The Resource Conference on the Aborigines and the Anthropologist : Problems of Field Access. Canberra, 9th- 10th August, 1971 -- Transcript of proceedings

Conference on the Aborigines and the Anthropologist : Problems of Field Access. Canberra, 9th- 10th August, 1971 -- Transcript of proceedings

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Conference on the Aborigines and the Anthropologist : Problems of Field Access. Canberra, 9th- 10th August, 1971 -- Transcript of proceedings
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Conference on the Aborigines and the Anthropologist : Problems of Field Access. Canberra, 9th- 10th August, 1971 -- Transcript of proceedings
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Summary
Discussion of permit system, need for greater communication between Aborigines & research workers before field work takes place, relationship between field workers and a) Administration, b) informants, discussion on definition of secret-sacred question; of breaches of trust, traditional Aboriginal emphasis on secrecy vs. Western emphasis on publicity, degrees of sacredness; Aboriginal participation in research, attempts to involve Aborigines in linguistics, proposals to train Aborigines as linguists, problems of educational background; Museum participation, problems of display of tribal artefacts, involvement of Aborigines in tourist activities (Queensland), storehouses for sacred objects; analysis, publication, subsequent use & availability of research results - background of Gould case, reaction of publisher, motion on feelings of meeting about Gould case, involvement of Aborigines in archaeological excavations as means of; address to meeting by Minister (Peter Howson), asks meeting to examine permit question & put forward suggestions & to examine methods of publishing research work; discussion of definition of secret/sacred including problem of mining operations at Nabarlek & need for adequate mapping of sites in all areas; Aboriginal participation in research - outline of proposals to train Aboriginal linguists at A.N.U. & general discussion; Museum display of Aboriginal artifacts - discussion of problems involved in withdrawal of display material, employment of Aboriginal people to protect art sites, involvement of Aboriginal people in Museum displays (including Aboriginal owned museums such as Yuendumu), storehouse concept for preservation of sacred objects; use & availability of research results - discussion & chronological analysis of Gould case, motion proposed & discussed, dissatisfaction expressed at failure of publisher to delete plates; motions proposed & discussed on 1) updating of field work code of ethics; 2) field work permits, 3) drawing attention of publishers to code of ethics & 4) suggesting that Aboriginal land rights would give Aborigines more protection from unwanted invasions of privacy than permit system; further discussion of Gould case & motion proposed to be sent to Gould expressing concern at repercussions of publication of his book
Date time place
1971
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  • Gould, Richard A.
  • Howson, Peter
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Conference on the Aborigines and the Anthropologist : Problems of Field Access. Canberra, 9th- 10th August, 1971 -- Transcript of proceedings
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Typescript
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M0060047
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2 v.
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  • Closed access - Library Director's permission
  • Closed copying & quotation Principal and/or Depositor's permission
  • Not for Inter-Library Loan
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0084591
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Conference on the Aborigines and the Anthropologist : Problems of Field Access. Canberra, 9th- 10th August, 1971 -- Transcript of proceedings
Publication
Note
Typescript
Control code
M0060047
Extent
2 v.
Governing access note
  • Closed access - Library Director's permission
  • Closed copying & quotation Principal and/or Depositor's permission
  • Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
0084591

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