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Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-eastern Australia


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Table of Contents

  • Foreword (PDF, 56kb)
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1. Totemic life
  • 2. Terrestrial spirit beings
  • 3. Water spirit beings
  • 4. Plant food
  • 5. Animal food
  • 6. Water
  • 7. Fire in Aboriginal south-eastern Australia
  • 8. Watercraft
  • 9. Shelter: housing
  • 10. Clothing
  • 11. Wellbeing
  • 12. Healing
  • 13. Trade
  • 14. Space
  • 15. Time
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Index

About the Author

Fred (David) Cahir is an Associate Professor in Aboriginal Studies at Federation University Australia in the Faculty of Education and Arts. His Masters and PhD focused on local Victorian Aboriginal history. His research interests include Victorian Aboriginal history, Australian frontier history, Aboriginal heritage tourism history, Aboriginal biocultural knowledge and toponyms (place names).

Ian D. Clark is a Professor of Tourism in the Business School at Federation University Australia. He has a PhD in Aboriginal Historical Geography from Monash University. He has been researching Aboriginal history since 1982. He has been the manager of the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Halls Gap, and the History Research Fellow at AIATSIS in Canberra. His areas of interest include Aboriginal history, the history of tourism, and place names.

Philip A. Clarke is a consultant anthropologist, working in native title and Aboriginal heritage. With an academic background in both science and anthropology, his research interests are focused on the ethnosciences, in particular Australian ethnobiology and ethnoastronomy.

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