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Author Paterson, Alistair, 1968-

Title The lost legions : culture contact in colonial Australia / Alistair G. Paterson.

Published Lanham, Md. : Altamira Press, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.89915 PATE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 267 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Series Indigenous archaeologies series ; v. 3.
Indigenous archaeology ; 3.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue: Central Australia from a cessna -- The lost legions : historical pastoral industries, culture contact, and colonialism -- The ends of the earth were our portion -- Pangki Warruna/Strangways Springs Sheep Station (central Australia) -- A documentary history of Strangways Springs Station -- The texture of agency -- Further down the wallaby track -- Listing the legions -- Epilogue: Central Australia from a Cessna.
Summary "The Lost Legions explores the cultural interactions between indigenous peoples and European settlers. Paterson draws especially on archaeological evidence from central Australia, where European pastoralists found themselves in the heart of the territory of the Aborigine Arabana people. Paterson also considers other sources of information - such as oral histories, onomastics, and evidence of culture contact in the Americas and southern Africa - to develop a broad understanding of what happens when such different civilizations encounter one another."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- History.
Aboriginal Australians -- First contact with Europeans.
Aboriginal Australians -- Cultural assimilation.
Acculturation -- Australia.
Australia -- Race relations.
ISBN 9780759106833 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
0759106835 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
9780759106840 (paperback: acid-free paper)
0759106843 (paperback: acid-free paper)