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Making Tuba in the Torres Strait Islands: The Cultural Diffusion and Geographic Mobility of an Alcoholic Drink

Brady, Margaret; McGrath, Vic


There is relatively scant evidence of the Indigenous production and consumption of intoxicating drinks on the Australian mainland prior to the arrival of outsiders. Although Australian Aboriginal peoples had mastered fermentation in some regions, the Indigenous manufacture of much stronger drinks by distillation was unknown on the Australian mainland. However, following contact with Pacific Island and Southeast Asian peoples in the 19th century, Islanders in the Torres Strait adopted techniques...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pacific History
DOI: 10.1080/00223344.2010.530811


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