A bibliography of the traditional games of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Edwards, Ken and Edwards, Tim (2012) A bibliography of the traditional games of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Traditional Games. University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia are recognised as being associated with some of the world's oldest continuing cultures. Over tens of thousands of years the first peoples of Australia adapted to a changing environment. They developed a unique way of life which involved a deep spiritual attachment to the land, a strong sense of community, and an ability to draw upon their traditions and the ability to respond to change.

Games and pastimes of various descriptions have always been an integral part of the cultures of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Since the time of first European settlement a significant amount of information has been recorded about these.

This bibliography has been produced to provide an awareness of traditional games undertaken by Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to encourage further study of these as part of an understanding of the sporting heritage of Australia.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2014 01:52
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2017 00:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: traditional indigenous games; Australian Aboriginal peoples; Torres Strait Islander peoples
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9503 Heritage > 950302 Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24914

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