Gummingurru: a community archaeology knowledge journey

Ross, Anne, Ulm, Sean, and Tobane, Brian (2013) Gummingurru: a community archaeology knowledge journey. Australian Archaeology, 76. pp. 62-69.

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The Gummingurru stone arrangement site complex on the Darling Downs of Queensland, Australia, was originally an initiation site attended by Aboriginal people from many parts of southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales en route to the triennial intergroup gatherings in the nearby Bunya Mountains. The activities at Gummingurru and the Bunya Mountains included knowledge sharing, alliance-making, trade and exchange. In recent times the journeys to and from Gummingurru have changed. Although knowledge sharing and alliance-making continue, there are new aspects to the journeys. In this paper we outline the contemporary social framework within which Gummingurru is situated, emphasizing the community/researcher/student networks and educational outputs that have evolved over the life of this community-based collaborative research project and review the positive lessons learned by all participants in the knowledge journeys associated with the site and its cultural landscape.

Item ID: 23290
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0312-2417
Keywords: archaeology, heritage, cultural heritage management, Indigenous, cultural landscapes, journeys, education
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Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2012 06:15
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology @ 70%
08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledge Management @ 30%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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