Australian Museum Journal Catalogue of the Roth Collection of Aboriginal artefacts from north Queensland. Volume 1. Items collected from Archer River, Atherton, Bathurst Head, Bloomfield River and Butcher’s Hill, 1897–1901

Shortform:
Khan, 1993, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. 10: 1–205
Author(s):
Khan, Kate
Year published:
1993
Title:
Catalogue of the Roth Collection of Aboriginal artefacts from north Queensland. Volume 1. Items collected from Archer River, Atherton, Bathurst Head, Bloomfield River and Butcher’s Hill, 1897–1901
Serial title:
Technical Reports of the Australian Museum
Volume:
10
Start page:
1
End page:
205
DOI:
10.3853/j.1031-8062.10.1993.69
Language:
English
Date published:
12 November 1993
Cover date:
12 November 1993
ISBN:
ISBN 0-7310-1178-3 (set), ISBN 0-7310-1179-1 (v1)
ISSN:
1031-8062
CODEN:
TRAMEU
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ABORIGINES: AUSTRALIAN; CULTURE: INDIGENOUS; ETHNOGRAPHY; AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM
Digitized:
17 April 2007
Available online:
04 March 2009
Reference number:
69
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (119kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (19849kb PDF)

Abstract

[Preface] This is the first in a series of catalogues being prepared on the Roth collection of Aboriginal artefacts held at the Australian Museum. These catalogues will let Aboriginal people know about this north Queensland material which was gathered together nearly 100 years ago. It will make it easier for everyone to use this valuable collection and will save the delicate objects, registers and original documents being handled too much by people wishing to study the artefacts.

The original 18 Roth Bulletins are full of information. Unfortunately, like much 19th century and early 20th century writings, they are written in a manner that is difficult to understand. The lack of an index makes it hard to find information. Production of these new regional catalogues by the Australian Museum will make the older works easier to use.

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