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Gunyah Goondie + Wurley : the Aboriginal architecture of Australia / Paul Memmot
Bib ID 3722558
Format BookBook
Author
Memmot, Paul
 
Description St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2007 
xx, 412 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, plans, ports. ; 32 cm. 
ISBN 9780702232459
0702232459
Summary

"When Europeans first reached Australia, a long held and expedient perception developed that Australian Aboriginal people did not have houses or settlements, that they occupied temporary camps, sheltering in makeshift huts or lean-tos of grass and bark. This book redresses that notion, exploring the range and complexity of Aboriginal-designed structures, spaces and territorial behavious, from minimalist shelters to permanent houses and villages."--Back cover.

When Europeans first reached Australian shores, an expedient and long-held belief developed that Australian Aboriginal people did not have houses or towns. Instead it was believed that they occupied temporary camps, sheltering in makeshift huts or lean-tos of grass and bark.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 366-396.

Subjects Architecture -- Australia -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Dwellings -- History.  |  Social organisation.  |  Housing - Shelters - Grass.  |  Kayardild / Kaiadilt people (G35) (Qld SE54-06)  |  Alyawarr / Alyawarre people (C14) (NT SF53-07)  |  Housing - Shelters - Bark.  |  Yukulta / Gangalidda people (G34) (Qld SE54-05)  |  Gunditjmara / Gurndidy / Dhaurwurd-Wurrung people (S20) (Vic SJ54-11)  |  Habitation - Camps.  |  Dyirbal / Djirbal / Jirrabul people (Y123) (Qld SE55-05)  |  Housing - Shelters - Shade.  |  Housing - Shelters - Rock shelters.  |  Yidiny / Yidindji people (Y117) (Qld SE55-06)  |  Warlpiri people (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Lardil people (G38) (Qld SE54-01)  |  Habitation - Camps - Fringe and town.  |  Yankunytjatjara people (C4) (NT SG52-16)  |  Gulf of Carpentaria (SD53, SD54, SE54)  |  Lake Eyre map area (NE SA SH53-04)  |  Western Desert (WA SF51, SF52, SG51, SG52)  |  Tae Rak / Lake Condah (W Vic SJ54-11)  |  Georgina River (Qld Far West SF54)
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Aboriginal architecture of Australia

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