Aboriginal artefacts, collectors and the wet tropics: an introduction

Greer, Shelley, Henry, Rosita, McGregor, Russell, and Wood, Michael (2016) Aboriginal artefacts, collectors and the wet tropics: an introduction. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Cultural Heritage Series, 10. pp. 1-7.

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This introduction raises issues concerning transactions involving Aboriginal artefacts of the North Queensland Wet Tropics. We highlight relationships between artefacts, persons and place, as well as the importance of understanding the nature of exchange and concepts of ownership in the creation and collection of artefacts.

Item ID: 47033
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1440-4788
Keywords: aboriginal artefacts; artefact collectors; North Queensland; Wet Tropics; museums
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC), James Cook University
Projects and Grants: ARC Discovery grant DP110102291
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 00:34
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 70%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History @ 30%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950302 Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage @ 20%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 40%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 40%
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