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After Captain Cook : The Archaeology of the Recent Indigenous Past in Australia :  The Archaeology of the Recent Indigenous Past in Australia - Rodney Harrison

After Captain Cook : The Archaeology of the Recent Indigenous Past in Australia

The Archaeology of the Recent Indigenous Past in Australia

By: Rodney Harrison (Editor), Christine Williamson (Editor)

Paperback Published: January 2004
ISBN: 9780759106574
Number Of Pages: 248

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The original papers collected in this pioneering volume address the historical archaeology of Aboriginal Australia and its application in researching the shared history of Aboriginal and settler Australians. The authors draw on case studies from across the continent to show how archaeology can illuminate the continuum of responses by indigenous Australians to European settlement and colonization.

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These papers contribute significantly to Australia's archaeology and history.--Judy Birmingham "Australian Archaeology "

Figuresp. ix
Tablesp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Introduction: 'Too many Captain Cooks'? An archaeology of Aboriginal Australia after 1788p. 1
Introductionp. 2
Captain Cook and the Historical Archaeology of Aboriginal Australiap. 3
Rationale for the Volumep. 4
The problem of 'tradition' and 'change': Contact archaeology and native titlep. 5
Structure of the Volumep. 7
Research on the archaeology of the recent Indigenous past in Australiap. 7
Native title and the archaeology of the recent Aboriginal pastp. 8
Contact archaeology and heritage managementp. 8
Conclusionp. 9
Referencesp. 10
Research on the Archaeology of the Recent Indigenous Past in Australia
The Mjoberg collection and contact period Aboriginal material culture from north-east Queensland's rainforest regionp. 17
Introductionp. 18
Environmental backgroundp. 18
Sources of ethnographic informationp. 19
Research Resultsp. 21
Characteristic rainforest artefactsp. 21
Two curiositiesp. 25
Variability in Material Culture between Groupsp. 27
Evidence for Aboriginal-European Contactp. 29
Conclusionp. 32
Acknowledgmentsp. 33
Referencesp. 33
Shared histories and the archaeology of the pastoral industry in Australiap. 37
Introductionp. 38
Shared Histories and the Continuity of Australian (Pre)Historyp. 38
The shared histories of the pastoral industry in Australiap. 40
Hidden histories/'singing the country'p. 41
Case Studies in the Archaeology of the Pastoral Industryp. 43
Previous studiesp. 43
Old Lamboo, south-east Kimberley, Western Australiap. 43
Shared Histories of the Pastoral Industry in NSWp. 46
East Kunderang, Oxley Wild Rivers NP, north-east NSWp. 47
Kunderang and the archaeology of a colonial palimpsestp. 49
Dennawan, north-west NSWp. 50
Conclusion: A Shared History?p. 51
Acknowledgmentsp. 52
Referencesp. 53
'This civilising experiment': Photography at Coranderrk Aboriginal Station during the 1860sp. 59
Introductionp. 60
Colonial discoursep. 60
Newspaper engravingsp. 61
'Australian Aborigines Under Civilisation'p. 63
Page one: The panoramap. 63
Coranderrk as Goshen, a 'land of light and plenty'p. 66
Intercolonial exhibition panel 1866p. 69
Green albump. 70
Conclusionp. 72
Acknowledgmentsp. 72
Referencesp. 72
Finding meaning in the patterns: The analysis of material culture from a contact site in Tasmaniap. 75
Introductionp. 76
Historical Backgroundp. 77
The Archaeology of Burghleyp. 79
The Aboriginal assemblagesp. 81
The European assemblagesp. 89
The unknown assemblagesp. 95
Conclusionp. 98
Referencesp. 99
Native Title and the Archaeology of the Recent Aboriginal Past
Legislating the past: Native title and the history of Aboriginal Australiap. 105
Introductionp. 106
Understanding native titlep. 107
The implications of cultural changep. 109
Findings of fact and problems of truthp. 110
Making the past plausible: Writing histories for native titlep. 113
Conclusionp. 115
Referencesp. 115
Can archaeology be used to address the principle of exclusive possession in native title?p. 121
Introductionp. 122
Exclusive possession and beneficial ownership in native titlep. 122
Theoretical considerations of continuity and transformation after contactp. 122
The problem of defining the land-owning and land-using group in native titlep. 123
Archaeological Evidence in Native Title and the Emerging Problem of Boundariesp. 124
Explorations in ethnicity and boundedness--art and bifacial pointsp. 124
Art as an indicator of identity and social spacep. 125
Kimberley points and their capacity to inform on identity and exchange systemsp. 127
Conclusionp. 129
Referencesp. 129
Contact Archaeology and Heritage Management
An archaeology of attachment: Cultural heritage and the post-contactp. 105
Introductionp. 136
Post-colonial subversionsp. 137
Locality, heritage and post-contact archaeologyp. 138
Social significance and the post-contact: A nexus of neglectp. 140
The inadequacy of background research in EIAp. 142
The problem of detectabilityp. 143
Certain intangiblesp. 144
Conclusionp. 145
Referencesp. 145
Recent investigations at the Ebenezer Mission cemeteryp. 147
Introductionp. 148
Reviewp. 148
Ebenezer Missionp. 149
Investigative Techniquesp. 151
Documentary historyp. 151
Oral historyp. 154
Ground penetrating radar (GPR)p. 154
Re-establishment survey from 1904 planp. 154
Investigation of micro-topography and surface vegetationp. 157
Ground magnetic surveyp. 158
Further optionsp. 158
Extent and Layout of the Ebenezer Mission Cemeteryp. 160
Conclusionp. 162
Acknowledgmentsp. 162
Referencesp. 162
Deaths at Ebenezer Mission 1861-1918p. 165
Places people value: Social significance and cultural exchange in post-invasion Australiap. 171
Introductionp. 172
Contact Sites, Social Significance and Cultural Exchange in Northern Cape Yorkp. 173
Social Significance as an Indicator of Continuing Cultural Exchangep. 176
Social significance in the assessment of the heritage values of NSW forestsp. 178
Discussionp. 182
A rose by any other name?p. 182
The rationale for community value/social significancep. 183
Conclusionp. 184
Acknowledgmentsp. 185
Referencesp. 186
A past remembered: Aboriginal 'historical' places in central Queenslandp. 191
Introductionp. 192
Historical Backgroundp. 192
Methodologyp. 195
Description of Placesp. 197
Early contactp. 197
Massacres or violent incidentsp. 198
Native Mounted Police campsp. 198
Historical cemeteries and burialsp. 198
Yambasp. 198
Town campsp. 198
Station campsp. 199
Drover's and stockmen's campsp. 199
Post-contact archaeological placesp. 199
Ceremonial, spiritual and story placesp. 199
Resource or 'good food' placesp. 199
Travel routesp. 199
Settlements, missions and reservesp. 200
Birthplacesp. 200
Miscellaneousp. 200
Discussionp. 200
Conclusionp. 208
Acknowledgmentsp. 209
Referencesp. 210
Epilogue: An archaeology of Indigenous/non-Indigenous Australia from 1788p. 213
Introductionp. 214
The Current State of Playp. 214
A Sharper Focus on 'Shared Histories'p. 217
Developing 'Conjectural Histories'p. 219
Referencesp. 220
Indexp. 225
About the Contributorsp. 229
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ISBN: 9780759106574
ISBN-10: 0759106576
Series: Indigenous Archaeologies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: January 2004
Publisher: ALTA MIRA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.31 x 20.96  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 2

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