Postcards from the outside: European-contact rock art imagery and occupation on the southern Arnhem Land Plateau, Jawoyn lands

Gunn, Robert and David, Bruno and Whear, Ray and James, Daniel and Petchey, Fiona and Chalmin, Emilie and Castets, Geraldine and Barker, Bryce and Geneste, Jean-Michel and Delannoy, Jean-Jacqes (2017) Postcards from the outside: European-contact rock art imagery and occupation on the southern Arnhem Land Plateau, Jawoyn lands. In: The archaeology of rock art in Western Arnhem Land, Australia. Terra Australis (47). Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, pp. 165-195. ISBN 9781760461614


Abstract

This chapter explores [the] incongruity in the distribution of Western-contact motifs contrasting northwestern and southwestern Arnhem Land in relation to the rich corpus of other kinds of rock art on the plateau. We stress from the onset that while images of ‘Western-contact art’ derive from a wide variety of responses to outsider influences, and include imagery that employs conventions akin and often indistinguishable to those of the pre–Western contact period, in this chapter we restrict our discussion to images of introduced objects and demonstrably foreign
peoples.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication (1 Jul 2013 - 28 Feb 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication (1 Jul 2013 - 28 Feb 2019)
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2019 01:27
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2021 05:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: rock art
Fields of Research (2008): 21 History and Archaeology > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology
Fields of Research (2020): 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history > 450101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander archaeology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36911

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