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Wilson, Lindsay. THATHILGAW EMERET LU. A Handbook of Traditional Torres Strait Islands Material Culture.

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Haddon, A.C. (Vol I)(1935). Reports of the CAMBRIDGE ANTHROPOLOGICAL EXPEDITION. Vol.I. General Anthropology. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1935. Pp: xvi, 424; 280mm x 215mm; 1.80kg. 43 b/w(pl), 50 fig, 10 maps, 2 diagrams. Introduction, bibliography. A very good copy in brown-cloth boards. Cvr: vg. The University Press, Cambridge, 1935. (The volume is divided into three parts with the first part dealing with a historical sketch, geography and geology, and the ethnology of the various islands which are grouped into western, central and eastern sectors. The second part covers the ethnography of the neighbouring areas; Western Papuans, South Netherlands New Guinea (now Irian Jaya), and North Queensland. The last part outlines the general ethnography of the Torres Strait) (Keywords: Anthropology, Australia, Torres Strait Islanders, Mabuiag, Mer, Mawata, Nagir).
Book Code: M259 AU$1100
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Detail of wrapper - CAMBRIDGE AND THE TORRES STRAIT  (herle1p  150/194  HERL01)
Herle, Anita and Sandra Rouse (editors). CAMBRIDGE AND THE TORRES STRAIT. Centenary Essays on the 1898 Anthropological Expedition. BNo. 0-5215-8461-2. First Edition, 1998. Pp: xv, 252; 240mm x 185mm; 0.72kg. 69 b/w & fig, 6 maps. Notes, acknowledgments, list, bibliography, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Cambridge University Press, London, 1998. (In 1898 a team from the University of Cambridge set out for the Torres Strait. Led by A.C. Haddon, their goal wa a comprehensive study. The nine interdisciplinary essays in this volume offer new ways of looking at and situating the Expedition's work in historical and intellectual debates. The book contains a number of photographs of Haddon, Rivers, Seligman and other members of the team going about their work) (Keywords: Ethnology, anthropology, psychology, linguistics, sociology, ethnomusicology, Pacific, Melanesia, Torres Strait).
Book Code: L002 AU$135
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Detail of front of wrap of ILAN PASIN - this is our way. Torres Strait Art
Mosby, Tom, & Brian Robinson. ILAN PASIN. (This is Our Way). BNo. 0-9586858-4-3. First Edition, 1998 (pb). Pp: 152; 305mm x 245mm; 0.98kg. 100 col, 2 b/w, 1 map. Prefaces, introduction, list of works, acknowledgments, author and writer biographies. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, 1998. (This book acccompanied the first Australian retrospective exhibition on Torres Strait art. This book provides, for the first time a Torres Strait Islander perspective on the history, customs, legends and artistic expressions of a people who existed as a minority within the minority of indigenous Australians) (Keywords: Cultural history, Pacific, Australia, Melanesia, artefacts, contemporary art, language, religion).
Book Code: L103 SOLD - now out of stock AU$44
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Detail of front  cover of PAST TIME: TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER MATERIAL FROM THE HADDON COLLECTION, 1888-1905 A National Museum of Australia Exhibition from the University of Cambridge
Philp, Jude. PAST TIME: Torres Strait Islander Material from the Haddon Collection, 1888-1905. A National Museum of Australia Exhibition from the University of Cambridge. BNo. 1-876944-03-X. First Edition, 2001 (pb). Pp: x, 53; 200mm x 270mm; 0.33kg. 28 col, 22 b/w, 6 maps. Foreword, introduction, selected reading and bibliography. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 2001. (This book was produced to accompany the exhibition of part of the Torres Strait Islander material from the Haddon Collection. This catalogue is divided into the five broad regions of the Torres Strait and illustrates forty-five of the objects along with archival photographs from the original University of Cambridge expedition to the Torres Strait in 1888) (Keywords: Ethnology, Australia, Torres Strait Islanders, masks, clubs, ceremony, ritual).
Book Code: P242 AU$18
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Detail of front of wrapper -  THE TORRES STRAIT - People and History  (singe01p  160/208  SING01)
Singe, John. THE TORRES STRAIT. People and History. BNo. 0-7022-1417-5. First Edition, 1979. Pp: xv, 267; 235mm x 175mm; 0.72kg. 28 b/w(pl) & fig, 3 maps. Acknowledgments, preface, introduction, sources, glossary, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Queensland, 1979. (The author traces the history of the Torres Strait and follows the evolution of Island societies as they have been shaped and reshaped by dramatic events) (Keywords: Social history, Pacific, Australia, Melanesia, Indigenous people, Muralug, Saibai, Nahgi, Mer, Thursday Island, Papuans).
Book Code: W043 AU$30
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Detail of wrap - Thathilgaw Emeret Lu - A Handbook of Traditional Torres Strait Islands Material Culture
Wilson, Lindsay. THATHILGAW EMERET LU A Handbook of Traditional Torres Strait Islands Material Culture. BNo. 0-7242-2922-1. First Edition, 1988 (pb). Pp: xvi, 140; 210mm x 295mm; 0.70kg. 232 fig, 1 map. Foreword, preface, acknowledgments, glossary, bibliography, further reading. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Department of Education, Queensland, 1988. (The title comes from in part from Eastern and Western Island languages meaning 'very old things belonging to our forefathers'. This book is about the traditional customs, stories, arts and ceremonial dances. All of these being represented by over two hundred drawings of artefacts, masks and ceremonial objects) (Keywords: Ethnology, Mabuiag, Murray, Nagir, Yam, Badu, Moa, Boigu, Saibai).
Book Code: M406 SOLD - now out of stock AU$70
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