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'A box of native things' : ethnographic collectors and the South Australian Museum, 1830's-1930's, Philip G. Jones

Label
'A box of native things' : ethnographic collectors and the South Australian Museum, 1830's-1930's
Title
'A box of native things'
Title remainder
ethnographic collectors and the South Australian Museum, 1830's-1930's
Statement of responsibility
Philip G. Jones
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Examination of the colonial process through the development of the South Australian Museum collections; theoretical models of the colonial; history of museums and collection - intellectual context - classification; early collection in SA; history of the ethnographic collection of the South Australian Museum - trends in research; influence of international exhibitions; relationship between ethnography and natural sciences; detailed discussion of trends in collection and its contexts; role of E. Stirling and A. Zietz; the amateur collector; collection from the frontier - Stirling; expeditionary and exploratory collecting - Sturt, Goyder, Lewis, Forrest, Giles, Lindsay; emergence of anthropological expeditions - Elder, Horn (Stirling), Calvert, Spencer and Gillen, Cornish, Tietkens, Carrington (early bark paintings), White, Basedow, Conigrave, Maurice; context and mediums of exchange - spread of tobacco and money; pastoralists and adventureres - context and collections of Daisy Bates; official collectors - Foelsche, Gason, Aiston, Cowle; telegraph line collectors - Gillen; role of missionaries - Taplin, Hillier, Reuther, Strehlow; metropolitan dealers and collectors - Stockdale, Clement, Giglioli, Tyrell, Tost and Rohu, Parkhouse, Teague, Johnson; medical naturalists - Joyce, Torr, Verco, Pulleine, Ramsey Smith; writers - Geisler, Barrett; extended discussion on the collection of sacred objects - ritual objects; complex context of ritual object collection; history of the discovery of ritual objects and major collectors - Gillen, Cowle, Maurice - Hermannsburg acquisitions (Liebler); influence of Christianity (Albrecht); the Reso incident; the process of appropriation, decontextualisation and sale of ritual objects; extended examination of the work of Tindale - Groote Eylandt, Princess Charlotte Bay; structure and control of the collections
  • Examines the formation of one of the world's great colonial collections, the Australian ethnographic collection of the South Australian Museum. At its narrowest, analyses the transactions between Aborigines and Europeans which generated this collection within the frame of a developing local ethnographic tradition. At its widest, provokes a reexamination of the colonial frontier's role in Aboriginal/European history and a reexamination of the role of the ethnographic object
Cataloging source
SUA
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1955-
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Jones, Philip G.
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Adelaide, Dept. of History, 1996.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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South Australian Museum
Label
'A box of native things' : ethnographic collectors and the South Australian Museum, 1830's-1930's, Philip G. Jones
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Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: leaves 403-437
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
437 leaves
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Partial copying, closed quotation. Not for Inter Library Loan
Label
'A box of native things' : ethnographic collectors and the South Australian Museum, 1830's-1930's, Philip G. Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: leaves 403-437
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
437 leaves
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Partial copying, closed quotation. Not for Inter Library Loan

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