The Lost Legions: Culture Contact in Colonial Australia

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Rowman Altamira, 2008 - History - 267 pages
The Lost Legions explores the cultural interactions between Indigenous peoples and European settlers. Paterson draws especially on archaeological evidence from central Australia, where European pastoralists found themselves in the heart of the territory of the Aborigine Arabana people. Paterson also considers other sources of information-such as oral histories, onomastics, and evidence of culture contact in the Americas and South Africa-to develop a broad understanding of what happens when such different civilizations encounter one another.
 

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Contents

Central Australia from a Cessna
1
The Lost Legions Historical Pastoral Industries Culture Contact and Colonialism
3
The Ends of the Earth Were Our Portion
17
Pangki WarrunaStrangways Springs Sheep Station Central Australia
59
A Documentary History of Strangways Springs Station
129
The Texture of Agency
163
Further Down the Wallaby Track
185
Listing the Legions
217
Central Australia from a Cessna
227
Glossary
229
References
233
Index
259
About the Author
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Alistair G. Paterson is an archaeology lecturer at Western Australia University and past president of the Australian Archaeological Association.

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