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Ethnography & the Production of Anthropological Knowledge: Essays in honour of Nicolas Peterson

Appendix 2

Nicolas Peterson: Collated publications, reports and films

Books (authored, edited, co-edited, compiled)

1976. Peterson, N. (ed.). Tribes and Boundaries in Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

1981. Peterson, N. (ed.). Aboriginal Land Rights: A Handbook. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

1983. Peterson, N. (compiled and introduced). Donald Thomson in Arnhem Land. Melbourne: Currey O’Neil.

1983. Peterson, N. and M. Langton (eds), Aborigines, Land and Land Rights. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

1986. Peterson, N. (in collaboration with J. Long). Aboriginal Territorial Organization: A Band Perspective. Oceania Monograph No. 30, Sydney.

1991. Peterson, N. and T. Matsuyama (eds), Cash, Commoditisation and Changing Foragers. Senri Ethnological Studies No. 30, Osaka.

1998. Peterson, N. and B. Rigsby (eds), Customary Marine Tenure in Australia. Oceania Monograph No. 48, Sydney.

1998. Peterson, N. and W. Sanders (eds), Citizenship and Indigenous Australians: Changing Conceptions and Possibilities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2003. Peterson, N. (compiled and introduced). Donald Thomson in Arnhem Land. Melbourne: The Miegunyah Press. [Second edition completely revised as a visual ethnography. Paperback 2005. Reprinted in 2006 and 2010.]

2003. Pinney, C. and N. Peterson (eds), Photography’s Other Histories. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

2005. Rigsby, B. and N. Peterson (eds), Donald Thomson: The Man and Scholar. Canberra: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

2008. Peterson, N., L. Allen and L. Hamby (eds), The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections. Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press.

Major land claim/native title reports

1978. Peterson, N., P. McConvell, S. Wild and R. Hagen. A Claim to Areas of Traditional Land by the Warlpiri and Kartangarurru—Kurintji. Alice Springs: Central Land Council. Pp. 1–115, appendices and map.

1981. Peterson, N. and M. Tonkinson. Cobourg Peninsula and Adjacent Islands Land Claim. Darwin: Northern Land Council. Pp. 1–67.

1981. Peterson, N. and E. Young. Land Claim to Mount Allan Pastoral Lease. Alice Springs: Central Land Council. Pp. 1–30.

1989. Peterson, N., F. Dussart, F. Bornman and J. Bornman. Western Desert Land Claim. Alice Springs: Central Land Council. Pp. 1–118, appendices and map.

1990. Stead, J., N. Peterson and A. Ginn. A Claim to Tanami Downs PL. Alice Springs: Central Land Council. Pp. 1–96, appendices and map.

1996. Peterson, N. The Mills Family’s Ties to Naghir Island. Canberra: School of Archaeology and Anthropology, The Australian National University.

1996. Peterson, N. Traditional Ownership of the Western Desert (North) Repeat Claim Area. Alice Springs: Central Land Council. Pp. 1–34, map, genealogies.

1997. Peterson, N. and J. Devitt. A Report in Support of an Application for Recognition of Native Title in the Sea by the Mangalarra, Mandilarri-Ildugij, Murran, Gadura, Mayarram, Minaga and Ngaynjaharr of the Croker Island Region. Darwin: Northern Land Council. Pp. 1–72 with maps, site register and genealogies.

1998. Peterson, N. and F. Carr. Ngun(n)awal Genealogical and Social Mapping Research Report. In three volumes. Pp. 1–57, plus appendices.

1999. Peterson, N. Connection Report Prepared in Relation to Native Title Application QC96/77: Naghir. Thursday Island: Native Title Office of the Torres Strait Regional Authority. Pp. 1–30, plus genealogies.

2001. Egloff, B., N. Peterson and S. Wesson. Biamanga National Park and Gulaga National Park: Aboriginal Owners Research Report. Sydney: Office of the Registrar of Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW). Pp. 1–101, appendices and maps.

Papers (journal articles/chapters/notes)

1963. Peterson, J. N. and N. Sebag-Montefiore. A note on the use of the Polaroid land camera in the field. Man 63: 58.

1963. Weiner, J., N. Sebag-Montefiore and N. Peterson. A note on the skin colour of Aguarana Indians of Peru. Human Biology 35 (4): 470–3.

