Brief descriptionFormer staff member Ian Crawford was the Western Australian Museum's first Curator of Anthropology & Archaeology, appointed in 1961. Between 1961 and 1993 he made 30 fieldtrips to the Kimberley, working with Aboriginal communities focusing on research into art and mythology, contact with Indonesian and Malay fishermen, maintenance of knowledge of traditional resource use, and mission history. His photographic collection includes around 30,000 images. This extensive image collection reflects Crawford's work with Kimberley community members, particularly Kalumburu.
Data time period: 1960 to 1995
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text: Western Australia
20th century | Aboriginal art | Aboriginal culture | Aboriginal dance | Aboriginal music | Aboriginal peoples | Aboriginal peoples (Australians) | Anthropology | Dance | Ian Crawford | Indigenous Australian peoples | Indigenous foods | Indigenous medicine | Missions | Photographs | Photography | anthropologists | archaeology | bush medicine | bush tucker | fishtraps | food | maritime | middens | music | rock art | traditional life |
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