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Capturing histories at Thantyi-Wanparda: Comparing early and late twentieth century ethnographies in Arabana territory, South Australia

Gibson, Jason Matthew; Hercus, Luise


This paper deals with the original field diaries and notebooks of Walter Baldwin Spencer during his brief fieldwork endeavour amongst the Arabana of northern South Australia in 1903. The information recorded by Spencer reveals a relatively accurate, although abbreviated and fragmentary, assemblage of Arabana mythologies and language that can be compared with information recorded by Luise Hercus with Mick McLean and other Arabana and Wangkangurru people, over 60 years later. In this paper we...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Anthropological Society of South Australia
Access Rights: Open Access


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