By Melinda Hinkson, Jeremy Beckett
The paintings of popular Australian anthropologist WEH Stanner is given historic and analytical context during this choice of contributions from a few of Australia’s major lecturers within the box of Aboriginal stories. expert through pioneers of anthropology, together with Bronislaw Malinowski, Stanner undertook paintings in Australia, Africa, and the Pacific, and helped to notify public understandings of Aboriginal ideals and faith, in addition to federal coverage in the direction of them. Demonstrating the ongoing relevance of his paintings in gentle of present debates on Aboriginal affairs, this exam is a reminder of the numerous influence Stanner had not just on social technological know-how yet at the whole global.
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Sanders, W 2005, ‘Never even adequate: reconciliation and Indigenous affairs’, in C Aulich & R Wettenhall (eds), Howard’s second and third governments: Australian Commonwealth administration 1998–2004, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, pp. 152–72. ) 1963, Australian Aboriginal studies: a symposium of papers presented at the 1961 research conference, Oxford University Press. Stanner, WEH 1953, The South Seas in transition: a study of post-war rehabilitation and reconstruction in three British Pacific dependencies, Australasian Publishing Company, Sydney.
While in London Stanner also continued to financially support his widowed mother, remitting money to Australia whenever possible. Stanner’s widow recalls him telling her that he regretted these imperatives resulted in a poorer thesis and restricted time for reading. Phyllis Kaberry apparently told Stanner that his was regarded as the ‘most original mind’ in Malinowski’s seminar. He ruefully thought, in retrospect, this was because it was not as well furnished with wide background reading (Mrs P Stanner, pers.
Pearson’s 1993 Boyer Lecture on the post-Mabo political landscape of Australia was framed in terms of issues Stanner raised a quarter of a century earlier: Today, more than ever, the series which Professor Stanner delivered for the ABC in 1968 makes compelling reading. His lectures articulate, illuminate and provide some guidance, with questions that will consume the people of this continent for as long as we need to consider them (Pearson 1994, p. 89). 13 He enlists Stanner’s words in support of his campaign to encourage Aboriginal communities to actively undertake forms of cultural redevelopment: 14 On the life and legacy of WEH Stanner Bill Stanner and participants of the SAS ‘Long Vigil’ exercise, north Australia, July 1977.
An Appreciation of Difference: WEH Stanner and Aboriginal Australia by Melinda Hinkson, Jeremy Beckett