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>>> IMPORTANT: Quoting any of the information presented on these pages must carry attribution of the author, Dr Ranna-Lesley Lachlan (PhD, RPP, VCST, DFA, Grad. D. Mat. Anth.).

>>> Thesis Access Request (Goes to extenal form.)

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THESIS TITLE

Painted 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.

Rainforest 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.


copyright drawings - Ranna Lachlan [Hale], 1989.
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The two 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 below (Lachlan, 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, R., 2003). In fact, six discrete design symmetries were identified by Dr Lachlan during her research (Lachlan, R., 1986-89) on the rainforest shields.

 

copyright- generic shield symmetry drawing - RT; Lachlan (Hale) 1989.

 

copyright- generic shield symmetry drawing - F; Lachlan (Hale) 1989.
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>>> Thesis Access Request (Goes to extenal form.)

>>> CURRENT STATEMENT ON ACCESS - Sept 6, 2020.

 

 

CURATORIAL:

Although Dr Lachlan is a full time contemporary artist in the U.S.A. and Australia, 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.

 

>>> CURRENT STATEMENT ON THESIS ACCESS - Sept 6, 2020.

!!! All users who consult the thesis are bound by the most recent statement on access, including users who obtain access through unofficial means.

Further, all users MUST acknowledge the thesis author by name in either of the following two formats:
1. Lachlan, R-L (formerly Hale, R), 1989;
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2. Hale, R (now Lachlan, R-L), 1989.

>>> Print, sign, and return the signed Statement on Access. Send to the published mailing address in the United States. Keep a copy for your records. !!!

 

Dr Lachlan's other research - PhD Abstract

Other writings by Dr Ranna-Lesley Lachlan (formerly Hale)

 

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Copyright over this material rests with the author, Dr Ranna-Lesley Lachlan (PhD , RPP, VCST, BFA, Grad. D. Mat. Anth.). Images of the artworks may NOT be saved, copied, printed, reproduced or used in any way in any medium without the prior signed and dated written permission of the author. Moral rights over the author'swork are also asserted here. Contact the author for prior signed and dated written permission to use any of the pages on this site or about the shields. Email authorizations will not be issued.


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