Heritage value of rock art on the Cape York Peninsular: assessment of criterion iii for Cape York World Heritage nomination [Confidential]

Collett, David and Pocock, Celmara (2012) Heritage value of rock art on the Cape York Peninsular: assessment of criterion iii for Cape York World Heritage nomination [Confidential]. Other monograph. UNSPECIFIED . [Report]

Abstract

The cultural tradition of complex dancing tableaux, long song series, body-masks and suspended sculptural installations associated with hero cults like I'wai is not found anywhere else in Australia including among the Aboriginal societies in the central part of Cape York (Thomson 1933; Sutton 2011). These cultural traditions provide exceptional testimony for the long term cultural interchanges between New Guinea and Australia. They also demonstrate that despite such interactions Aboriginal people on Cape York maintained their way of life. Although hero cults are incorporated into the ceremonial life of the region's coastal peoples, their culture is clearly Aboriginal and not Melanesian.


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Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Report to Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2014 02:18
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 01:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: rock art; Cape York; aboriginal cultural origins; ceremonial paintings
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190104 Visual Cultures
21 History and Archaeology > 2102 Curatorial and Related Studies > 210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation
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/26158

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