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Record #188928:

On their own: towards an analysis of sealers' sites on Heard Island / Angela McGowan.

Title: On their own: towards an analysis of sealers' sites on Heard Island / Angela McGowan.
Author(s): McGowan, Angela.
Date: 2000.
Abstract: Examines distribution of over 20 sites associated with 19th and early 20th century sealing industry on sub-Antarctic Heard Island, with particular reference to differences between sites at various locations around island, based on fieldwork in 1986-87. Discusses 19th century sealing technology; diverse ethnicity and cultural composition of sealing gangs; threat posed by coastal erosion to remains of sealers' camps on beaches; tryworks on raised stone platforms as form of sealing architecture unique to Heard Island; use of caves as shelters; and general living and working conditions on island.
Notes:

Offprint: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. Vol. 133(2) :61-70.

Special issue: Heard Island Papers.

Keywords: 639.247.4 -- Sealing industry.
93"18" -- Nineteenth century.
93"19" -- Twentieth century.
903 -- Archaeology.
502.8 -- Conservation, archaeological sites.
711.424 -- Historic sites.
91(08) -- Expeditions: 1947- Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions.
91(08) -- Expeditions: 1986-87 ANARE.
V -- History.
(*7) -- Antarctic regions.
(*78) -- Sub-Antarctic islands.
(*785) -- Heard and McDonald Islands.
Location(s): SCO: SPRI-SHF: (*785)[2000]
SPRI record no.: 188928

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