Gunyah, Goondie + Wurley: The Aboriginal Architecture of Australia

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2007 - Architecture - 412 pages
Debunking the inaccurate popular notions of early Aboriginal architecture and settlement, this lavish volume explores the range and complexity of Aboriginal-designed structures, spaces, and territories, from minimalist shelters to permanent houses and villages. As a framework for ongoing debate and research on Aboriginal lifestyles and cultural heritage, the book additionally features a brief overview of post-1970 collaborative architecture between white Australian architects and Aboriginal clients, as well as an introduction to the work of the first Aboriginal graduates of university-based courses in architecture.
 

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Contents

LIST OF BOXES
6
BOX
8
BOX
18
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A NYATUNYATJARA BAND
26
BOX 6
42
BOX 7
62
BOX 9
76
BOX 10
96
BOX 20
189
WESTERN VICTORIAN TIMBERFRAMED DOMES
196
BOX 21
206
BOX 22
220
THE ENCLOSED WILTJA MIMILI VILLAGE
226
BOX 24
243
BOX 25
250
BOX 26
262

BOX 13
114
STURTS MYSTERY OF THE MINIDOMES
136
SYMBOLISM AND MEANING
137
BOX 16
152
ETHNOARCHITECTURE OF THE KIMBERLEY REGION
180
BOX 19
186
THE WILCANNIA TOWN CAMPS
274
BOX 28
280
BOX 29
288
BOX 30
294
OF ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA
301
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About the author (2007)

Paul Memmott is the director of the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre in the School of Geography, Planning, and Architecture at the University of Queensland. He is the former area editor for Australia in The Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World.

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