Abstract

The Australian Museum has over 2000 ethnographic artefacts from south-eastern Australia and these form a major data base for any inquiry into the material culture of this regions Aboriginal inhabitants. Unfortunately this collection is not totally representative since most of the ephemeral items discussed in the ethnographic literature, items that greatly add to our understanding of the richness of Aboriginal life, are not represented. This paper provides an explanation as to why this is so.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Konecny, 1993, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 17: 45–53
Author
T. Konecny
Year
1993
Title
Ethnographic artefacts: the iceberg’s tip. In F.D. McCarthy, Commemorative Papers (Archaeology, Anthropology, Rock Art), ed. Jim Specht
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume
17
Start Page
45
End Page
53
DOI
10.3853/j.0812-7387.17.1993.58
Language
English
Date Published
27 May 1993
Cover Date
27 May 1993
ISBN
ISBN 0-7310-0280-6
ISSN
0812-7387
CODEN
RAMSEZ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ANTHROPOLOGY; AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM; CULTURE: INDIGENOUS; ETHNOGRAPHY
Digitized
16 June 2009
Reference Number
58
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