The Strehlow Archive: Explorations in Old and New Media
The Strehlow Archive is one of Australia's most important collections of film, sound, archival records and museum objects relating to the ceremonial life of Aboriginal people. The aim of this book is to provide a significant study of the relationship of archives to contemporary forms of digital mediation. The volume introduces a specific archive, the Strehlow Collection, and tracks the ways in which its materials and research dissemination practices are influenced by media forms we now identify with the emergence of digital technology.
1. Introduction: Archaeologies of the digital archive and the persistence of cultural memory
2. The Strehlow Collection: A Dangerous Archive
3. The Remote Aboriginal Community of Hermannsburg/Ntaria
4. Mr. Strehlow's Films: Digitising the Dreaming
5. Image archives as totemic geomedia
6. Databases and the book: T.G.H. Strehlow’s Journey to Horseshoe Bend
7. Cantata Journey: Songs and Central Australia
8. Cultural Re-Integration, Participatory Archives and Aboriginal Knowing
9. Conclusion: Genealogies of memory, an ethos of storytelling?