A Case of Identity: The Artefacts of the 1770 Kamay (Botany Bay) Encounter
Australian Historical Studies
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Thomas, N. (2018). A Case of Identity: The Artefacts of the 1770 Kamay (Botany Bay) Encounter. Australian Historical Studies, 49 (1), 4-27. https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461x.2017.1414862
Collections of Indigenous artefacts made during the voyages of Captain James Cook have been extensively researched, but significant issues around the provenance and identification of artefacts remain complex and unresolved. This article considers the case of a shield in the British Museum, said for fifty years to have been appropriated by Cook at the time of first contacts with Gweagal in April 1770, and other artefacts associated with the same encounters.
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)/ERC grant agreement no. 324146; FP7 Ideas: European Research Council.
European Research Council (324146)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461x.2017.1414862
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/293268
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