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The historic importance of the koala in Aboriginal society in New South Wales, Australia: An exploration of the archival record
journal contributionposted on 2021-07-14, 03:29 authored by Fred Cahir, Rolf SchlaglothRolf Schlagloth, Ian D Clark
The principal aim of this study is to provide a detailed examination of nineteenth - and early twentieth-century archival records that relate to New South Wales Aboriginal peoples' associations with koalas and gain a greater understanding of the utilitarian and symbolic significance of koalas for Aboriginal communities as recorded by colonists during the early period of colonization.
Number of Pages20
PublisherThe Pennsylvania State University Press
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