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01. Wonders of Arnhem Land
Title : 01. Wonders of Arnhem Land 01. Wonders of Arnhem Land
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Creator : Mountford, Charles P. (Charles Pearcy)
Source : The News, 14 July 1945, p. 2
Date of creation : 1948
Format : Newspaper
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Description :

Newspaper article by CP Mountford about the newly proposed American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land. Mountford writes about what he hopes to record about Aboriginal culture and ceremonial life whilst leader of the Expedition.

The announcement of the Expedition was widely covered in the press, and piqued the interest of many people seeking an adventure.

People from many walks of life, including military personnel, ex-boy scouts and experienced bushmen, all imagined themselves on such an adventure and wrote to Mountford to apply for a position on the Expedition. Many applicants did not expect to be paid, but rather were prepared to work for their keep for the opportunity of new experiences and places.

Related names :

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land, (1948)

Mountford, Charles P.(Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976

Coverage year : 1945
Further reading :
American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land, (1948). Records of the American-Australian scientific expedition to Arnhem Land, Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 1956-1964.

Lamshed, Max, 'Monty' : the biography of C.P. Mountford, [Adelaide] : Rigby, 1972

May, Sally K. Collecting cultures : myth, politics, and collaboration in the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition, Lanham, Md. : AltaMira Press, 2010



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