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Monuments to colonialism? Stone arrangements, tourist cairns and turtle magic at Evans Bay, Cape York

McIntyre-Tamwoy, Susan; Harrison, Rodney


This paper reports on an archaeological survey at Evans Bay, Cape York, which recorded a large number of stone arrangements on the rocky headland at Evans Point. We interpret two phases of stone cairn construction; the first associated with the building of stone cairns as part of joint Aboriginal and Islander turtle increase ceremonies, and the second with the partial demolition and rebuilding of these stone cairns by tourists and tour operators. Rather than dismiss the disturbance of such...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Archaeology


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