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'Indigenous' and 'Scientific' Knowledge in Central Cape York Peninsula

During my doctoral fieldwork in central Cape York Peninsula I spent a considerable amount of time moving between the township of Coen and a number of 'outstations' in its hinterland. ('Outstations' are small camps established by family groups on land with which they have 'traditional' ties). The men and women with whom I was working also used their frequent journeys between Coen and outstations to visit other important places en route. One such place — visited only by men — was referred to as a 'chemist['s] shop' in local Murri (Aboriginal) English.1 Traditional plant 'medicines' were gathered at this place and brought back into town. These 'medicines' were understood to effect 'luck' in a series of town-based activities, including gambling at card games and the pursuit of sexual liaisons.2

'Indigenous' and 'Scientific' Knowledge in Central Cape York PeninsulaBenjamin R. SmithDuring my doctoral fieldwork in central Cape York Peninsula I spent a considerable amount of time moving between the township of Coen and a number of 'outstation
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