Records of the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land

Creator

Date

1956-64

Identifier

Expeditions (Special Collections) Q115 A56 1948

Publisher

[Melbourne]: Melbourne University Press

Abstract

The American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land, 1948
In February 1948, 12 Australians and 5 Americans, men and women, set out on a 9 month expedition across Arnhem Land in the north of Australia. Led by Australian anthropologist and photographer Charles Mountford (1890-1976), the expedition’s aim was to chronicle the indigenous peoples and their environment. An enormous amount of data was collected including artefacts, scientific specimens and photographs. The expedition was ground-breaking for the time.

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Arnhem Land Exp plate 16.jpg

Citation

___, “Records of the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed October 1, 2022, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8084.