Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Culture and Society Through Space and Time

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William Stewart Arthur, Frances Morphy
Macquarie, 2005 - Aboriginal Australians - 278 pages
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An atlas is a way of representing, in graphic form, a human landscape - a pattern of human activities in space and time. 'The Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia' opens up a window onto the landscape of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lives, from 60 000 years ago to the present time. It covers a wide range of aspects of Indigenous life, including: society, culture, economics, politics, the environment, technology, land ownership and use, the visual and performing arts, sport, education, health, and placenames. Each chapter has been compiled by one or more experts in the field, under the general editorship of Bill Arthur and Frances Morphy of the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy and Research at the Australian National University. The core of maps is supplemented by explanatory text, as well as numerous diagrams and illustrations, including Indigenous artworks. An electronic version of a selection of the maps, allowing interactive use, will be available at the MacquarieNet online reference site: macquarienet.com.au.

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Contents

FOREWORD
7
Representations of space and place
18
The environment and its use
35
Technology and material culture
51
Population and patterns of residence
69
Languages past and present
78
Social and cultural life
88
CONTENTS
93
Will Sanders and Roger Jones
172
Economic life
182
Education and training
194
THE SOCIOPOLITICAL SPACE
208
The colonial encounter
213
Governance and political participation
220
Social justice
230
Placenames of Indigenous origin
242

The southern night sky
108
The visual arts
114
Performing arts sport and games
126
Land ownership and land use
141
Health and wellbeing
156
Modes of research
248
APPENDIXES 258
252
Acknowledgements 268
252
INDEX 275
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