1965. Peterson, N. and D. Billings. A note on two archaeological sites in New Ireland. Mankind 6 (6): 254–7.

1966. Peterson, N. The Church Council of South Mala: a legitimized form of Masinga rule. Oceania 36 (3): 214–30.

1967. Billings, D. and N. Peterson. Malanggan and Memai in New Ireland. Oceania 38 (1): 24–32.

1968. Peterson, N. The pestle and mortar: an ethnographic analogy for archaeology in Arnhem Land. Mankind 6 (11): 567–70.

1969. Peterson, N. Secular and ritual links: two basic and opposed principles of Australian social organisation as illustrated by Walbiri ethnography. Mankind (7): 27–35.

1969. White, C. and N. Peterson. Ethnographic interpretations of the prehistory of western Arnhem Land. South-Western Journal of Anthropology 25 (1): 45–67. [Reprinted by Bobbs-Merrill Reprints 1973.]

1970. Peterson, N. Aboriginal Involvement with the European Economy in Central Australia: A Report on the Pitjantjara and Ngadadjara Aborigines of the Central Australian Reserves, with Appendices. Canberra: Department of Aboriginal Affairs.

1970. Peterson, N. Buluwandi: a central Australian ceremony for the resolution of conflict. In R. M. Berndt (ed.) Australian Aboriginal Anthropology: Modern Studies in the Social Anthropology of the Australian Aborigines, pp. 200–5. Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press for Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

1970. Peterson, N. The importance of women in determining the composition of residential groups in Aboriginal Australia. Women’s Role. In F. Gale (ed.) Aboriginal Society, pp. 9–16. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

1971. Peterson, N. A traditional life: a conservative history. In B. Leach (ed.) The Aborigine Today, pp. 49–63. London: Paul Hamlyn.

1971. Peterson, N. Open sites and the ethnographic approach to the archaeology of hunter-gatherers. Aboriginal man and environment. In D. J. Mulvaney and J. Golson (eds), Australia, pp. 239–48.Canberra: The Australian National University Press.

1972. Peterson, N. Descriptions of tribes and ethnic blocs: appendix 4. In A. E. Woodward, Aboriginal Land Rights Commission First Report July 1973, pp. 76–84. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service.

1972. Peterson, N. Totemism yesterday: sentiment and local organisation among the Australian Aborigines. Man [n.s.] 7: 12–32.

1973. Peterson, N. Camp-site location amongst Australian hunter-gatherers: archaeological and ethnographic evidence for a key determinant. Archaeology & Physical Anthropology in Oceania 8 (3): 173–93.

1975. Peterson, N. Change and the Aboriginal. Educational Pamphlet Senior Series, Introduction, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Canberra. [This is a reprint of a paper originally published in 1971, with a few modifications, for distribution to secondary schools.]

1975. Peterson, N. Hunter-gatherer territoriality: the perspective from Australia. American Anthropologist 77: 53–6.

1975. The concept of ‘marr’ in Arnhem Land. By Donald Thomson. Mankind 10: 1–10. [N. Peterson prepared this manuscript for publication.]

1976. Peterson, N. A reply to Thomas P. Myers. American Anthropologist 78: 355–6.

1976. Peterson, N. Ethnoarchaeology in the Australian iron age: an Arnhem Land perspective on Aboriginal conservatism. In G. De G. Sieveking (ed.) Problems in Social and Economic Archaeology, pp. 265–75. London: Duckworth.

1976. Peterson, N. Introduction. In N. Peterson (ed.) Tribes and Boundaries in Australia, pp. 1–11. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

1976. Peterson, N. Mortuary customs of northeast Arnhem Land: an account compiled from Donald Thomson’s fieldnotes. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria 37: 97–108.

1976. Peterson, N. The natural and cultural areas of Aboriginal Australia: a preliminary analysis of population groupings with adaptive significance. In N. Peterson (ed.) Tribes and Boundaries in Australia, pp. 50–71. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

1977. Peterson, N. Aboriginal involvement with the Australian economy in the Central Reserve during the winter of 1970. In R. M. Berndt (ed.) Aborigines and Change: Australia in the ’70s, pp. 136–46. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

1977. Peterson, N., I. Keen and B. Sansom. Succession to land: primary and secondary rights to Aboriginal estates. In Official Hansard Report of the Joint Select Committee on Aboriginal Land Rights in the Northern Territory, pp. 1002–14, [19 April]. Canberra: Government Printer.

