By Melinda Hinkson, Jeremy Beckett
The paintings of popular Australian anthropologist WEH Stanner is given historic and analytical context during this number of contributions from a few of Australia’s top lecturers within the box of Aboriginal experiences. knowledgeable via pioneers of anthropology, together with Bronislaw Malinowski, Stanner undertook paintings in Australia, Africa, and the Pacific, and helped to notify public understandings of Aboriginal ideals and faith, in addition to federal coverage in the direction of them. Demonstrating the continued relevance of his paintings in gentle of present debates on Aboriginal affairs, this exam is a reminder of the numerous influence Stanner had not just on social technological know-how yet at the complete international.
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9, pp. 26– 50. Lukes, S 1975, Emile Durkheim, His life and work: a historical and critical study. Penguin Books, Middlesex. ) 2003, Whitewash: on Keith Windschuttle’s fabrication of Aboriginal history, Black Inc. Books, Melbourne. Merlan, F 1989, ‘“On Aboriginal Religion”: an appreciation’, in WEH Stanner, On Aboriginal religion (facsimile edition), Oceania Monograph no. 36, Oceania Publications, Sydney, pp. i–xviii. Morphy, H 1988 ‘The resurrection of the Hydra: twenty-five years of research on Aboriginal religion’, in RM Berndt & R Tonkinson (eds), Social anthropology and 20 On the life and legacy of WEH Stanner Aboriginal studies: a contemporary overview, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, pp.
A chance to be of some use to my country’: Stanner during World War II geoffrey gray When war was declared in September 1939 Stanner hurried back to Australia from Kenya. He was thirty-four years of age, had recently completed his PhD at the London School of Economics, and was eager to find a place for himself in Australia. There were no positions for anthropologists in Australian universities. On his return in October 1939 he spent the first few months writing up his African research and undertook lecture tours for the University of Sydney Extension Board.
Stanner during World War II Soon after the Field Officers conference in Port Moresby, Stanner and Kerr left to advise Blamey and the prime minister at the Imperial Prime Ministers’ conference in London. Kerr was sent with Stanner to keep watch over him as Conlon did not trust Stanner to represent the views of DORCA fairly or to promote Australian interests (NAA MP729/8, 49/439/73). Kerr and Stanner also attended a meeting on Borneo and Hong Kong, which formed the basis of planning for the installation of military, and eventually civilian, governments in those locations.