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The Resource Art and land : Aboriginal sculptures of the Lake Eyre region, by Philip Jones and Peter Sutton ; with special assistance by K. Clark ; foreword by R.M. Berndt

Art and land : Aboriginal sculptures of the Lake Eyre region, by Philip Jones and Peter Sutton ; with special assistance by K. Clark ; foreword by R.M. Berndt

Label
Art and land : Aboriginal sculptures of the Lake Eyre region
Title
Art and land
Title remainder
Aboriginal sculptures of the Lake Eyre region
Statement of responsibility
by Philip Jones and Peter Sutton ; with special assistance by K. Clark ; foreword by R.M. Berndt
Title variation
Aboriginal sculptures of the Lake Eyre Region
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Contributor
Subject
Summary
Exhibition catalogue including detailed description of toas and dog models collected by J.G. Reuther from Diyari people at Killalpaninna Lutheran Mission; includes detailed assessment of historical and ethnographic sources relating to the culture, contact history and mission history of the area, an assessment of Reuther as missionary and ethnographer, and a history of the collection (including authenticity, display and research); also discusses types, symbolism and materials
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1955-
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Jones, Philip G.
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1946-
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Sutton, Peter
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  • Reuther, J. G.
  • Sculpture, Aboriginal Australian
Label
Art and land : Aboriginal sculptures of the Lake Eyre region, by Philip Jones and Peter Sutton ; with special assistance by K. Clark ; foreword by R.M. Berndt
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Introduction : Reuther collection ; Dog sculptures ; The toas of Lake Eyre ; Types of toa symbolism ; 'But is it art?' ; Aims of this book -- 1. The sculptors and their background : WHo were the sculptons ; Traditional life circa 1860 ; The functions of the myths ; The destruction of a tradition -- 2. The mission period : The first years ; Mission life ; 'Efficienct and steady workers' ; The closure of the mission ; The 1920s ; Population decline -- 3. The collector - Johann Georg Reuther (1861-1914) : Reuther the missionary ; Reuther the ethnographer ; Reuther's methods ; 'The great toa box' -- 4. A toa in detail : How was a toa made ; The Lake Greogory toa - Reuther's description ; The mythology ; The Lake Gregory site -- 5. From object into subject : Colonies, commodities and collections ; Expanding media ; Translation, research and money ; Recent scholarship ; Layers of meaning -- 6. Global catalogue : Reuther Toas ; Liebler Toas ; Dog Models
Control code
M0037138
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
144 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Copy 3 - donation from NLA
  • Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Isbn
9780949268907
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), facsims., maps, ports.
Stock number
7537
System control number
0061164
Label
Art and land : Aboriginal sculptures of the Lake Eyre region, by Philip Jones and Peter Sutton ; with special assistance by K. Clark ; foreword by R.M. Berndt
Publication
Contents
Introduction : Reuther collection ; Dog sculptures ; The toas of Lake Eyre ; Types of toa symbolism ; 'But is it art?' ; Aims of this book -- 1. The sculptors and their background : WHo were the sculptons ; Traditional life circa 1860 ; The functions of the myths ; The destruction of a tradition -- 2. The mission period : The first years ; Mission life ; 'Efficienct and steady workers' ; The closure of the mission ; The 1920s ; Population decline -- 3. The collector - Johann Georg Reuther (1861-1914) : Reuther the missionary ; Reuther the ethnographer ; Reuther's methods ; 'The great toa box' -- 4. A toa in detail : How was a toa made ; The Lake Greogory toa - Reuther's description ; The mythology ; The Lake Gregory site -- 5. From object into subject : Colonies, commodities and collections ; Expanding media ; Translation, research and money ; Recent scholarship ; Layers of meaning -- 6. Global catalogue : Reuther Toas ; Liebler Toas ; Dog Models
Control code
M0037138
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
144 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Copy 3 - donation from NLA
  • Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Isbn
9780949268907
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), facsims., maps, ports.
Stock number
7537
System control number
0061164

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