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.
 

Contents

LIST OF BOXES
6
BOX
18
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A NYATUNYATJARA BAND
26
BOX 6
42
BOX 7
62
BOX 9
76
BOX 10
96
SOCIOSPATIAL STRUCTURES 208 SPINIFEX HOUSES OF THE OF AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL WESTERN DESERT SETTLEMENTS
110
THE STONE ARCHITECTURE 284 TOWARDS A CONTEMPORARY OF ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA ABORIGINAL ARCHITECTURE
182
BOX 19
186
WESTERN VICTORIAN TIMBERFRAMED DOMES
196
BOX 22
220
BOX 24
243
BOX 26
262
BOX 28
280
BOX 30
294

BOX 13
114
BOX 14
128
MUD DOME ARCHITECTS OF 232 SYMBOLISM AND MEANING IN THE LAKE EYRE BASIN ABORIGINAL ARCHITECTURE
130
11
136
BOX 16
152
NORTHERN MONSOONAL 258 FRINGE DWELLERS AND ARCHITECTURE TOWN CAMPS
156
VAULTED ETHNOARCHITECTURAL FORMS OF CAPE YORK AND ARNHEM LAND
172
Our knowledge base of Aboriginal architecture
313
Glossary
320
Endnotes
333
Acknowledgements
364
Bibliography
366
Index
397
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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.