Gunumbah: archaeological and Aboriginal meanings at a Quarry site on Moreton Island, southeast Queensland

Ross, Anne C., Anderson, Bob and Campbell, Cliff (2003) Gunumbah: archaeological and Aboriginal meanings at a Quarry site on Moreton Island, southeast Queensland. Australian Archaeology, 57 75-81.

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Author Ross, Anne C.
Anderson, Bob
Campbell, Cliff
Title Gunumbah: archaeological and Aboriginal meanings at a Quarry site on Moreton Island, southeast Queensland
Journal name Australian Archaeology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0312-2417
Publication date 2003-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 57
Start page 75
End page 81
Total pages 7
Place of publication St. Lucia, Queensland
Publisher Australian Archaeological Association Inc.
Language eng
Subject 379902 Aboriginal Studies
1699 Other Studies in Human Society
Abstract Cape Moreton - Gunumbah - on Moreton Island, Queensland. is an area of high cultural value to the Ngugi traditional owners, and has considerable archaeological significance. The extensive area of stone outcrops is the largest raw material source for stone artefact manufacture in Moreton Bay, yet there is no evidence for extraction activities or stone working associated directly with the outcrops. Stone working is only visible at two nearby workshop sites. Furthermore, the area is made up of multiple outcrops of different raw material types. Each quarry is owned by a particular family, and the quarries were a major focus for trade on Moreton Island. Significant places close to the quarries imposed restrictions on access to the stone and obliged visitors to behave in accordance with Ngugi Law. Although several archaeologists have analysed the Cape Moreton stone outcrops, the full meaning of Gunumbah can only be determined by including Aboriginal knowledge of the entire place.
Keyword Aboriginal knowledge domain
Cultural values
Moreton Bay
Moreton Island, Queensland
Ngugi law
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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