Archives in Bark: Carved and inscribed Kimberley Boab trees

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    Description

    This project seeks to record and contextualise Indigenous and non-Indigenous carvings and inscriptions on ancient Australian boab trees (Adansonia gregorii) growing in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It will document a hitherto poorly recorded form of traditional Indigenous cultural and artistic practice, as well as information about the lives of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people living on missions and pastoral properties prior to and immediately following European Contact. The significance of the project lies in its ability to record information about the lives of people not captured in other types of historical documents. The project should provide ecological information about the condition of these Kimberley heritage trees.
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date14/05/2112/05/24

    Funding

    • Australian National University (ANU): AUD47,232.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD283,679.00
    • Australian National University (ANU): AUD47,232.00

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