Macassan History and Heritage: Journeys, Encounters and Influences

Sally May, Marshall Clark

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    This volume addresses the history and heritage of the Macassan fishers who made the long and sometimes dangerous maritime journey from the port town of Makassar in southern Sulawesi to the coastline of Arnhem Land and the Kimberley, northern Australia, from before European settlement in Australia until the early twentieth century. The essays of this collection present an interdisciplinary perspective on the maritime journeys of the Macassans, as well as their encounters with Aboriginal communities in the north and the ongoing impact this exchange has had on Aboriginal languages, societies and cultures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationANU, Canberra, Australia
    PublisherANU ePress
    Number of pages238
    ISBN (Print)9781922144973
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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