The Resource A feasibility study of the introduction of a craft industry based upon chrysoprase mined in the North West Aboriginal Reserve of South Australia

A feasibility study of the introduction of a craft industry based upon chrysoprase mined in the North West Aboriginal Reserve of South Australia

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A feasibility study of the introduction of a craft industry based upon chrysoprase mined in the North West Aboriginal Reserve of South Australia
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A feasibility study of the introduction of a craft industry based upon chrysoprase mined in the North West Aboriginal Reserve of South Australia
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Summary
Study commissioned by Council for Aboriginal Affairs; geological description of chrysoprase and its locations; aims of the study; ecological influences on craft patterns; essentials for establishment of a craft industry (raw materials, technical abilities and training, time, capital, human resources planning), Pitjantjara skills comparable to Walbiri, Tiwi, Gunavidji, Gunwinggu, Djinang, Berada; motivational patterns, existing situation at Mount Davis, operating methods and conditions, equipment for processing chrysoprase at Amata, possibility of tumbling in addition to cutting and polishing; marketing of rough stones (grading, prices); recommendation of new system of marketing; improvements in mining, rejection of further geological survey and rapid development of large scale operations; need for qualified officer to establish venture; high level planning required; other craft areas which could be developed at Amata (wood carving, spinning, stone carving); need for improved marketing system of artifacts currently produced; tests under way to overcome problems with types of wood; market for chrysoprase; random sampling of retail and wholesale jewellery suppliers in Melbourne and Sydney and comparison with situation in Ceylon; limited supplies of stone, proven demand, Australian deposits of excellent quality, recommendations (improvements in mining, marketing, development of craft industries, research programme); A.I.A.S. copy of text lacks map
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Haynes, Leslie M
Date time place
1969
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Waddell, J. M
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Australia
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A feasibility study of the introduction of a craft industry based upon chrysoprase mined in the North West Aboriginal Reserve of South Australia
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Publication
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M0053774
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26 p.
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Open access - reading. Partial copying, closed quotation. Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 donated by ATSIC
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0077112
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A feasibility study of the introduction of a craft industry based upon chrysoprase mined in the North West Aboriginal Reserve of South Australia
Publication
Control code
M0053774
Extent
26 p.
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Partial copying, closed quotation. Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 donated by ATSIC
System control number
0077112

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