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Aboriginal antiquities in Australia : their nature and preservation / edited by F. D. McCarthy
Bib ID 2301411
Format BookBook
Conference on Prehistoric Monuments and Antiquities in Australia, (1968 : Canberra)
Description Canberra, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1970 
xiv, 188 p. : ill., tables ; 26 cm. 

Prehistory and material culture series ; no. 39.

Australian aboriginal studies ; no. 22.


Presents a selection of papers given at the Conference on Prehistoric Monuments and Antiquities, Canberra, May 1968; Section I, The range of antiquities, a) A survey of monuments and antiquities in Queensland - F.S. Colliver, b) Aboriginal antiquities in New South Wales - F.D. McCarthy, c) Aboriginal antiquities of Victoria E.D. Gill, d) A description of the; Aboriginal archaeological sites in Tasmania, e) Survey of prehistoric monuments in South Australia - G.L. Pretty, f) The Northern Territory and Central Australia - F.D. McCarthy, g) Aboriginal antiquities in Western Australia - F.D. McCarthy; h) Archaeological discoveries in northern Australia and their protection - C.C. Macknight, i) Early colonial archaeology - J. Allen, j) Traditional and present attitudes to sites and objects - E.C. Evans; Section II, Deterioration and conservation, a) Natural causes in the deterioration of buried archaeological materials - W.R. Ambrose, b) Human factors in the deterioration and destruction of antiquities and their remedy - D.J. Mulvaney, c); Observations of damage and comments on the preservation of Aboriginal art sites in the Pilbara District, north-western Australia - B.J. Wright, d) Museum conservation of anthropological material W.M. Bousted, e) Indian rock paintings and their preservation - B.B. Lal, f) Problems in the conservation of Aboriginal cave paintings - I.M. Crawford; Section III, Legislation, a) Legislation for the preservation of Aboriginal relics in South Australia - R. Edwards, b) The Aboriginal Relics Preservation Act 1967, Queensland - P.J. Killoran, c) The National Trusts and antiquities - D.A. Carr,; d) Tourism, Aboriginal antiquities and public education - R.D. Piesse; all papers listed separately.


"This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the Conference ... which was held in the Institute of Anatomy, Canberra, as part of the third general meeting of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, May, 1968."

Includes bibliographies.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities -- Congresses.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities -- Collection and preservation.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Economic sectors - Tourism.  |  Cultural heritage - Protection - Law and legislation.  |  Sites - Conservation and protection.  |  Art - Rock painting.  |  Art - Rock art - Conservation.  |  Australia -- Antiquities -- Congresses.  |  Canberra (ACT SI55-16)  |  South Australia (SA)  |  Pormpuraaw / Edward River (Qld NW Cape York SD54-11)  |  Pormpuraaw / Edward River (Qld Gulf, NW Cape York SD54-11)  |  Western Australia - Central Australia (WA SE52, SF52, SG52)  |  Pilbara area (WA SF50, SF51, SG50)  |  Victoria (Vic)  |  Tasmania (Tas)  |  Northern Territory - Central NT.
Other authors/contributors McCarthy, Frederick D. (Frederick David), 1905-1997  |  Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies  |  Australian Institute of Anatomy


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