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Naked shame: nation, science and Indigenous knowledge in Walter Roth's interventions into frontier sexualities

McGrath, Ann


This volume assesses the often-conflicting roles and contributions of the Roths as government servants and anthropologists. Most of the volume deals with Walter E. Roth, who developed foundational studies of both the Australian Aborigines--considered to be among the first systematic ethnographies anywhere--and South American tribes while serving as Chief Protector of Aborigines in Queensland and later medical officer, magistrate, museum curator and indigenous relations officer in British...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008-01
Type: Book chapter


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