WorldCat Identities

Sutton, Peter 1946-

Works: 191 works in 368 publications in 5 languages and 5,331 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Folklore  Conference papers and proceedings  Internet videos  Handbooks and manuals  Conversation and phrase books  Dictionaries  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Other, Creator, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: N7401, 750.899915
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Sutton
Native title in Australia : an ethnographic perspective by Peter Sutton( )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native title has often been one of the most controversial political, legal and indeed moral issues in Australia. Ever since the High Court's Mabo decision of 1992, the attempt to understand and adapt native title to different contexts and claims has been an ongoing concern for that broad range of people involved with claims. In this book, originally published in 2003, Peter Sutton sets out fundamental anthropological issues to do with customary rights, kinship, identity, spirituality and so on that are relevant for lawyers and others working on title claims. Sutton offers a critical discussion of anthropological findings in the field of Aboriginal traditional interests in land and waters, focusing on the kinds of customary rights that are 'held' in Aboriginal 'countries', the types of groups whose members have been found to enjoy those rights, and how such groups have fared over the last 200 years of Australian history
Dreamings : the art of aboriginal Australia by Peter Sutton( Book )

21 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A very comprehensive look at Aboriginal art from traditional to contemporary art. Lively discussion and beautiful presentation
Strangers on the shore : early coastal contacts in Australia by National Museum of Australia( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contacts between Indigenous Australians and outsiders - Macassans, Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, Americans and others - are known to have occurred for 400 years. This book explores these diverse, subtle, dynamic and volatile first encounters from Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives. It also looks at the myriad elements of these cross-cultural exchanges, which resulted in profound outcomes for the First Australians. Strangers on the Shore: A Conference on Early Coastal Contacts with Australia was a landmark conference held at the National Museum of Australia on 30-31 March 2006"--Provided by publisher
The politics of suffering : indigenous Australia and the end of the liberal consensus by Peter Sutton( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have Australian Aboriginal communities become places of increased suffering because of the progressive policies of the 1970s-2000s? Australia's leading anthropologist, Peter Sutton, looks at these decades of optimism and grief and argues that there has not been a better quality of life for Indigenous Australians
Dreamings, the art of aboriginal Australia by Peter Sutton( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Familiar places [from the AIATSIS collection] by David MacDougall( Visual )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrated by the linguist and anthropologist Peter Sutton, this documentary observes his work with a family in far north Queensland, outside Aurukun, to map their hereditary "clan country". The aim of the older members of the family is partly to protect their land and prove their attachment to it, for purposes of dealing with the government and industry, and also to demarcate the country from claims by other Aboriginal groups. Angus Namponen, with his elderly uncle, Jack Spear, and their extended family, take Sutton and the filmmakers into the bush around a large salt-water inlet, to show them places that they know and remember from their youth. The location of the sites is then recorded by Sutton and on film as a form of "permanent registration" of the places and their significance. Whether these are sacred or secular sites, they are all part of the "closely-knit fabric" of elements in the landscape and the history of the family's relationship to them. Angus's dilemma is that he would prefer to bring his family to live in this, their own country, but has to balance that wish with his recognition that the children need to go to school in town. The process of mapping with Peter Sutton has significance in introducing Angus's children to the country and to the family's own history - both a process of recording memories and transmitting knowledge.--Kanopy
This is what happened : historical narratives by Aborigines( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories by B. Kerwin, R. Moses, H.P. Kulambunt. B. Roberts, M.M. Irinjili D. Harris, J.S. Karntin, C.G. Wurramarrba, Barrengwa, B. Murray, W. Clegg, S. Day, T. Ejai, A. Baranga, I. Joshua, B. Clarmont and C. Omeenyo, H. Goetz, A. Coulthard, J. Boxer; (Lalarin), B.A. Sommer, J. Jack, E. Kennedy, L.J. Kyngayari, V. Lingiari, J.C. Maliwanga and J. Flinders, separately annotated
Let's talk German by Peter J Sutton( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A German language course for adult beginners, both independent learners and those following adult education courses. It has been updated to reflect developments in the language and culture of German-speaking nations, and also the political changes in Germany. Audio files to accompany the book are available to download from
Languages of Cape York : papers presented to the linguistic symposium, part B, held in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies Biennial General Meeting, May, 1974 by Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies( Book )

10 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and land : aboriginal sculptures of the Lake Eyre region by Philip Jones( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exhibition catalogue including detailed description of toas and dog models collected by J. G. Reuther from Diyari people at Killalpaninna Lutheran Mission; includes detailed assessment of historical and ethnographic sources relating to the culture, contact history and mission history of the area, an assessment of Reuther as missionary and ethnographer, and a history of the collection (including authenticity, display and research); also discusses types, symbolism and materials
Revised linguistic fieldwork manual for Australia by Peter Sutton( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wordlist for Australian languages by Peter Sutton( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country : aboriginal boundaries and land ownership in Australia by Peter Sutton( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critique of Davis and Prescott Aboriginal frontiers and boundaries in Australia and map, Davis, S. Australias extant and imputed traditional Aboriginal territories; uses anthropological and linguistic evidence to expose inaccuracies and lacunae in book and map; appended are comments on the Davis map by regional specialists
Native title and the descent of rights by Peter Sutton( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iridescence : the play of colours by Peter Sutton( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces and explains the mysterious capacity of the human eye to perceive the beautiful effects of iridescence, or non-pigmented colour, on a wide range of phenomena that seldom fail to capture our attention, and have particular applications in art and the environment. In this book, the shimmer of iridescent colours - on ancient glass, abalone and pearl shells, soap bubbles and oil slicks, rainbows, feathers of the peacock and rifle bird, butterfly wings and even computer discs - is both explained scientifically and presented via a range of spectacular images drawn from the natural world and the realm of world art. Iridescence is an important component in the arts of the Asia-Pacific region and Indigenous art of Australia, where pearl shell is frequently a major component and iridescent feathers are a feature of ceremonial dress. Iridescence is irresistible and wondrous to human eyes
Wik-Ngathan dictionary by Peter Sutton( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AIAS wordlist for Australian languages by Peter Sutton( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puulway : Wik and Kugu totems : contemporary Australian sculpture from Aurukun by Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers in Australian linguistics, no. 13 : contributions to Australian linguistics( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wik : aboriginal society, territory and language at Cape Keerweer, Cape York Peninsula, Australia by Peter John Sutton( )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociolinguistic study describing relationships between territory, demography, social organisation, ideology and linguistic variability; includes appendices on Wik-Ngathana - phonology; morphology; kin terminology; the Pungk-Apalacha story; text and translation; maps of clan countries and dialects
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.06 for Native tit ... to 0.96 for Digital fu ...)

Native title in Australia : an ethnographic perspective
Dreamings : the art of aboriginal AustraliaStrangers on the shore : early coastal contacts in AustraliaThe politics of suffering : indigenous Australia and the end of the liberal consensusLet's talk German
Alternative Names

Peter Sutton (anthropologist) antropoloog uit Australië

Peter Sutton antropólogo australiano

Peter Sutton antropólogu australianu

Sutton, Peter

Sutton Peter John 1946-....

پیتر ساتون