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The Material culture of customary exchange in the Torres Strait and Fly Estuary region

Lawrence, David Russell


This thesis examines the material culture of customary exchange between the Torres Strait Islanders and the coastal Papuan people of the southwest coast and Fly estuary of Papua New Guinea. As well as investigating the extent to which customary exchange exists in the contemporary period this the-sis documents change over the historic period. The signifiance of exchange to both Islanders and Papuans is discussed with reference to the variety of objects exchanged in both the historic and the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU North Australia Research Unit (NARU)
Type: Thesis (PhD)(non-ANU)
Access Rights: Open Access


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