1978. Peterson, N. Land rights in the Northern Territory of Australia. Survival International Review 3 (3): 6–9.

1978. Peterson, N. The traditional pattern of subsistence to 1975. In B. S. Hetzel and H. J. Frith (eds), The Nutrition of Aborigines in Relation to the Ecosystem of Central Australia, pp. 25–35. Melbourne: CSIRO.

1979. Peterson, N. Aboriginal uses of Australian Solanaceae. In J. G. Hawkes, R. N. Lester and A. D. Skelding (eds), The Biology and Taxonomy of the Solanaceae, pp. 171–90. Linnean Society Symposium Series No. 7, Academic Press, London.

1979. Peterson, N. Land rights: an introductory bibliography. In D. Barwick, M. Mace and T. Stannage (eds), Handbook for Aboriginal and Islander History, pp. 100–3. Canberra: Aboriginal History, The Australian National University.

1979. Peterson, N. Territorial adaptations among desert hunter-gatherers. In P. Burnham and R. Ellen (eds), Social and Ecological Systems, pp. 111–29. London: Academic Press.

1981. Peterson, N. Art of the desert. In Aboriginal Australia, pp. 42–51. Sydney: Australian Gallery Directors Council.

1981. Peterson, N. Introduction. In N. Peterson (ed.) Aboriginal Land Rights: A Handbook, pp. 1–11. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

1981. Peterson, N. New South Wales. In N. Peterson (ed.) Aboriginal Land Rights: A Handbook, pp. 16–27. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

1981. Peterson, N. Selected and annotated bibliography. In N. Peterson (ed.) Aboriginal Land Rights: A Handbook, pp. 267–97. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

1981. Peterson, N. South Australia. In N. Peterson (ed.) Aboriginal Land Rights: A Handbook, pp. 115–27. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

1982. Peterson, N. Aboriginal land rights in the Northern Territory of Australia. In E. Leacock and R. Lee (eds), Politics and History in Band Societies, pp. 441–62. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1982. Peterson, N. Service delivery and dependency, the economic watershed of the Eighties. In P. Loveday (ed.) Service Delivery to Remote Communities, pp. 56–61. Darwin: North Australia Research Unit.

1983. Peterson, N. Aboriginal Arts and Crafts Pty Ltd: a brief history. In P. Loveday and P. Cooke (eds), Aboriginal Arts and Crafts and the Market, pp. 60–5. Darwin: North Australian Research Unit.

1983. Peterson, N. Donald Thomson, a biographical sketch. In N. Peterson (comp.) Donald Thomson in Arnhem Land, pp. 1–18. Melbourne: Currey O’Neil.

1983. Peterson, N. Foreword. In J. Altman Aborigines and Mining Royalties in the Northern Territory, pp. vi–viii. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

1983. Peterson, N. Rights, residence and process in Australian territorial organisation. In N. Peterson and M. Langton (eds), Aborigines, Land and Land Rights, pp. 134–45. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

1984. Altman, J. and N. Peterson. The Case for Aboriginal Access to Mining Royalties under Land Rights Legislation, pp. 1–37. Discussion Paper No. 89, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Canberra.

1985. Altman, J. and N. Peterson. A case for retaining Aboriginal mining veto and royalty rights in the Northern Territory. Australian Aboriginal Studies 1984 (2): 44–53.

1985. Peterson, N. Capitalism, culture and land rights: Aborigines and the state in the Northern Territory. Social Analysis 18: 85–101.

1985. Peterson, N. The popular image. In I. Donaldson and T. Donaldson (eds), Seeing the First Australians, pp. 164–80. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

1985. Peterson, N. and R. Lampert. A central Australian ochre mine. Records of the Australian Museum 37 (1): 1–9.

1987. Peterson, N. Aboriginal studies and anthropology. In D. Borchardt (ed.) Australians: A Guide to Sources, pp. 115–16. Sydney: Fairfax, Syme and Weldon.

