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Behind the Legend: A Historical Archaeology of the Buffalo Shooting industry, 1875-1958

Feakins, Charlotte


The buffalo hide industry was prevalent in the Northern Territory from the late nineteenth century to mid-twentieth century. It involved Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women and men working collectively for white male shooters to exploit feral water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) primarily for their thick hides. The work was dangerous and labour-intensive and required great skill and courage. Over the nearly eighty years that the industry operated, unique cross-cultural relationships developed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5edf658a902cf


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