Australian Museum Journal Sesqui-centenary to bicentenary: reflections on a museologist. In F.D. McCarthy, Commemorative Papers (Archaeology, Anthropology, Rock Art), ed. Jim Specht

Shortform:
Mulvaney, 1993, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 17: 17–24
Author(s):
Mulvaney, D. J.
Year published:
1993
Title:
Sesqui-centenary to bicentenary: reflections on a museologist. In F.D. McCarthy, Commemorative Papers (Archaeology, Anthropology, Rock Art), ed. Jim Specht
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume:
17
Start page:
17
End page:
24
DOI:
10.3853/j.0812-7387.17.1993.56
Language:
English
Date published:
27 May 1993
Cover date:
27 May 1993
ISBN:
ISBN 0-7310-0280-6
ISSN:
0812-7387
CODEN:
RAMSEZ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ANTHROPOLOGY; AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM; CULTURE: INDIGENOUS; BIOGRAPHY
Digitized:
16 June 2009
Reference number:
56
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Complete work:
Complete work (1421kb PDF)

Abstract

F.D. McCarthys long career began in the Australian Museum at a time when museum anthropology in Australia was at a low ebb. Despite the lack of staff and funds, McCarthy developed interests in the popularisation of museum collections, struggled for better museum conditions, engaged in a wide range of archaeological pursuits both within NSW and other States in Australia, as well as in south-east Asia, and undertook pioneering ethnographic research in Arnhem Land and Cape York. As the first Principal of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, he provided leadership and encouragement across a broad range of fields in Aboriginal studies. His contribution to scholarship was acknowledged in 1980 by the award of an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the Australian National University.