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.
Aboriginal shields were collected from throughout the North
Queensland rainforest during the late nineteenth and early
twentieth centuries. Many of the major
museums in Australia hold a number of these fascinating
artefacts in their collections.
#1 & ATTRIBUTION
illustrations above provide examples of two typical design
symmetries found in the painted designs on rainforest Aboriginal
shields. Generic examples of such symmetries are illustrated
R., 1989). A contemporary
rainforest Aboriginal shield created by Mr
R. Butler (click
here for illustration) bears
a beautiful example of one of these design symmetries (Lachlan,
In fact, six discrete design symmetries were identified by
Dr Lachlan during her research (Lachlan,
R., 1986-89) on the rainforest
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Although Dr Lachlan is a full
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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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Dr Lachlan's other research - PhD Abstract
writings by Dr Ranna-Lesley Lachlan (formerly Hale)
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