Double displacement: Indigenous Australians and artefacts of the Wet Tropics

Henry, Rosita (2015) Double displacement: Indigenous Australians and artefacts of the Wet Tropics. Anthropological Forum, 25 (4). pp. 370-383.

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The history of dispossession of Indigenous Australians as a result of government policies has been well documented. Going beyond this established literature, this paper explores connections between the displacement of Aboriginal people of the rainforest region of North Queensland to reserves and the ethnographic trade in museum artefacts. I provide an analysis of how Aboriginal people and some of their material products were historically sent along different trajectories. The paper sheds light on debates about the political and economic aspects of a history of displacement, circulation and emplacement that continues to produce inequalities today.

Item ID: 39161
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1469-2902
Keywords: value transformation; artefact collection; Aboriginal Australian; Queensland; displacement
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: ARC Discovery grant DP110102291
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2015 23:47
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 60%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 40%
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