The Resource Gifts for the dead : a stylistic analysis of Tiwi graveposts illuminated by a case study of their manufacture / by Jennifer Ann Hoff

Gifts for the dead : a stylistic analysis of Tiwi graveposts illuminated by a case study of their manufacture / by Jennifer Ann Hoff

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Gifts for the dead : a stylistic analysis of Tiwi graveposts illuminated by a case study of their manufacture / by Jennifer Ann Hoff
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Gifts for the dead : a stylistic analysis of Tiwi graveposts illuminated by a case study of their manufacture / by Jennifer Ann Hoff
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eng
Summary
Surveys history of Bathurst and Melville Islands, including death of Purukupali, contacts with Portuguese, Dutch and Indonesians; British settlement of Fort Dundas; contacts with mainland; Bathurst Island Mission (Nguiu) and Bishop Gsell; Pularumpi (Garden Point) and Milikapiti (Snake Bay) settlements; early (1820s) descriptions of graves and graveposts; summarises work of earlier anthropologists; classifies sculptural elements, design fields and painted design motifs of graveposts; conception and design of posts; rights in designs; acquisition of knowledge and skills; commissioning of artists; sources of ideas; women carvers; variations in technique; factors influencing pigment selection; choices of fixatives and brushes; aesthetic criteria and assessment; meanings and symbolism; relationship between cicatrices, body painting and graveposts; changes in style; artists as innovators; big man status; Appendix includes field notes and describes preparation of graveposts by Milikapiti artists; aftercare of graveposts; details of posts and grave arrangements
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Hoff, Jennifer
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  • Gsell, F. X.
  • Basedow, Herbert
  • Spencer, Baldwin
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Gifts for the dead : a stylistic analysis of Tiwi graveposts illuminated by a case study of their manufacture / by Jennifer Ann Hoff
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  • Thesis (Ph.D.) - Australian National University, Canberra, A.C.T., 1988; Typescript (processed)
  • An index of selected names from this item is available. To access these names contact the AIATSIS Family History Unit
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M0010837
Extent
2 v. :ill., maps, ports.
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Partial copying, closed quotation. Closed copying of photographs or works of art. Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
0008630
Label
Gifts for the dead : a stylistic analysis of Tiwi graveposts illuminated by a case study of their manufacture / by Jennifer Ann Hoff
Publication
Note
  • Thesis (Ph.D.) - Australian National University, Canberra, A.C.T., 1988; Typescript (processed)
  • An index of selected names from this item is available. To access these names contact the AIATSIS Family History Unit
Control code
M0010837
Extent
2 v. :ill., maps, ports.
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Partial copying, closed quotation. Closed copying of photographs or works of art. Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
0008630

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