6 results for Allen, Harry

  • William Blandowski and his Contribution to Nineteenth Century Science and Art in Australia

    Allen, Harry (2009)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Victoria, Special Issue, Volume 121, Number 1

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  • Thomson's Spears: Innovation and Change in eastern Arnhem Land projectile technology.

    Allen, Harry (2011)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

    Professor Nicolas Peterson is a central figure in the anthropology of Aboriginal Australia. This volume honours his anthropological body of work, his commitment to ethnographic fieldwork as a source of knowledge, his exemplary mentorship of generations of younger scholars and his generosity in facilitating the progress of others. The diverse collection produced by former students, current colleagues and long-term peers provides reflections on his legacy as well as fresh anthropological insights from Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. Inspired by Nicolas Peterson’s work in Aboriginal Australia and his broad ranging contributions to anthropology over several decades, the contributors to this volume celebrate the variety of his ethnographic interests. Individual chapters address, revisit, expand on, and ethnographically re-examine his work about ritual, material culture, the moral domestic economy, land and ecology. The volume also pays homage to Nicolas Peterson’s ability to provide focused research with long-term impact, exemplified by a series of papers engaging with his work on demand sharing and the applied policy domain.

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  • Bridging the Divide: Indigenous Communities and Archaeology into the 21st Century

    Allen, Harry; Phillips, CA (2011)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    The collected essays in this volume address contemporary issues regarding the relationship between Indigenous groups and archaeologists, including the challenges of dialogue, colonialism, the difficulties of working within legislative and institutional frameworks, and NAGPRA and similar legislation. The disciplines of archaeology and cultural heritage management are international in scope and many countries continue to experience the impact of colonialism. In response to these common experiences, both archaeology and indigenous political movements involve international networks through which information quickly moves around the globe. This volume reflects these dynamic dialectics between the past and the present and between the international and the local, demonstrating that archaeology is a historical science always linked to contemporary cultural concerns.

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  • Australia: William Blandowski’s Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia

    Allen, Harry (2011)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    William Blandowski was an explorer, natural scientist and artist who led a Victorian government expedition to the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers from 1856 to 1857.In Australia, Blandowski explores the potential of images to portray the lives of people engaged in everyday activities, as well as dramatic conflicts and rituals. They include Blandowski’s own photographs, and photographs of sketches or illustrations created by others, including the only nineteenth century portrait image of the Nyeri Nyeri people. By reading Australia, we become on-the-spot participants in moments of ‘first contact’. Australia is the first publication in English of his nineteenth century illustrated encyclopaedia of Aboriginal life, Australien in 142 photographischen Abbildungen nach zehnjärigen Erfahrungen.

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  • Hunter-gatherer burials and the creation of persistent places in southeast Australia

    Littleton, Judith; Allen, Harry (2007)

    Journal article
    The University of Auckland Library

    One of the diYculties in interpreting hunter-gatherer mortuary practices is that many mortuary theories are derived from sedentary societies and rely upon an excavated record. This paper is an analysis of both historical and archaeological evidence of Aboriginal burial practices in the Murray River region of southeastern Australia. The archaeological data relies primarily upon analysis of burials exposed through erosion rather than systematic excavations which limits the range of burial characteristics that may be recorded and interpreted. The mortuary practices identiWed are highly patterned but regionally and locally variable. It is argued that the evidence demonstrates the persistence of place for Aboriginal people. The existence of persistent places is further related to a potentially Xuid but structured connection between people and land.

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  • Protecting historic places in New Zealand

    Allen, Harry (1998)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    The government should create a new heritage agency to purchase Crown heritage services, provide policy advice to the Crown, take responsibility for national heritage strategies, policies, methodologies and standards, identify nationally significant heritage through a Register and finally, protect and manage nationally significant heritage through a balance of voluntary incentives (national heritage fund) and regulation. Given the totality of Acts administered by local and central government which have a direct impact on Maori heritage, a new stand alone Maori heritage body is needed, one that is charged with the advancement of Maori heritage interests both within and outside of government.

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