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Discovering Cook's collections

Author: Michelle Hetherington; Howard Morphy
Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. : National Museum of Australia Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Celebrates the richness of Pacific Island cultures in the initial years of European contact as well as the collections' contemporary relevance to historians and the Indigenous communities who produced them. The essays in this book explore the history of the collections, their dispersal through the museums and private collections of Europe.
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Named Person: James Cook; James Cook
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Hetherington; Howard Morphy
ISBN: 9781876944575 1876944579
OCLC Number: 652771670
Description: v, 130 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Craddock Morton --
Encountering Cook's collections / Howard Morphy and Michelle Hetherington --
Looking across the beach, both ways / Greg Dening --
Cook, the discoverer: Georg Forster's monument to Captain Cook / Nigel Erskine --
Chief mourner's costume: religion and political change in the Society Islands, 1768-73 / Paul Turnbull --
'To attempt some new discoveries in that vast unknown tract': rediscovering the Forster collections from Cook's second Pacific voyage / Adrienne L. Kaeppler --
Brushed with fame: museological investments in the Cook voyage collections / Lissant Bolton --
Footrprints in the sand: Banks's Maori collection, Cook's first voyage 1768-71 / Paul Tapsell --
Cook, his missiono and indigenous Australia: a perspective on consequence / Doreen Mellor.
Responsibility: edited by Michelle Hetherington and Howard Morphy.

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Celebrates the richness of Pacific Island cultures in the initial years of European contact as well as the collections' contemporary relevance to historians and the Indigenous communities who produced them. The essays in this book explore the history of the collections, their dispersal through the museums and private collections of Europe.

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