Abstract

The more or less rare occurrence of this form of sculpture on the implements and weapons of our Aborigines will probably render a notice of several instances interesting. The late Mr. R. Brough Smyth remarked many years ago that - "Curved lines are rarely seen. Any attempt to represent a curve in all the specimens I have examined has been a failure." Mr. Andrew Lang even made a more sweeping statement when he wrote that the patterns used by the Australian Aborigines are such as can be produced without the aid of "spirals or curves or circles."

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Etheridge, 1897, Rec. Aust. Mus. 3(1): 1–6
Author
R. Etheridge
Year
1897
Title
On circular and spiral incised ornament on Australian Aboriginal implements and weapons
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
3
Issue
1
Start Page
1
End Page
6
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.3.1897.1113
Language
English
Plates
plates i–ii
Date Published
07 January 1897
Cover Date
07 January 1897
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ABORIGINES: AUSTRALIAN; ANTHROPOLOGY; CULTURE: INDIGENOUS
Digitized
09 October 2008
Reference Number
1113
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