Australian Aboriginal Studies

A scholarly journal publishing original research on the cultures and lifestyles of Australia?s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Content includes studies, research reports, news briefs, and reviews of books and films. This is the official pub

Articles from Vol. 2001, No. 2, Fall

Abrogating Responsibility? Applied Anthropology, Vesteys, Aboriginal Labour, 1944-1946
Abstract: Towards the end of the Pacific War, two young anthropologists began work on a survey of Vesteys northern cattle stations. Ronald Murray Berndt and Catherine Helen Berndt were employed, between August 1944 and April 1946, by the Australian...
Anthropology and Public Policy: An Introductory Comment
Most close observers of anthropology in Australia would agree that the profession has undergone a substantial period of introspection and re-evaluation, particularly during the last decade. Nowhere is this more apparent than for those anthropologists...
BL Hornshaw (1878-1937): Finder, Recorder and Collector of Aboriginal Art and Artefacts. (Collections Reports)
Noted for his knowledge of Aboriginal rock carvings (petroglyphs), Bernard Hornshaw devoted the leisure of a lifetime to the study of, research into, and the recording of Aboriginal rock art. He made many notable discoveries, including some of the...
Editorial
The majority of the articles in this issue of the journal are given over to the exploration of the politics, ethics and usefulness of anthropology to Indigenous affairs policy. As the authors of these articles make obvious, these topics cannot be divorced...
Graeme Lloyd Pretty: 1940-2000. (Obituaries)
Born in Melbourne on 25 June 1940, Graeme Pretty was one of the principal figures associated with the development of professional archaeology in the state of South Australia. Throughout his career, he worked closely with various Aboriginal communities...
Kenneth Locke Hale: Linguist, Language Rights Activist, Specialist on Indigenous Languages Especially Native American and Australian 1934-2001. (Obituaries)
Ken Hale was a linguist's linguist: he was a polyglot who combined an extraordinary language learning ability with exceptional clarity and insight in linguistic analysis, humanity and respectfulness. Over 40 years ago Hale documented around 70 Australian...
Recent Acquisitions by AIATSIS Artwork and Artefact Collection. (Collections Reports)
The Institute has a number of artefacts and works of art from around Australia that are used to illustrate the richness and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Consisting of a large variety of material culture, bark paintings...
The Aboriginal Moreton Bay Fishery: Two Things I Still Know-A Response to Ross and Coghill. (Correspondence)
In a recent report, Ross and Coghill (2000) describe an important collaboration between an archaeologist and the Quandamooka Aboriginal community of southeast Queensland. This approach holds promise and is something all of us involved in the study...
The Aboriginal Moreton Bay Fishery: Using Archaeological Evidence to Reply to Walters. (Correspondence)
Walters criticises two aspects of the research outlined by Ross and Coghill (2000). As Walters' comment deals with archaeological matters, Coghill has chosen not to participate in this reply. Walters' criticisms are that our critique of his model...