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Forensic Analysis of Archival Anthropology in South East Australia: R.H. Matthews, Radcliffe-Brown, Tindale, and Elkin

James Rose

Conceptualising the South East of Aboriginal Australia | Centre for Native Title Anthropology and the University of Sydney, Sydney | Published : 2014


The unpublished field journals and notebooks of Australia's early anthropologists contain a wealth of detailed information drawn from interviews with many Aboriginal Australians residing in the continent's South East during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. By cross-referencing this data with official government documents, such as birth, death, and marriage certificates, and census, judicial, and employment records, it is possible to build a richly detailed and very large network theoretic population model the19th century Aboriginal population of South East Australia. The current paper demonstrates new forensic techniques developed by the author as a means for constructing and analysin..

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