R. H. Mathews and anthropological warfare: On writing the biography of a 'self-contained man'

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dc.contributor.author Thomas, MH
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T13:02:28Z
dc.date.issued 2004-01
dc.identifier.citation Aboriginal History, 2004, 28 (1), pp. 1 - 32
dc.identifier.issn 0314-8769
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1143
dc.description.abstract It is now almost three decades since AP Elkin published in Oceania a three-part article titled `RH Mathews: his contribution to Aboriginal studies.1 Recently I have been pursuing my own research into Mathews, gathering material for a book that Elkin, had he found the time, might well have written: a biographical study of the surveyor-turned anthropologist. To use a term that Mathews once employed for extracting information from informants, I have found it a process of `long & patient hammering.2 Although Mathews anthropological career, which lasted from the early 1890s until his death in 1918, gives him presence in a wealth of documentary records, he remains a difficult quarry for the biographer.
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dc.publisher Aboriginal History Inc.
dc.title R. H. Mathews and anthropological warfare: On writing the biography of a 'self-contained man'
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Aboriginal History
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 28
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Canberra, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 32 en_US
dc.cauo.name Humanities and Social Science en_US
dc.personcode 101283
dc.description.keywords Biography
dc.description.keywords Authors
dc.description.keywords Anthropology
dc.description.keywords Aboriginal culture
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General Collection (ID: 346) [2015-05-15T14:11:39+10:00]
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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