1987. Peterson, N. Notes historiques sur l’anthropologie en Australie. Anthropologie et Societes 11 (3): 57–77.

1988. Altman, J. and N. Peterson. Rights to game and rights to cash among contemporary Australian hunter-gatherers. In T. Ingold, D. Riches and J. Woodburn (eds), Hunters and Gatherers: Property, Power and Ideology, pp. 75–94. Oxford: Berg.

1988. Peterson, N. Comment on A. Testart’s social anthropology of hunter-gatherers. Current Anthropology 29 (1): 20–1.

1989. Peterson, N. A colonial image: penetrating the reality of the message. Australian Aboriginal Studies 2: 59–62.

1990. Peterson, N. A reply to William McGregor. Australian Aboriginal Studies 1: 77–8.

1990. Peterson, N. ‘Studying man and man’s nature’: the history of the institutionalisation of Aboriginal anthropology. Australian Aboriginal Studies 2: 3–19.

1990. Peterson, N. Thomson, Donald Finlay Ferguson. In Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography. Volume 1 to 1945, pp. 294–6. Darwin: Northern Territory University Press.

1991. Peterson, N. Cash, commoditisation and authenticity: when do Aboriginal people stop being hunter-gatherers? In N. Peterson and T. Matsuyama (eds), Cash, Commoditisation and Changing Foragers, pp. 67–90. Senri Ethnological Studies, Osaka.

1991. Peterson, N. Introduction. In N. Peterson and T. Matsuyama (eds), Cash, Commoditisation and Changing Foragers, pp. 1–16. Senri Ethnological Studies, Osaka.

1991. Peterson, N. The constructions of Aboriginal femininity in early twentieth century photography. In S. Koyama (ed.) Aboriginal Australians: Contemporary Perspectives on their Society and Culture, [in Japanese], pp. 59–90. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.

1992. Peterson, N. Warlpiri. In T. Hays (ed.) Encyclopedia of World Cultures. Volume 2. Oceania, pp. 373–6. Boston: G. K. Hall.

1993. Peterson, N. Comment on Hawkes, ‘Why hunter-gatherers work’. Current Anthropology 34 (4): 355–6.

1993. Peterson, N. Demand sharing: reciprocity and the pressure for generosity among foragers. American Anthropologist 95 (4): 860–74.

1993. Peterson, N. and T. Matsuyama. Aboriginal land rights legislation in the Northern Territory of Australia: some implications for anthropology, [in Japanese]. Japanese Scientific Monthly 46 (8): 39–45.

1994. Peterson, N. How to recognise the claimant: individuals, representatives and groups. In J. Fingleton, M. Edmunds and P. McRandle (eds), Proof and Management of Native Title, pp. 1–5. Canberra: Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

1994. Peterson, N. Traditional marine tenure and government policy: an Australian perspective. In R. South, D. Goulet, S. Tuqiri and M. Church (eds), Traditional Marine Tenure and Sustainable Management of Marine Resources in Asia and the Pacific, pp. 183–94. Suva: University of the South Pacific.

1995. Peterson, N. Foreword. In P. Sutton Country: Aboriginal; Boundaries and Land Ownership in Australia, pp. vii–viii. Canberra: Aboriginal History.

1995. Peterson, N. ‘Peoples’, ‘islands’ and succession. In J. Fingleton and J. Finlayson (eds), Anthropology in the Native Title Era: Proceedings of a Workshop, pp. 11–17. Canberra: Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

1995. Peterson, N. Report on the Objections to the Interim Listing of the Arafura Wetlands and Surrounds on the Register of the National Estate, pp. 1–26, plus appendices. Canberra: Australian Heritage Commission.

1996. Peterson, N. Culture. In J. Altman and J. Taylor (eds), The 1994 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey: Findings and Future Prospects, pp. 149–55. CAEPR Research Monograph No. 11, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, The Australian National University, Canberra.

1996. Peterson, N. Organising the anthropological research for a native title claim. In P. Burke (ed.) The Skills of Native Title Practice, pp. 8–15. Canberra: Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

1998. Peterson, N. Submission to the Reeves Review of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976, pp. 1–11.

1998. Peterson, N. Welfare colonialism and citizenship: politics, economics and agency. In N. Peterson and W. Sanders (eds), Citizenship and Indigenous Australians, pp. 101–17. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1998. Peterson, N. and B. Rigsby. Introduction. In N. Peterson and B. Rigsby (eds), Customary Marine Tenure in Australia, pp. 1–21. Oceania Monograph No. 48, Sydney.

