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THE RICHES OF ANCIENT AUSTRALIA

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The Riches of Ancient Australia
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An Indispensable Guide for Exploring Prehistoric Australia by Josephine Flood
 
• Paperback: 382 pages
• Publisher: Univ of Queensland Pr; 3 edition (1999)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 0702230839
• ISBN-13: 978-0702230837
 
Dr Josephine Flood, an archaeologist with a unique knowledge of Aboriginal heritage sites, takes readers on a journey into prehistory. Numerous photographs, line drawings and maps complement up-to-date information on Aboriginal sites and the site authorities to contact for advice and access, making this an indispensable guide to exploring the riches of our past, both cultural and natural. This comprehensive publication is divided into clear sections for reference; Western Australia, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and New South Wales.
 
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Josephine Flood
Dr Josephine Flood was born in Yorkshire, England. She attended Cam­bridge University where she gained her BA degree. In 1963 she moved to Australia to live, and became a lecturer in archaeology at the Australian Na­tional University, where she later gained an MA degree and a PhD. In 1978 Dr Flood was appointed Senior Conservation Officer with the Australian Heritage Commission in Canberra, and in 1984 she became an Assistant Di­rector as head of the Aboriginal Environment Section. In 1991 she was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Dr Flood has travelled extensively. She joined two women's mountaineer­ing expeditions in the Himalayas, and participated in fieldwork in Australia, most recently in an expedition near Katherine in the Northern Territory. She is the author of numerous articles and papers on Australian prehistory, and three books: Four Miles High (1966), The Moth Hunters (1980) and Archaeol­ogy of the Dreamtime (1983, new edition 1989).
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