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King Plates

A History of Aboriginal Gorgets

Jakelin Troy


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This book describes and illustrates the large collection of Aboriginal gorgets held by the National Museum of Australia. However, it is far more than a mere catalogue—it provides a comprehensive history of king plates, describes other gorgets not in the collection, lists references to pictures of Aboriginal people wearing gorgets, and includes a useful bibliography.

Aboriginal Studies Press, 9780855752477, 151pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1993

About the Author

Jakelin Troy headed the New South Wales (NSW) Aboriginal Languages Research and Resource Centre (ALRRC), established by the NSW Government within the NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs, to play a key role in the preservation and revitalization of indigenous languages in New South Wales. She has extensive experience researching and documenting Aboriginal languages.