1998. Peterson, N. and W. Sanders. Introduction. In N. Peterson and W. Sanders (eds), Citizenship and Indigenous Australians, pp. 1–32. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1998. Peterson, N. and J. Taylor. Demographic transition in a hunter-gatherer population: the Tiwi case, 1929–1996. Australian Aboriginal Studies 1: 11–27.

1999. Peterson, N. Australia. In R. B. Lee and R. Daly (eds), The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Hunter Gatherers, pp. 317–23. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1999. Peterson, N. Hunter-gatherers in first world nation states: bringing anthropology home. Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology 23 (4): 847–61.

1999. Peterson, N. Reeves in the context of the history of land rights legislation: anthropological aspects. In J. Altman, F. Morphy and T. Rowse (eds), Land Rights at Risk? Evaluations of the Reeves Report, pp. 25–31. CAEPR Research Monograph No. 14, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, The Australian National University, Canberra.

2000. Peterson, N. An expanding Aboriginal domain: mobility and the initiation journey. Oceania 70 (3): 205–18.

2000. Peterson, N. The popular image. Blackflash: Canadian Journal of Photo-Based and Electronic Art Production 18 (1): 24–35.

2001. Peterson, N. Legislating for land rights in Australia. Practicing Anthropology 23 (1): 21–3.

2002. Peterson, N. and J. Taylor. Aboriginal intermarriage and economic status in western New South Wales. People and Place 10 (4): 11–16.

2003. Peterson, N. The changing photographic contract: Aborigines and image ethics. In C. Pinney and N. Peterson (eds), Photography’s Other Histories, pp. 119–45. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

2003. Peterson, N. and J. Taylor. The modernising of the Indigenous domestic moral economy: kinship, accumulation and household composition. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 4 (1–2): 105–22.

2004. Peterson, N. Myth of the ‘walkabout’: movement in the Aboriginal domain. In J. Taylor and M. Bell (eds), Population Mobility and Indigenous Peoples in Australasia and North America, pp. 223–38. London: Routledge.

2005. Peterson, N. Donald Thomson’s place in Australian anthropology. In B. Rigsby and N. Peterson (eds), Donald Thomson: The Man and Scholar, pp. 29–44. Canberra: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

2005. Peterson, N. On the visibility of Indigenous Australian systems of marine tenure. In N. Kishigami and J. Savelle (eds), Indigenous Use and Management of Marine Resources, pp. 427–44. Senri Ethnological Studies 67, Osaka.

2005. Peterson, N. The uses of Spencer’s photographic imagery. In P. Batty, L. Allen and J. Morton (eds), The Photographs of Baldwin Spencer, pp. 154–7. Melbourne: The Miegunyah Press.

2005. Peterson, N. What can the pre-colonial and frontier economies tell us about engagement with the real economy? Indigenous life projects and the conditions for development. In D. Austin-Broos and G. Macdonald (eds), Culture, Economy and Governance in Aboriginal Australia, pp. 7–18. Sydney: Sydney University Press.

2005. Peterson, N. and B. Arthur. Modes of research. In B. Arthur and F. Morphy (eds), Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Culture and Society through Space and Time, pp. 248–57. Sydney: Macquarie Library.

2005. Peterson, N., P. McConvell, H. McDonald, F. Morphy and B. Arthur. Social and cultural life. In B. Arthur and F. Morphy (eds), Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Culture and Society through Space and Time, pp. 88–107. Sydney: Macquarie Library.

2005. Rigsby, B. and N. Peterson. Introduction. In B. Rigsby and N. Peterson (eds), Donald Thomson: The Man and Scholar, pp. 1–16. Canberra: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

2006. Peterson, N. Culture. In B. Hunter (ed.), Assessing the Evidence on Indigenous Socio-Economic Outcomes: A Focus on the 2002 NATSIS, pp. 269–77. CAEPR Research Monograph No. 26, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU E Press, Canberra.

2006. Peterson, N. Early 20th century photography of Australian Aboriginal families: illustration or evidence? Visual Anthropology Review 21 (1–2): 11–26.

2006. Peterson, N. ‘I can’t follow you on this horde-clan business at all’: Donald Thomson, Radcliffe-Brown and a final note on the horde. Oceania 76: 16–26.

