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Torres Strait Islanders : an exhibition marking the centenary of the 1898 Cambridge Anthropological Expedition / Anita Herle and Jude Philp
Bib ID 1582098
Format BookBook
Author
Herle, Anita, 1956-
 
Description [Cambridge] : University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 1998 
64 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 0947595090 (paperback)
Summary

Overview of the exhibition 'Torres Strait Islanders: an exhibition to mark the centenary of the 1898 Anthropological Expedition'; background to the Torres Strait - importance of the sea, early contacts and exploitation, London Missionary Society; aims and methods of the Cambridge Expedition to the Torres Strait - Rivers' collection of genealogical material; mythology, ritual and custom - Kwoiam and Malo (Bomai), central role of dance, gardening and feasting, basketry; sites of significance; importance of the expedition - contribution to anthropology, museums, psychology and physiology.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 64)

Subjects Haddon, Alfred C. -- Journeys -- Australia -- Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- Exhibitions.  |  Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits -- 1898.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Exhibitions.  |  Dance.  |  Torres Strait Islanders (Qld TSI SC54, SC55)  |  Settlement and contacts.  |  Art - Crafts.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions - London Missionary Society.  |  Trade and exchange.  |  Sites - Sites of significance.  |  Stories and motifs - Cultural heroes.  |  Religion.  |  Cultural heritage - Protection - Museums and keeping places - Collections and acquisitions.  |  Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- Description and travel -- Exhibitions.  |  Torres Strait Islands (Qld TSI SC54, SC55-05)  |  Mer / Murray Island (Qld TSI SC55-05)
Other authors/contributors Philp, Jude  |  Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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