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Lists and letters: an analysis of some exchanges between British museums, collectors and Australian aborigines (1895-1910)

Coates, Ian


Using the collecting of H.J. Hillier and Emile Clement as its basis, this thesis examines the movement of collections of Aboriginal objects from Australia to Britain, the relationships between collectors and curators which underlay their movement, and the anthropological discourses in Britain with which they interacted. This analysis is undertaken using three sondages of the historical terrain, against which the relationships between the three agents involved in the collection process-...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999-11
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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