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of the author, Dr Ranna-Lesley Lachlan (PhD, RPP, VCST, DFA,
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Designs on Rainforest Aboriginal Shields from North Queensland:
An Analysis of Correlations between Design Styles and Geographical
Distribution, by Lachlan, R.-L. (formerly Hale), James
Cook University, Townsville. 1989.
The study was initially conducted under a Research Grant of the Australian Museum (Sydney, Australia), then with subsequent funding from elsewhere, as well as considerable self-financing by the author to continue and complete the study.
painted designs on the following shield is typical
of the designs found on some shields in major collections in
R., 2003). The design
on this shield provides an additional example of
the design symmetries discussed on the previous
page. The deep reddish color and the yellow are both
ochres, the white is clay, and the black is ground charcoal
Photo: Dr R. Lachlan (formerly Hale), © 1986. Taken at the Australian Museum while undertaking research under the Australian Museum Research Grant awarded to her in 1986, adminstered via the former Material Cuture Unit of James Cook University.
Although Dr Lachlan is a full
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she periodically provides advice and liaison on Australian anthropology
and material culture, the focus of her first graduate qualification,
and on the arts of India and East Asia which were the focus
of her PhD.
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