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Science, museums and collecting the Indigenous dead in colonial Australia

Turnbull, Paul.

(2017)  | 9783319518732 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | 284pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
AUD 204.95 (inc. GST), AUD 186.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in August 2017
This book draws on over twenty years' investigation of scientific archives in Europe, Australia, and other former British settler colonies. It explains how and why skulls and other bodily structures of Indigenous Australians became the focus of scientific curiosity about the nature and origins of human...

The Outback Within: Journeys into the Australian Interior

Byrne, Mark.

(2017)  | 9781443891219 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | pbk. | 2nd ed.,  | book | 210pp | Availability last checked: 4/8/2017
AUD 70.95 (inc. GST), AUD 64.50 (ex. GST),
What is it about the Australian outback? For nearly two centuries, narratives of outback journeys have been suffused with the aura of death. Why? It is not just that the desert is big, dry, hot and apparently empty. The outback is Australia’s “mythological crucible,” and journeys there have become rites...


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