Charles P. Mountford
Charles Pearcy Mountford (8 May 1890 – 16 November 1976) was an Australian anthropologist and photographer. He is known for his pioneering work on indigenous Australians and his depictions and descriptions of their art. He also led the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land.
- The Art of Albert Namatjira (1944)
- Brown Men and Red Sand (1948)
- Australian tree portraits (1956)
- Records of the American-Australian scientific expedition to Arnhem Land: Vol. 1 Art, myth and symbolism (1956)
- The Tiwi: their art, myth and ceremony (1958)
- Ayers Rock, its people, their beliefs and their art (1965) – his M.A. thesis which became a popular paperback
- The Dreamtime (1965), The Dawn of Time (1969), and The First Sunrise (1971) – in collaboration with artist Ainslie Roberts
- Winbaraku: and the myth of Jarapiri (1967)
- Australian Aboriginal portraits (1967)
- The Aborigines and their country (1969)
- Nomads of the Australian Desert (1976) – withdrawn after sale for cultural reasons related to its depictions of sacred sites
- Jones, Philip (2000). "Mountford, Charles Pearcy (1890–1976)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 2014-09-05.
- Murray, Ian (22 April 1977). "The Aborigines now must suffer Australia's rush of conscience". The Times. London, England. p. 10.
A book by Charles Mountford, noted Australian anthropologist, was legally prevented from publication earlier this year because it told some of the secrets of the Pitjanjatjara tribe.
- Bright Sparcs Biographical entry
- Mountford-Sheard Collection of the State Library of South Australia
- State Library of South Australia: SA Memory page
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