Suggested Resources for Art of the Skins

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SLQ Collection Books

  • Albert, Trish & National Museum of Australia 2009, Kaurareg mob, Pearson Rigby, Port Melbourne, Victoria.

    Request then collect from level 4 (JUV 305.899 ALB).
  • Best, Ysola; Kruger, Candace; O'Connor, Pat 2005, Yugambeh talga: music traditions of the Yugambeh people, Keeaira Press, Southport, Queensland.

    Open Access, level 3 (781.629915 2005)
  • Connors, Libby 2015, Warrior: a legendary leader’s dramatic life and violent death on the colonial frontier, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW.

    Open access, level 4 (J 994.30049915 CON)
  • Curr, Edward M. 1886, The Australian race: its origins, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia, and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent, Govt. Printer, Melbourne.

    Request then collect from level 4 (RBJ 572.994 CUR)
  • Gaiarbau & Winterbotham, L. P. (Lindsey Page) & Langevad, Gerry & Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Islanders Advancement, Archaeology Branch, 1982, Some original views around Kilcoy, Archaeology Branch, Brisbane, Queensland.

    Open access, level 4 (Q 994.30049915 SOM)
  • Lena, Kathleen Mary 2012, My life: an aboriginal elder remembers 80 years, Keeaira Press, Southport, Queensland.

    Request then collect from level 4 (P 305.89915 LEN)
  • Mathew, John & Keane, (Austin), (1927-1979) 2010, Two representative tribes of Queensland: with an inquiry concerning the origin of the Australian race, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

    Request then collect from level 4 (J 306.0899915 MAT)
  • Monchamp, Anne Marie 2014, Autobiographical memory in an Aboriginal Australian community: culture, place and narrative, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire Palgrave Macmillan.

    Open Access, level 2 (305.89915 2014)
  • Petrie, Tom & Petrie (1831-1910), Constance Campbell, (1873-1926) 1904, Tom Petrie's reminiscences of early Queensland (dating from 1837), 1st ed, Watson, Ferguson, Brisbane.

    Online access. Check Locations/Request for physical copies
  • Reynolds, Amanda Jane; Couzens, Debra; Couzens, Vicki Louise; Darroch, Lee, Hamm, Treahna, et al, 2005, Wrapped in a possum skin cloak: the Tooloyn Koortakay collection in the National Museum of Australia, National Museum of Australia, Canberra.

    Open Access, level 3 (745.537 2005)
  • Steele, J. G. & Tylee Memorial Collection 1984, Aboriginal pathways in southeast Queensland and the Richmond River, University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, Queensland.

    Open access, level 4 (Q 994.3102 STE)
  • Watson, J., & Martin-Chew, Louise 2009, Judy Watson: Blood language, Melbourne University Publishing, Carlton, Vic.

    Request then collect from level 4 (RBHMON WAT).
  • Voigt, Anna & Drury, Nevill, 1947- 1997, Wisdom from the earth: the living legacy of the Aboriginal dreamtime, Simon & Schuster, East Roseville, New South Wales.

    Open Access, level 2, G 305.89915 1997

External Collection Books

  • Abraham, Debbie; Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 2012, A possum skin cloak by the lake: an Aboriginal cultural revival project, [Revised edition], Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales.
  • Adams, Jeanie & Yalga-Binbi Institute for Community Development & Cairns Regional Gallery & Visions of Australia (Program), 1995, Made with meaning: crafts of Aboriginal far North Queensland, the Yalga-Binbi collection, Yalga-Binbi Institute for Community Development, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Corporation and Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, Queensland.
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Council Conference & Taylor, Luke & Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies & AIATSIS Indigenous Studies Conference (2001 : Canberra, A.C.T.) 2005, The power of knowledge, the resonance of tradition, Aboriginal Studies Press for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra.
  • Balfour, Alan & [The elders of the community] 1991, Boigu: our history and culture, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra.
  • Banmirra Arts, 2012, Cloak Workshop 2012: Possum Skin Cloak Workshop delivered by Banmirra Arts, Banmirra Arts, Raymond Island, Victoria.
  • Berndt, Ronald Murray & Berndt, Catherine H. (Catherine Helen), 1918-1994 & Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies 1988, The world of the first Australians : Aboriginal traditional life, past and present, Repr. with additions, Aboriginal Studies Press for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra.
  • Couzens, Vicki Louise & Edmonds, Fran 2009, The reclamation of south-east Australian Aboriginal arts practices, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.
    * Smithson, Michael Anthony, 1990, A misunderstood gift: the annual issue of blankets to Aborigines in New South Wales 1826-1962, Armidale, New South Wales.
  • Smithson, Michael Anthony, 1990, A misunderstood gift: the annual issue of blankets to Aborigines in New South Wales 1826-1962, Armidale, New South Wales.

Artist Books

  • Watson, J., & Wadlington, Helen. 1991, Down on the ground / Judy Watson. Australia, Judy Watson.

    Request then collect from level 4 (ALAAB WAT).

Audio Visual SLQ Collection

  • Buluru Yealamucka- - healing spirit community stories about Yarrabah finding its way. Hunter 1952; Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health; Health Interactive Technology Network, Cairns, Queensland : HITnet | 2008

    Request then arrange viewing at level 4 desk (HDVD 305.9089 BUL).
  • Songlines into Brisbane by Alex Bond; a film by Sean Gilligan.
    Alex. Bond; Sean Gilligan; Interactive Community Planning Australia. Brisbane, Queensland. : Alex Bond | 2012

    Request then arrange viewing at level 4 desk (HDVD 994.31 BON)

Published Articles

Online Articles

Theses

  • Chase, Athol Kennedy, 1980, Which way now? : tradition, continuity and change in a North Queensland Aboriginal community, PhD Thesis, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, Queensland.
  • Oliphant, Ruth, 2012, Stitching spear-grass sinew and skin: crafting new social memories at the Koorie Heritage Trust, Masters Research thesis, School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne.

Websites

Wikipedia - Possum-skin cloaks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Possum-skin_cloak

Culture Victoria - Possum Skin Cloaks
http://www.cv.vic.gov.au/stories/aboriginal-culture/possum-skin-cloaks/

Mirommaa - Possum Skin Cloaks
http://www.miromaa.org.au/culture/possumcloaks.html

Museum Victoria - The Elders - Possum Skin Cloaks (video)
https://museumvictoria.com.au/learning-federation/video-temp/commonwealth-games/the-elders---possum-skin-cloaks/

Culture Victoria - Interview: Wergaia Elder Professor Eleanor Bourke
http://www.cv.vic.gov.au/stories/aboriginal-culture/possum-skin-cloaks/interview-wergaia-elder-professor-eleanor-bourke/

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery - A possum skin cloak by the lake
http://artgallery.lakemac.com.au/downloads/362934729B2E04CBD2542B08B50B57F975919060.pdf

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