TITLE

A short history of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition

AUTHOR(S)
Thomas, Martin
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Aboriginal History;2010, Vol. 34, p143
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land in Australia's Northern Territory, a scientific, anthropological, and ethnographic project. It examines the expedition within the framework of U.S.-Australia relations and considers funding from the U.S. Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. National Geographic Society and the Australian government. Several individuals involved in the trip are explored, including photographer and ethnologist Charles P. Mountford and researchers Frederick McCarthy and Frank Setzler. The responses of Aboriginal Australians to the expedition are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
59411685

 

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