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Ethnohistory – Collecting and Representing

Douglas, Bronwen


This chapter sketches an ethnohistory of embodied encounters and situated exchanges which helped generate the ethnographic collections and representations resulting from Bruni d’Entrecasteaux’s voyage in search of La Pérouse. At every shore stopover and during meetings at sea, expedition members amassed artefacts, words, and other knowledge. They described people, places, events, and objects in diverse written and visual genres. Their representations were partly shaped by prevailing discourses...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Collecting in the South Sea: The Voyage of Bruni d’Entrecasteaux 1791–1794


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