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Hunters and collectors : the antiquarian imagination in Australia / Tom Griffiths
Bib ID 2490792
Format BookBook
Author
Griffiths, Tom, 1957-
 
Description Cambridge ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 1996 
xiv, 416 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0521483492 (paperback)
052148281X
Series

Studies in Australian history.

Summary

Biographical sketches of amateur scientists and humanists and their influence on popular perceptions of nature and the past; rise of the heritage movement; restoration of Aboriginal sites and artefacts; changing role of museums; environmental conflicts; includes accounts of the collecting of Aboriginal remains and artefacts; stone tools; radiocarbon dating; concept of wilderness; archaeologists; historians; cultural history; institutionalisation of the past; perceptions of Aboriginal peoples and culture.

Notes

Includes bibliography: (p. 363-402) and index.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities -- Collectors and collecting.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Historiography.  |  Antiquarians -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Collectors and collecting -- Australia.  |  Scientists -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Cultural heritage - Protection - Museums and keeping places - Conservation.  |  Technology - Stone.  |  Cultural heritage - Protection - Museums and keeping places - Collections and acquisitions.  |  Dating and chronology - Carbon dating.  |  Australia -- Historiography.  |  Victoria (Vic)

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