The Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia

Author(s): Bill Arthur

Australian Non fiction

This is a broadly-based atlas that is an introduction to the spatial analysis of indigenous Australians, with an emphasis on European contact to the present time. The atlas will feature about 100 maps ranging across various historical, social, cultural, political and environmental themes. The atlas is being produced by the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy and Research (CAEPR) at the Australian National University, in conjunction with a number of noted scholars in the field of Aboriginal studies. The editors from CAEPR are Bill Arthur and Frances Morphy. The text will be illustrated with photos, insets, charts and diagrams. Each chapter will be written by an expert in the field and the data supplied by them will be converted to digital maps by the Spatial Science Innovation Unit at the University of Sydney. They will feature in a section of MacquarieNet devoted to Indigenous Studies where users will have the opportunity to overlay maps of their choice. They will also have the complete resources of MacquarieNet to back up any search related to a map with information drawn not just from the text of the chapters but from all relevant information available at the site.


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Introduction - PART I: THE SOCIO-CULTURAL SPACE - Representing Indigenous Space - Using the Environment - Migration and Prehistory - Material Culture - Population and Residence - Language - Social Organisation and Belief Systems - The Southern Night Sky - Music, Dance, Song and Performing Art - Visual Art - PART II: THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC SPACE - Land, Land Ownership and Use - Health - Housing and Infrastructure - Economy - Education - PART III: THE SOCIO-POLITICAL SPACE - The Colonial Encounter - Governance - Social Justice - Indigenous Place Names - Research - - There will be two timelines featured on the endpapers - one being prehistory to European contact, and the other being European contact to the present day. - The atlas will provide a unique presentation of all the aspects of indigenous life and culture. It will be a reference work of broad general appeal.

General Fields

  • : 9781876429355
  • : MacQuarie Library Pty.Ltd
  • : MacQuarie Library Pty.Ltd
  • : 1.914
  • : November 2005
  • : 310mm X 240mm X 31mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bill Arthur
  • : Hardback
  • : 994.01
  • : 256
  • : 100 maps