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Aboriginal Artefacts, Collectors and the Wet Tropics: an introduction

Title

Aboriginal Artefacts, Collectors and the Wet Tropics: an introduction (1426 KB) pdf document icon

Author/s

Greer, S., Henry, R., McGregor, R. & Wood, M.

Citation

Greer, S., Henry, R., McGregor, R. & Wood, M. 2016. Aboriginal Artefacts, Collectors and the Wet Tropics: an introduction. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Culture 10: 1-7. Brisbane. ISSN 2205-3220

Date published

December 2016

DOI

https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2205-3239.10.2016-01

Keywords

 Aboriginal artefacts, artefact collectors, North Queensland, Wet Tropics, Museums

Abstract

This introduction raises issues concerning transactions involving Aboriginal artefacts of the North Queensland Wet Tropics. We highlight relationships between artefacts, persons and place, as well as the importance of understanding the nature of exchange and concepts of ownership in the creation and collection of artefacts.