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Eaglehawk and Crow: Aboriginal knowledges, imperial networks and the evolution of religion

Rademaker, Laura


In March 1974, a group of Aboriginal leaders presented an open letter to the then Australian Institute for Aboriginal Studies. Demanding Aboriginal ownership of Aboriginal knowledge from the anthropologists and other "experts," they titled their letter, "Eaglehawk and Crow."1 In doing so, they alluded to an 1899 book. In his Eaglehawk and Crow, ethnographer and Presbyterian minister John Mathew made the unusual move of taking Aboriginal stories (he called them "myths") and transforming them...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
DOI: 10.1353/cch.2020.0027


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