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Finding Resources in Oliver
Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
Ancient Australia Unearthed by
Call Number: NFS 994 KIN
Publication Date: 2014
Drawing on archaeology to map 50,000 years of Australia's ancient past, Ancient Australia unearthed is an accessible history book that traces the evidence etched into the skin of this country to unearth the rich and complex history of this unique island continent.
Australian Greats by
Call Number: NFS 305.824 AUS
Publication Date: 2008
First Australians by
Call Number: NFS 305.89915 COX
Publication Date: 2013
Treading Lightly by
Publication Date: 2007-04-01
Australian Aboriginals taught themselves thousands of years ago how to build a sustainable society in our fragile landscape. In a unique collaboration, a Swedish knowledge management professor finds out from an Aboriginal cultural custodian how they did it, and what we can learn from them.
The Story of Australia's People by
Call Number: NFS 994 BLA
Publication Date: 2015
The first installment of a two-part work, this title covers Australia's early history, from the Indigenous Australians, to the arrival of Europeans, up to the early part of the 1800's.
The fossil remains of a series of lakes and sand formations that date from the Pleistocene can be found in this region, together with archaeological evidence of human occupation dating from 45–60,000 years ago.
ABC Radio Podcast- Lake Mungo
"I'm hoping that we will have a decision by the 40th year anniversary, by February 26th." We speak to the man who found the Mungo man, Professor James Bowler, about the history and legacy of the Mungo man.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife
Australia's oldest known human remains are on their way back home to eventually be buried on country. It comes after more than 40 years of being discovered at Lake Mungo.
The discovery sent shockwaves through archaeology but the remains of Mungo Man still hold secrets of First Australians.
“Life at Lake Mungo” by Italian artist Giovanni Caselli, 1974
Mungo National Park
When scientist Jim Bowler discovered an ancient skeleton in outback New South Wales 44 years ago, he had no idea it would change history. But Mungo Man's descendants have been fighting for the return of his bones ever since.
Bare Bones of History In the dunes of Lake Mungo, Bruce Elder explores one of the world's most significant archaeological sites.
Mungo Man- ABC Science Colin Groves and Alan Thorne are currently engaged in intense metaphysical fisticuffs about a man who died roughly 60,000 years ago, by the shores of once-verdant Lake Mungo in south-eastern NSW. More specifically, they are arguing about the DNA of this man, known as Mungo Man.
Mungo Archaeological Digs An archeological dig has revealed artifacts of early occupation so old they rival the dates of those found at sites of the earliest human settlement in Australia.
Australian Archeological Association
Visit the site of a discovery of human remains that are so old they make Egyptian mummies seem recent. In this ABC documentary a reporter visits Lake Mungo in the Willandra Lakes region of western NSW to view the site of the discovery of ancient human remains and the ongoing work of archaeologists. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and voices of people who have died.
Human remains known as Mungo Man have been returned to country.
Traditional owners say the return of the remains of the historic Mungo Man, who was removed by scientists from his resting place more than 40 years ago, will provide closure and is a step toward reconciliation.
Mungo National Park
You have arrived at one of the world's very special places. Aboriginal people have walked here at Mungo in the footsteps of their ancestors since the Dreamtime.
Protecting Ancient Heritage eBook
Ancient Australia Unearthed- PDF
On February 26th, 1974 a young geologist managed to stretch Australian history by 20,000-odd years when he found 40,000-year-old human remains buried in a dry lake bed in south-western New South Wales.
Visit the site of a discovery of human remains that are so old they make Egyptian mummies seem recent. In this ABC documentary a reporter visits Lake Mungo in the Willandra Lakes region of western NSW to view the site of the discovery of ancient human remains and the ongoing work of archaeologists.
It was an occasion 43 years and more than 40 millennia in the making, but Mungo Man is finally back on country and one last step away from a proper reburial.