In the final decades of the nineteenth century, as George Woodroffe Goyder, South Australia's renowned SurveyorGeneral, surveyed the land around the newly established Port of Darwin, he came across a mound of shell. His discovery came before the first formal archaeological and anthropological studies in north Australia (Fredericksen et al. 2005:1), at a time when scholars were just beginning to recognise these ancient remains as resulting from the activities of Aboriginal people.
|Journal||Northern Territory Historical Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|