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. 2003, No. 1, Spring

Arrernte Rock-Art: Interpreting Physical Permanence in a Changing Social Landscape
Abstract: Using the general outlines of custodians' interpretations and the existing literature, this article examines the correlations of archaeological evidence and ethnographic information from some Arrernte rock-art complexes in Central Australia...
Australian Aboriginal Studies Copyright Protocols
As mentioned in the editorial, AIATSIS is conscious of the need to to make explicit the rights and responsibilities of the contributors to and the publisher of the journal. Increasingly, this is being required of and by journals. It is particularly...
Collections Reports
Audiovisual Archives Collections Tom Eccles writes of materials recently received by the Archives: Geoffrey Bardon Film Collection Geoffrey Bardon arrived in Papunya in 1971 and enticed both Mick Namarari and Johnny Warangkula Tjupurulla to...
Editorial
In this issue, the first for 2003, there are five major articles on a variety of topics, mainly social anthropological but including ethnomusicology and analysis of rock-paintings and -carvings. Gillian Cowlishaw in her article has developed sustained...
Euphemism, Banality, Propaganda: Anthropology, Public Debate and Indigenous Communities
Abstract: Initially this article was a response to an essay by Peter Sutton which was widely distributed and referenced as an authoritative anthropological analysis of current conditions in Indigenous communities. The apparently general assent to Sutton's...
Indigenous Modes of Representing Social Relationships: A Short Critique of the 'Genealogical Concept'
Abstract: The first part of the article discusses briefly the notions of genealogy and kinship within the Euro-American epistemological context and advocates the necessity for a sharp distinction between these two domains. While being a useful tool,...
Indigenous Researchers' Forum: 1-3 October 2003
The Organising Committee of the Indigenous Researchers' Forum has invited AIATSIS to host this year's forum (IRF 2003). The broad theme for IRF 2003 is 'Indigenous Research: What's It About?' The forum will be held from 1 to 3 October (during semester...
Native Title Conference 2003
Martin Freckmann writes: Some 470 delegates and speakers attended the fourth annual Native Title Conference in Alice Springs in June to discuss the practical aspects of the legislative regime--including agreement making, alternative funding models...
News from Aboriginal Studies Press
There have been some vital new releases published recently from ASP. These include Counting, Health and Identity: A History of Aboriginal Health and Demography in Western Australia and Queensland 1900-1940 by Dr Gordon Briscoe, and Addictions and Healing...
Patricia Vinnicombe: 1932-2003
During the last days of March 2003 the tragic news of Dr Patricia Vinnicombe's death circulated throughout the Australian archaeological community. Pat's extensive networks of friends and colleagues both in Australia and overseas were immediately in...
Resignation of AIATSIS Principal
Excerpt from letter dated 21 August 2003 from Russ Taylor to Chair of AIATSIS Council With the utmost regret I hereby tender my resignation as Principal of AIATSIS to take effect as at the close of business on Friday 3 October 2003. The...
The Creation of Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay) in Pintupi/Kukatja Dreamings
Abstract: Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay), a huge salt lake in the Western Desert region of Australia, features extensively in the tjukurrpa (Dreaming) narratives of the Pintupi and Kukatja. In this article, fragments of the public versions of these stories...
Towards a Place Use History of Conflated Surface Stone Artefact Distributions: A Report of Fieldwork on Pine Point and Langwell Stations, Western New South Wales
Introduction In this report I discuss the aims, field methodology and preliminary results of fieldwork conducted in the semi-arid/arid margin of western New South Wales between January 2001 and September 2002. The fieldwork was conducted on Pine...
What Is Music Analysis? Problems and Prospects for Understanding Aboriginal Songs and Performance
Abstract: Music analysis has played a consistently important role in studies of traditional Aboriginal songs in Australia. Some musicologists, including Catherine Ellis, Linda Barwick and Allan Marett, have matched their extensive use of music analysis...
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