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Barks, birds & billabongs : exploring the legacy of the 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land.

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Title Barks, birds & billabongs : exploring the legacy of the 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Canberra : National Museum of Australia, 2009.
Description 108 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports ; 30 cm.
Note Cover title.
"International Symposium National Museum of Australia : 16-20 November 2009"
Includes index of speakers and performers.
Contents Welcomes -- Director of the National Museum of Australia, Head of the Centre for Historical Research -- Messages : project director; symposium steering committee -- Background to the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition -- National Museum's 1948 Arnhem Land Expeditions collection -- Online portal project -- General information -- Programs -- Symposium events : symposium launch and public lecture; Manikay performance and the "American clever man"; Symposium dinner; Charles Mountford's movies: film night at the National Film and Sound Archive; Arnhem Land Expedition reunion; National youth competition -- Community panels, speakers and abstracts: Indigenous community panels; politics of repatriation panel; Speakers and abstracts : From Fish Creek to the Mann River: hunter-gatherer tradition and transformation in Western Arnhem Land, 1948-2008 / Jon Altman -- Locating the Expedition politically : 1948 American-Australian relations / Kim Beazley -- Yolngu ways of knowing country: insights from the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition / Ad Boorsboom -- Making a sea change: rock art, archaeology and the enduring legacy of McCarthy's research on Groote Eylandt / Anne Clarke; Ursula Frederick -- Boomerang to Australia the big sky country : photographic legacies in books of the 1950s and 1960s / Catherine de Lorenzo -- The forbidden gaze: the 1948 Wubarr ceremony performed for the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land / Murray Garde -- The forgotten collection : baskets reveal histories / Louise Hamby -- Hidden for 60 years : the motion picture films of the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land / Josh Harris -- "A Robinson Crusoe in Arnhem Land..." : Howell Walker, National Geographic and the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition / Mark Jenkins -- Inside Mountford's tent : paint, politics and paperwork / Philip Jones -- Collecting Australia at the Smithsonian : 150 years and still going / Adrienne L. Kaeppler -- Snapshots of musical life : Simpson's 1948 recordings / Allan Marett, Linda Barwick -- A history of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition / Sally K. May -- Birds on the wire : Colin Simpson and the emergence of the radio documentary feature / Tony MacGregor -- The "exciting thing was the landscape" : Raymond Specht, a botanist in the field / Lynne McCarthy -- Missing the revolution: Christianity and the Macassan-Dreaming" in north-east Arnhem Land / Ian S. McIntosh -- Forget the barks! : bring on the string figures! : the string figures of Yirrkala : activating a legacy / Robyn McKenzie -- Beneath the billabongs: the scientific legacy of Robert Rush Miller / Gifford H. Miller, Robert C. Cashner -- "Bastard barks" and "anyhow" paintings : issues of legitimacy and authority for Mountford's collection of works on paper / Margo Neale -- The responsibilities of leadership: the records of Charles P. Mountford / Suzy Russell, Denise Chapman -- Appraising the legacy of the Arnhem Land Expedition: an insider's perspective / Raymond Louis Specht -- Historic perspectives on the Smithsonian's participation in the Arhem Land Expedition: transformations of the expeditionary enterprise / Paul Michael Taylor -- Unpacking the testimony of Gerald Blitner: an Indigenous perspective on the Arnhem Land Expedition / Martin Thomas -- Chairs and discussants -- Information for speakers: program for collections tour and symposium launch -- Index of speakers and performers.
Subjects AASEAL Symposium -- 2009 -- Canberra
American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (1948)
American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land -- 1948 -- Congresses
Scientific expeditions -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land -- Congresses
Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land
Anthropology -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land
Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land
Arnhem Land, Northern Territory
Other Corporate Bodies National Museum of Australia
Call number NMA G 2009
NMA 2009 (2 copies)
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A00750487 NMA G 2009
National Museum of Australia publications (loan copy) . Available to Museum Staff .  
A00750432 NMA 2009
National Museum of Australia publications   . *, Not for Loan .  
A00751368 NMA 2009
National Museum of Australia publications   . *, Not for Loan .  
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