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Artefacts of encounter : Cook's voyages, colonial collecting and museum histories / edited by Nicholas Thomas, Julie Adams, Billie Lythberg, Maia Nuku & Amiria Salmond ; photography by Gwil Owen
Bib ID 7110710
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Description Dunedin, New Zealand : Otago University Press, 2016 
348 pages : illustrations, portraits, colour photographs ; 30 cm 
ISBN 187757869X
9781877578694 (hardback)
Summary

"The Pacific artefacts and works of art collected during the three voyages of Captain James Cook are of foundational importance for the study of art and culture in Oceania. These collections are representative not only of technologies or belief systems but of indigenous cultures at the formative stages of their modern histories, and exemplify Islanders’ institutions, cosmologies and social relationships. Recently, scholars from the Pacific and further afield, working with Pacific artefacts at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge (MAA), have set out to challenge and rethink some longstanding assumptions on their significance. The Cook voyage collection at the MAA is among the four or five most important in the world, containing over 200 of the 2000-odd objects with Cook voyage provenance that are dispersed throughout the world. The collection includes some 100 artefacts dating from Cook’s first voyage. This stunning book catalogues this collection, and its cutting-edge scholarship sheds new light on the significance of many artefacts of encounter." --Publisher description.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Collectibles -- Catalogs.  |  Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology -- Catalogs.  |  Art, primitive.  |  Archaeological museums and collections -- England.  |  Material culture.  |  Settlement and contacts - First Fleet, 1788.  |  Dharawal / Tharawal / Dariwal people (S59) (NSW SI56-09)  |  Guugu Yimidhirr / Gugu Yimithirr / Kuku Yimidhirr people (Y82) (Qld SD55-13)  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Settlement and contacts - English.  |  Technology - Stone - Axes / hatchets.  |  New Zealand (NZ)  |  Botany Bay (S Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  Pacific Islands.  |  Cooktown map area (Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Thomas, Nicholas, 1960- editor  |  Adams, Julie (Julie Ann), 1969- editor  |  Lythberg, Billie, editor  |  Nuku, Maia, editor  |  Salmond, Amiria Manutahi, editor  |  Owen, Gwil, photographer  |  Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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