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The Resource Artefacts of encounter : Cook's voyages, colonial collecting and museum histories, edited by Nicholas Thomas, Julie Adams, Billie Lythberg, Maia Nuku & Amiria Salmond ; photography by Gwil Owen

Artefacts of encounter : Cook's voyages, colonial collecting and museum histories, edited by Nicholas Thomas, Julie Adams, Billie Lythberg, Maia Nuku & Amiria Salmond ; photography by Gwil Owen

Label
Artefacts of encounter : Cook's voyages, colonial collecting and museum histories
Title
Artefacts of encounter
Title remainder
Cook's voyages, colonial collecting and museum histories
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nicholas Thomas, Julie Adams, Billie Lythberg, Maia Nuku & Amiria Salmond ; photography by Gwil Owen
Title variation
Cook's voyages, colonial collecting and museum histories
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Pacific artefacts and works of art collected during the three voyages of Captain James Cook and the navigators, traders and missionaries who followed him are of foundational importance for the study of art and culture in Oceania. These collections are representative not only of technologies or belief systems but of indigenous cultures at the formative stages of their modern histories, and exemplify Islanders' institutions, cosmologies and social relationships. Recently, scholars from the Pacific and further afield, working with Pacific artefacts at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge (MAA), have set out to challenge and rethink some longstanding assumptions on their significance. The Cook voyage collection at the MAA is among the four or five most important in the world, containing over 200 of the 2000-odd objects with Cook voyage provenance that are dispersed throughout the world. The collection includes some 100 artefacts dating from Cook's first voyage. This stunning book catalogues this collection, and its cutting-edge scholarship sheds new light on the significance of many artefacts of encounter." (from publisher's website)
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
704.03995
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1960-
  • 1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thomas, Nicholas
  • Adams, Julie
  • Lythberg, Billie
  • Nuku, Maia
  • Salmond, Amiria Manutahi
  • Owen, Gwil
  • Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cook, James
  • Williams, Shayne Thomas
  • Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Material culture
  • Archaeological museums and collections
Label
Artefacts of encounter : Cook's voyages, colonial collecting and museum histories, edited by Nicholas Thomas, Julie Adams, Billie Lythberg, Maia Nuku & Amiria Salmond ; photography by Gwil Owen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
'They throw'd darts at us' - spears from Botany Bay (pages 122-123) -- Implements of New South Wales - artefacts from the First Fleet? (pages 196-197)
Control code
000057622622
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
348 pages
Governing access note
Not for Inter library loan
Isbn
9781877578694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, colour photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)951969540
Label
Artefacts of encounter : Cook's voyages, colonial collecting and museum histories, edited by Nicholas Thomas, Julie Adams, Billie Lythberg, Maia Nuku & Amiria Salmond ; photography by Gwil Owen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
'They throw'd darts at us' - spears from Botany Bay (pages 122-123) -- Implements of New South Wales - artefacts from the First Fleet? (pages 196-197)
Control code
000057622622
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
348 pages
Governing access note
Not for Inter library loan
Isbn
9781877578694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, colour photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)951969540

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