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Collecting Cultures: myth, politics and collaboration in the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition

May, Sally


In February 1948, a team of Australians and Americans embarked upon one of the largest scientific expeditions that had ever taken place in Australia. Seventeen men and women journeyed across northern Australia for nine months, investigating the people and environment of the remote region known as Arnhem Land. Today, the Arnhem Land Expedition remains one of the most significant, most ambitious, and least understood expeditions ever mounted. Collecting Cultures draws together diverse strands of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Book


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