Australian Museum Journal Aboriginal workshops on the coast of New South Wales, and their contents

Shortform:
Etheridge and Whitelegge, 1907, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(4): 233–250
Author(s):
Etheridge, R.; Whitelegge, T.
Year published:
1907
Title:
Aboriginal workshops on the coast of New South Wales, and their contents
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
6
Issue:
4
Start page:
233
End page:
250
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.6.1907.1005
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xlii–xlv
Date published:
23 January 1907
Cover date:
23 January 1907
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ABORIGINES: AUSTRALIAN; ANTHROPOLOGY; CULTURE: INDIGENOUS
Digitized:
06 August 2009
Reference number:
1005
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (87kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2739kb PDF)

Abstract

A preliminary account of this subject appeared in the Curator's Report for 1900.The report reads as follows "A very remarkable discovery was made by Mr. T. Whitelegge in the early part of the year, along the local sea-board. A series of heavy gales displaced the sand hummocks at Bondi and Maroubra Bays, Dee Why Lagoon, etc., exposing what appeared to be an old land ,surface. On the latter Mr. Whitelegge found revealed, what we had never before imagined to exist, a series of aboriginal 'workshops' where for generations the blacks of the Port Jackson District must have manufactured chips, splinters and points for insertion along thc distal margins of their spears and for other purposes."