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Mapping the once and future strait: Place, time, and Torres Strait from the sixteenth century to the Pleistocene

Douglas, Bronwen


Thematically, this article tracks European imagining, ‘discovery’, naming, and mapping of the geographical space between modern Papua New Guinea and Australia – called Torres Strait since the 1770s – and the local encounters with places and people which enabled or constrained that knowing from the early sixteenth century. The methodological focus is materiality. This cartographic knowledge was generated empirically in embodied encounters; materialized in charts, writings, or drawings;...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-06-30
Type: Journal article
Source: History and Anthropology
DOI: 10.1080/02757206.2019.1607849
Access Rights: Open Access


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