Book review of "Sydney’s Aboriginal past: investigating the archaeological and historical records" by Val Attenbrow, UNSW Press, Sydney.

McIntyre-Tamwoy, Susan (2003) Book review of "Sydney’s Aboriginal past: investigating the archaeological and historical records" by Val Attenbrow, UNSW Press, Sydney. Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Newsletter, 93. p. 19.

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I was very pleased to be given the opportunity by the AACAI to review this book as I have already had many occasions to refer to it for contextual material in my day-to-day work as a consultant in Sydney. In this volume Attenbrow has successfully produced a book that has the capacity to engage the public as well as provide an excellent regional overview for students and professionals engaged in archaeological and heritage work in the Sydney area. Interstate visitors to our household have been quick to borrow it to take advantage of the places to visit in the back of the book. These places consist of easily accessible Aboriginal sites around the Sydney area that are open to the public and which for the most part have at least some on-site interpretation.

Item ID: 8131
Item Type: Article (Book Review)
Keywords: review, Aboriginal heritage, Sydney
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ISSN: 1832-1267
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2010 23:49
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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