Abstract

F.D. McCarthys long career began in the Australian Museum at a time when museum anthropology in Australia was at a low ebb. Despite the lack of staff and funds, McCarthy developed interests in the popularisation of museum collections, struggled for better museum conditions, engaged in a wide range of archaeological pursuits both within NSW and other States in Australia, as well as in south-east Asia, and undertook pioneering ethnographic research in Arnhem Land and Cape York. As the first Principal of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, he provided leadership and encouragement across a broad range of fields in Aboriginal studies. His contribution to scholarship was acknowledged in 1980 by the award of an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the Australian National University.

 
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Short Form
Mulvaney, 1993, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 17: 17–24
Author
D. J. Mulvaney
Year
1993
Title
Sesqui-centenary to bicentenary: reflections on a museologist. 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
17
End Page
24
DOI
10.3853/j.0812-7387.17.1993.56
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; BIOGRAPHY
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16 June 2009
Reference Number
56
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