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Aboriginal History, Volume 38, 2014



Published by ANU Press and Aboriginal History Inc.

The Australian National University

Canberra ACT 0200, Australia


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Aboriginal History Incorporated

Aboriginal History Inc. is a part of the Australian Centre for Indigenous History, Research School of Social Sciences, The Australian National University, and gratefully acknowledges the support of the School of History and the National Centre for Indigenous Studies, The Australian National University. Aboriginal History Inc. is administered by an Editorial Board which is responsible for all unsigned material. Views and opinions expressed by the author are not necessarily shared by Board members.

Editor Shino Konishi, Book Review Editor Luise Hercus, Copy Editor Geoff Hunt.

About Aboriginal History

Aboriginal History is a refereed journal that presents articles and information in Australian ethnohistory and contact and post-contact history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Historical studies based on anthropological, archaeological, linguistic and sociological research, including comparative studies of other ethnic groups such as Pacific Islanders in Australia, are welcomed. Subjects include recorded oral traditions and biographies, narratives in local languages with translations, previously unpublished manuscript accounts, archival and bibliographic articles, and book reviews.

Contacting Aboriginal History

All correspondence should be addressed to the Editors, Aboriginal History Inc., ACIH, School of History, RSSS, Coombs Building (9) ANU, ACT, 0200, or Sales and orders for journals and monographs, and journal subscriptions: Thelma Sims, email:

WARNING: Readers are notified that this publication may contain names or images of deceased persons.

Cover design and layout by Nausica Pinar

This edition © 2015 ANU Press and Aboriginal History Inc.

ISSN 0314-8769 (print)ISSN 1837-9389 (electronic edition)

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