At the margins: archaeological evidence for Macassan activities in the South Wellesley Islands, Gulf of Carpentaria

Oertle, Annette, Leavesley, Matthew, Ulm, Sean, Mate, Geraldine and Rosendahl, Daniel (2014) At the margins: archaeological evidence for Macassan activities in the South Wellesley Islands, Gulf of Carpentaria. Australasian Historical Archaeology, 32 64-71.

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Author Oertle, Annette
Leavesley, Matthew
Ulm, Sean
Mate, Geraldine
Rosendahl, Daniel
Title At the margins: archaeological evidence for Macassan activities in the South Wellesley Islands, Gulf of Carpentaria
Journal name Australasian Historical Archaeology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1322-9214
Publication date 2014
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 32
Start page 64
End page 71
Total pages 8
Place of publication North Parramatta, NSW Australia
Publisher Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Archaeological, anthropological, historical, linguistic and genetic studies of Macassans and their activities in northern Australia have focused on the extensive industrial trepang processing site complexes of the Cobourg Peninsula and northeast Arnhem Land. Less attention has been given to sites at the geographical peripheries of Macassan industrial activities. Archaeological studies show that the eastern extremity of Macassan activities extended to the Sir Edward Pellew Group. However, ethnographic and historical accounts show that Macassan presence extended to the South Wellesley Islands, over 200 km further east, in the south east Gulf of Carpentaria. Recent archaeological fieldwork reveals new evidence for Macassan
activities at the eastern margin. This paper reports preliminary data from five Macassan sites in the South Wellesley Islands.
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