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Australia's first naturalists : Indigenous peoples’ contribution to early zoology, Penny Olsen and Lynette Russell

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Australia's first naturalists : Indigenous peoples’ contribution to early zoology
Title
Australia's first naturalists
Title remainder
Indigenous peoples’ contribution to early zoology
Statement of responsibility
Penny Olsen and Lynette Russell
Title variation
Australias first naturalists
Title variation remainder
the importance of indigenous people to early zoological collectors
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Language
eng
Summary
Would Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson have ever crossed the Blue Mountains without the help of the local Aboriginal people? The invaluable role of local guides in this event is rarely recognised. As silent partners, Aboriginal Australians gave Europeans their first views of iconic animals, such as the Koala and Superb Lyrebird, and helped to unravel the mystery of the egg-laying mammals: the Echidna and Platypus. Well into the twentieth century, Indigenous people were routinely engaged by collectors, illustrators and others with an interest in Australia's animals. Yet this participation, if admitted at all, was generally ­­barely acknowledged. However, when documented, it was clearly significant. Penny Olsen and Lynette Russell have gathered together Aboriginal peoples' contributions to demonstrate the crucial role they played in early Australian zoology. The writings of the early European naturalists clearly describe the valuable knowledge of the Indigenous people of the habits of Australia's bizarre (to a European) fauna. Australia's First Naturalists is invaluable for those wanting to learn more about our original inhabitants' contribution to the collection, recognition and classification of Australia's unique fauna. It heightens our appreciation of the previously unrecognised complex knowledge of Indigenous societies
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10775676
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1949-
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Olsen, Penny
Dewey number
305.899
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Russell, Lynette
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True
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Traditional ecological knowledge
  • Zoology
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the importance of indigenous people to early zoological collectors
Label
Australia's first naturalists : Indigenous peoples’ contribution to early zoology, Penny Olsen and Lynette Russell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780642279378
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(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Australia's first naturalists : Indigenous peoples’ contribution to early zoology, Penny Olsen and Lynette Russell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780642279378
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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