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True light and shade : an aboriginal perspective of Joseph Lycett's art / John Maynard.
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D759.994/MAY/REF:PICRES
Canberra, ACT : National Library of Australia,
[2014] 014.
Threlkeld, L. E. (Lancelot Edward), 1788-1859. ; Biraban, active 1819-1842. ; Burrigan. ; Desmond, active 1826. ; Lycett, Joseph, approximately 1775-1828. ; Lycett, Joseph, ca. 1775-1828. ; Lycett, Joseph, 1774?- fast ; Lycett, Joseph, 1774?- ; Lycett, Joseph, ca. 1775-1828. ; Aboriginal Australians - New South Wales - In art. ; Aboriginal Australians - New South Wales - Social life and customs - 19th Century - Pictorial works. ; Aboriginal Australians - New South Wales - History - Pictorial works. ; Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs - Pictorial works. ; Aboriginal Australians - Australia - History - Pictorial works. ; Aboriginal Australians in art. ; Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs - Pictorial works. ; Aboriginal Australians - Australia - History - Pictorial works. ; Aboriginal Australians in art. fast ; Aboriginal Australians in art. ; Art - Painting - Watercolour. aiatsiss ; Art - Non-Indigenous. aiatsiss ; Fishing - Spearfishing. aiatsiss ; Food - Seafood - Shellfish. aiatsiss ; Food - Preparation - Cooking - Seafood. aiatsiss ; Technology - Fibre - Nets - Net making. aiatsiss ; Transport - Water - Canoes. aiatsiss ; Hunting, gathering and fishing - Tree climbing. aiatsiss ; Hunting - Kangaroo / Wallaby. aiatsiss ; Hunting - Birds - Emus. aiatsiss ; Animals - Marine mammals - Whales. aiatsiss ; Environment - Land management - Fire. aiatsiss ; Stories and motifs - Lakes. aiatsiss ; Stories and motifs - Moon. aiatsiss ; Stories and motifs - Kangaroos / Wallabies. aiatsiss ; Geology - Earthquakes. aiatsiss ; Weapons - Spears. aiatsiss ; Weapons - Spears - Throwing. aiatsiss ; Weapons - Shields. aiatsiss ; Dance - Recreational - Corroboree. aiatsiss ; Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Burial. aiatsiss ; Language - Vocabulary. aiatsiss ; Language - Vocabulary - Place names. aiatsiss ; Worimi / Gadang / Kattang people (E2) (NSW SI56-02) aiatsisl ; Birpai / Biripi people (E3) (NSW SH56-14) aiatsisl ; Aboriginal Australians. fast ; Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs. fast ; Newcastle (NSW N Coast SI56-02) aiatsisp ; Sydney (NSW SI56-05) aiatsisp ; Lake Macquarie (NSW N Coast SI56-05) aiatsisp ; Port Stephens (NSW N Coast SI56-02) aiatsisp ; Hunter River (NSW N Coast SI56-01, SH56-13) aiatsisp ; Australia. fast ; Indigenous studies collection ; Illustrated works. lcgft ; History. fast ; Illustrated works. fast ; Pictorial works. fast ; Illustrated works ; Indigenous studies collection
168 pages : colour illustrations, colour portraits, ; 29 cm.
National Library's copies signed by author. ANL
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Not for inter library loan.
'True light and shade' is filled with beautiful images by convict artist Joseph Lycett that powerfully capture in intimate detail Aboriginal life, a rare record of Aboriginal people within the vicinity of Newcastle and how they adapted to European settlement before cultural destruction impacted on these groups.John Maynard writes an engaging short biography of Lycett and his life in Australia and follows this with a detailed commentary on each of the 20 images in the album. Each image is reproduced in full on a double page spread and then, on the spreads following, details have been enlarged to accompany John's text as he takes us through exactly what is happening in every picture: ceremony, hunting and fishing, carrying food (carving up whalemeat), land management and burning, interactions with Europeans, family life, dances, funeral rituals, and punishment. When you return again to examine the full image, you see it in a completely different light. John also includes written records from the time that corroborate Lycett's views.
Tertiary/Undergraduate, General.
9780642277084;
https://library.australianmuseum.net.au//fullRecord.jsp?recno=68774
Preface -- Introduction -- The Lycett album.
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