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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  (philp1p  200/150)

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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.

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Beckett, Jeremy. TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS. Custom and Colonialism. BNo. 0-521-37862-1. First Edition, 1989 (1987) (pb). Pp: xiv, 251; 220mm x 140mm; 0.38kg. 10 b/w, 2 maps. Perface, bibliography, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 1989. (The author discusses the problem of 'island custom' and examines the move to the mainland of many islanders. He also looks at colonialism in its various manifestations) (Keywords: Social history, anthropology, Pacific, Australia, Melanesian, Murray Islanders, Baduan).
Book Code: C120 AU$18
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Beckett, Jeremy. TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS. Custom and Colonialism. BNo. 0-521-33361.X. First Edition, 1987. Pp: xiv, 251; 215mm x 135mm; 0.47kg. 10 b/w, 2 maps. Perface, bibliography, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 1989. (The author discusses the problem of 'island custom' and examines the move to the mainland of many islanders. He also looks at colonialism in its various manifestations) (Keywords: Social history, anthropology, Pacific, Australia, Melanesian, Murray Islanders, Baduan).
Book Code: P064 AU$45
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Detail of wrap - CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ART  (eglitis01ap  190/263  EGLI01)
Eglitis, Anna (editor). CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ART. Now Days - Early Days. Associate Editors: Arone Meeks, Ken Thaiday. BNo. 1-875998-33-0. First Edition, 2000 (pb). Pp: xvi, 160; 295mm x 210mm; 0.80kg. Num col. Acknowledgments, foreword, introduction, short biographical sketches of artists. A very good paperback copy in dust wrapper. Wrp: vg; dw: vg. Central Queensland University Press, Rockhampton, Queensland, 2000. (This catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition of Now Days - Early Days and presents the work of 58 artists from the North of Queensland and Torres Strait Islands. The artists strive to remain loyal to their traditions, but also experiment with daring new forms and contemporary cross-cultural philosophies) (Keywords: Contemporary art, Australia, Torres Strait Islanders, Dungal Au Biber, Mal Lag Ar Dapparr, Ma Rembeling, dugong, barramundi, sugarbag, sea, land, air).
Book Code: R017 AU$55
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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 diag.. 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, ethnology, Northeast Australia, Torres Strait, New Guinea, Mabuiag, Mer, Mawata, Nagir).
Book Code: L849 AU$1100
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Detail of cover - Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits  (haddon15cp  190/238  HADD15)
Haddon, A.C. (Vol V)(1971). Reports of the CAMBRIDGE ANTHROPOLOGICAL EXPEDITION. Vol.V. Sociology, Magic and Religion of the Western Islanders. BNo. 70-171628. Reprint Edition, 1971 (1904). Pp: xii, 378; 255mm x 175mm; 1.00kg. 51 b/w(pl), 37 fig(pl), 84 fig, 3 maps. Preface, introduction. A very good hardback copy. Cvr: vg. Johnson Reprint Corporation, New York, 1971. (From an ethnological point of view this book deals with the Western group of islands of the Torres Strait. Subject matter includes: customs, initiation, courtship and marriage, warfare, magic and religion) (Keywords: Ethnology, social anthropology, genealogy, Australia, Torres Strait Islanders, Badu, Moa, Mabuiag, Muralug, Tutu, Boigu, Saibai, kinship, totemism, customs, funeral ceremonies, land tenure, trade).
Book Code: M118 AU$650
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Detail of wrap - Cambridge and the Torres Strait  (herle1p  150/170  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 was 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 wrap - Cambridge and the Torres Strait  (herle02p  150/206  HERL02)
Herle, Anita & Jude Philp. TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS. An Exhibition Marking the Centenary of the 1898 Cambridge Anthropological Expedition. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1998 (pb). Pp: (ii), 64; 210mm x 145mm; 0.17kg. 56 b/w, 1 fig, 1 map. Preface, manuscript sources, selected reading. A very good paperback copy with staple binding. Wrp: vg. University of Cambridge, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, 1998. (The exhibition and booklet is based on the large body of material collected by the Expedition members. This booklet also provides an overview of Torres Strait Islanders and the organisation of the text reflects the layout of the exhibition. Most the photographs presented are archival and taken between 1888 and 1898) (Keywords: Anthropology, cultural history, Torres Strait, Australia, mythology).
Book Code: N823 SOLD - now out of stock AU$95
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Detail of wrapper - CORAL SEA CALLING  (idriess02p  145/226  IDRI02)
Idriess, Ion L. CORAL SEA CALLING. Pearlshell and beche-de-mer. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1957. Pp: viii, 239; 210mm x 135mm; 0.41kg. Num fig, 4 maps. Author's note. A good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: g; dw: g. (inscription fep). Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1957. (Recorded stories of adventure and exploration in the islands of Coral Sea) (Keyword: Exploration, Australia, Queensland, Torres Strait).
Book Code: E422 SOLD - now out of stock AU$24
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