Science & Indigenous Australians
From the 1960's, Australian State governments began framing aboriginal land rights legislation.
They drew on anthropological studies which began in the previous century, when Aborigines were being moved off their traditional lands.
During this time there were people with sufficient curiosity and respect to begin recording aspects of Aboriginal life; men such as Edward John Eyre, George Grey and George French Angas.
Writing in the 1840's, Grey and Eyre were in no doubt that the Aboriginal people they met saw themselves as land owners.
activism, human rights, indigenous rights, Mabo, Edward Koiki, politics, Torres Strait, Townsville
Mer, Meriam culture, sacred, sea claims, sea rights, totems, tribes
Indigenous People & Their Land
custom, indigenous people, land ownership, land rights, land use, sacred
Indigenous Customary Law
indigenous people, Mabo judgement, native title
Belonging To Country
aborigines, Australia, dreamtime, indigenous Australians, land ownership, land rights, sacred
A view of Sydney Cove, NSW
aborigines, colonisation, conquest, settlements
The limits of colonial curiosity
anthropology, colonialism, colonists, convicts, custom, land ownership, New South Wales, religion, Tasmania, Victoria
The origins of humanity?
anthropology, Baldwin Spencer, Walter, custom, Darwin, Charles, Fison, Lorimer, Howitt, William Alfred
Fison & Howitt discover the clan
anthropology, clans, Fison, Lorimer, Hiatt, Les, Howitt, William Alfred, kinship, land boundaries, land ownership, marriage, Northern Territory
A Sacred Landscape
aboriginal property ownership, anthropology, Australia, clans, dispossession, kinship, land ownership, religion, sacred
Meriam culture, Meriam Mer, Murray Island, myths
activism, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Townsville, Townsville, Yumba Meta Housing Co-op
Farming The Sea
fishing, Great Barrier Reef, Meriam culture, sea rights
human rights, International law, Mabo judgement, Racial Discrimination Act , 1975 , United Nations
Performance, Art & The Sacred
Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Mer, Murray Island, religion, sacred
Something Deep Within Us
fishing, Great Barrier Reef, sacred, sea rights, seafarers
Cambridge Anthropological Expedition
anthropology, Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, Haddon, A.C., Mer, Murray Island, Torres Strait