In the 1930s anthropologist Charles Mountford documented Adnyamathanha people with a series of now iconic photographs and objects held by the South Australian Museum. Eighty years on an Adnyamathanha researcher has taken the photos back to her community to uncover personal and complex stories of family, culture and country.It’s the work of curator Rebecca Richards, an Adnyamathanha and Barngarla woman, an early career researcher at the South Australian Museum and a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide. She spoke to Lucy Kingston for Aboriginal Way.
The Minaaka Apinhanga – Through Many Eyes exhibition is on show until 22 September. You can see more here: http://www.samuseum.sa.gov.au/explore/exhibitions/minaaka-apinhanga-through-many-eyes
And a further display Her Story: Inspiring Women in Science including Rebecca Richards is on until 15 November: http://www.samuseum.sa.gov.au/explore/exhibitions/her-story-inspiring-women-in-science
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