John Stanton holding the pearlshell [WU841] he nominated for the Relocate and Rediscover exhibition.
This pearlshell, from the Kimberley region of Western Australia, was adopted as the symbol
of the Museum in 1976. [WU/P37250]
Dr John E. StantonDr John Stanton is the Director of the Berndt Museum of Anthropology, and was its Founding Curator.
PhD Project: A study of social change at Mt Margaret Mission,
North-Eastern Goldfields, WA. Principal co-workers, 1974.
Left to right: Paddy Banks, Witiga Cameron, self, Percy Yates,
Warramarru,Yunta Shaw [P32910]
An ARC grant to document Ronald Berndt’s collection of crayon drawings
on brown paper enriched their nomination to the UNESCO Memory of the
World Register [P33407]
B.A., M.A. (Auck.), Ph.D. (W. Aust.)
Selected publications (books only):
On Track: Contemporary Aboriginal art from Western Australia. Perth: The University of Western Australia Berndt Museum of Anthropology, Occasional Paper No. 6 (2004)
(with S. Hill) Aboriginal artists of the South-West: past and present. Perth: University of Western Australia Berndt Museum of Anthropology, Occasional paper No.5 (2000).
(with R.M. and C.H. Berndt ) Aboriginal Australian art. Sydney: New Holland (1998, originally published 1982 by Methuen Australia, reprinted 1988, 1992)
(with R.M. and C.H. Berndt) A world that was: the Yaraldi of the Murray River and The Lakes, South Australia. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (1993)
(with K. Akerman) Riji and jakoli: Kimberley pearlshell in Aboriginal Australia. Darwin: Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences, Monograph Series 4 (1993)
Nyungar Landscapes. Aboriginal artists of the South-West: the heritage of Carrolup, Western Australia. Occasional Paper No.3. Perth: University of Western Australia Berndt Museum of Anthropology. (1992)
Painting the country: contemporary Aboriginal art from the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Perth: University of Western Australia Press (1989)
Innovative Aboriginal art of Western Australia, Occasional Paper No.1. Perth: University of Western Australia Anthropology Research Museum (1988)
Images of Aboriginal Australia, Occasional Paper No.2. Perth: University of Western Australia Anthropology Research Museum (1988)
(with R.M. Berndt) Art of the Great Sandy Desert. Perth: Art Gallery of Western Australia (1986)
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