australian Government. An unlikely cocktail of science, diplomacy and popular geography, the Arnhem Land Expedition put the Aboriginal cultures of the vast Arnhem Land reserve on an international stage."--Publisher's website.
Language English.
Subject Arnhem Land Expedition (1948)
Arnhem Land Expedition. (OCoLC)fst01931393
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Discovery and exploration.
HISTORY -- Australia & New Zealand.
Aboriginal Australians. (OCoLC)fst00794496
Discoveries in geography. (OCoLC)fst00894950
Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land. (OCoLC)fst01240286
Anthropology.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Thomas, Martin (Martin Edward), 1964-
Neale, Margo.
ISBN 9781921666452 (electronic bk.)
1921666455 (electronic bk.)
1921666447
9781921666445
9781921666445 (print version)
Standard No. AU@ 000049656669
AU@ 000051581713
AU@ 000053158816
AU@ 000058598453
GBVCP 865745250
AU@ 000060581774
GBVCP 1008657506

 
    
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