2006. Peterson, N. Repositioning anthropology: 1972–1980. In R. Layton, S. Shennan and P. Stone (eds), A Future for Archaeology: The Past in the Present, pp. 31–40. London: UCL Press.

2006. Peterson, N. Visual knowledge: Spencer and Gillen’s use of photography in The Native Tribes of Central Australia. Australian Aboriginal Studies 1: 12–22.

2008. Peterson, N. Just humming: the consequences of the decline of learning contexts among the Warlpiri. In J. Kommers and E. Venbrux (eds), Cultural Styles of Knowledge Transmission: Essays in Honour of Ad Borsboom, pp. 114–18. Amsterdam: Askant.

2008. Peterson, N. ‘Too sociological’? Revisiting ‘Aboriginal territorial organization’. In M. Hinkson and J. Beckett (eds), An Appreciation of Difference: W. E. H. Stanner and Aboriginal Australia, pp. 185–97. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.

2008. Peterson, N., L. Allen and L. Hamby. Introduction. In N. Peterson, L. Allen and L. Hamby (eds), The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections, pp. 1–26. Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press.

2009. Peterson, N. The cultural context of art from the desert. In C. Chubb and N. Sever (eds), Indigenous Art at the Australian National University, pp. 127–53. Melbourne: Macmillan.

2010. Peterson, N. Common law, statutory law, and the political economy of the recognition of Indigenous Australian rights in land. In L. Knafla and H. Westra (eds), Aboriginal Title and Indigenous Peoples, pp. 171–84. Vancouver: UBC Press.

2010. Peterson, N. Other people’s lives: secular assimilation, culture and ungovernability. In J. Altman and M. Hinkson (eds), Culture Crisis. Anthropology and Politics in Aboriginal Australia, pp. 248–58. Sydney: UNSW Press.

Ethnographic film

While research officer for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Nicolas Peterson developed a strong interest in ethnographic film. Working with Roger Sandall, then Director of the institute’s Film Unit, he made a corpus of eight research films on Aboriginal men’s ceremonies. Peterson’s role was that of advisory anthropologist, documenting the films, suggesting projects, making field arrangements and assisting with photography on occasion. All films are 16 mm, in colour, with synchronous sound. Films 1–9 and 12 were directed and photographed by R. Sandall. Peterson prepared extensive documentation for each of the ritual films.

1966. Djungguan of Yirrkala. 55 minutes. A combined circumcision ceremony and commemorative rite.

1966. Making Ruguri. 3 minutes. (Silent black and white, 16 mm). Contextualising the making of the Emu Ritual at Ruguri film.

1967. Emu Ritual at Ruguri. 33 minutes. Desert patri-lodge rites.

1967. Mulga Seed Ceremony. 25 minutes. [Assisted by J. P. M. Long.] A Pitjantjatjara cult-lodge rite.

1967. Nomads in Clover: Contemporary Murngin Hunters. 20 minutes. (Silent black and white, 16 mm). [This film was made by Nic, recording the life of the people with whom he lived during his PhD thesis research.]

1967. Walbiri Ritual at Ngama. 23 minutes. Desert patri-lodge rites.

1968. Gunabibi: An Aboriginal FertilityCult. 30 minutes. The most widespread secret male cult in Arnhem Land.

1968. Madyin at Croker Island. 50 minutes. The most important of the clan rituals in Arnhem Land held to commemorate the dead and to transfer religious property.

1969. Business. A Pitjantjatjara ceremony of which no release print was made.

1969. Camels and the Pitjantjara. 50 minutes. Showing the catching, breaking in and use made of camels by the Pitjantjara in 1966 just prior to their replacement with cars with the advent of the cash economy.

1969. Walbiri Ritual at Gunadjari. 28 minutes. Desert patri-lodge rites.

1972. Derby Tjampitjimpa talks to Nick Peterson. 20 minutes. A conversation with a Warlpiri man, filmed by R. Sandall.

1976. Making a Bark Canoe. 20 minutes. The making of a bark canoe to hunt magpie geese and to gather their eggs in the swamps of Buckingham Bay, Arnhem Land.

1977. A Walbiri Fire Ceremony: Ngatjakula. 21 minutes. A dispute-settlement ceremony.


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