Aboriginal material culture in the Herbert / Burdekin District, North Queensland

Brayshaw, Helen Catherine (1977) Aboriginal material culture in the Herbert / Burdekin District, North Queensland. PhD thesis, James Cook University of North Queensland.

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Abstract

This thesis is a study of the material culture of the Aborigines of the Herbert/Burdekin district, north Queensland, based on ethnohistorical literature, ethnographic collections and archaeological survey. An attempt has been made to determine the relationship of the material culture to the environment, to discover any cultural variations within the Herbert/Burdekin, and to place the material culture of this region in the wider context of Australian Aboriginal culture. Wherever possible comparisons have been made among all three sources of evidence, and consideration is given to the potential of the procedure adopted in this study as a means of providing a complete and accurate picture of traditional Aboriginal material culture.

Item ID: 23322
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Aboriginal material culture, Aboriginal languages, Aborigines, archaeology, Burdekin River District, camp sites, campsites, Herbert River District, linguistic groups, middens, quarries, rock art, rock art sites
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Brayshaw, Helen (1990) Well beaten paths: Aborigines of the Herbert/Burdekin district, North Queensland: an ethnographic and archaeological study. James Cook University of North Queensland, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2012 06:22
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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