Peter Sutton

 

Present position

 

Senior Research Fellow, University of Adelaide and South Australian Museum

Contact: peter.sutton AT samuseum.sa.gov.au

 

Publications (some available online)

 

Books

 

Sutton, P. (ed.) 1976. Languages of Cape York. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

 

Sutton, P. and M. Walsh 1979. Revised Linguistic Fieldwork Manual for Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

 

Rigsby, B. and P. Sutton (eds.) 1980. Contributions to Australian linguistics. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

 

Jones, P. and P. Sutton 1986. Art and Land. Aboriginal Sculptures of the Lake Eyre Region. Adelaide: South Australian Museum and Wakefield Press.

 

Hercus, L. and P. Sutton (eds.) 1986. This is what Happened: Historical Narratives by Aborigines. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

 

Anderson, Christopher, and P. Sutton (eds.) 1987. Anthropology in South Australia. Special issue (vol. 20) of Records of the South Australian Museum.

 

Sutton, P. (ed.) 1988. Dreamings: The Art of Aboriginal Australia. New York: The Asia Society Galleries & George Braziller; Melbourne: Viking/Penguin; [1989:] London: Viking. (2nd edn. 1989.)

 

Sutton, P. 1995. Wik-Ngathan Dictionary. Adelaide: Caitlin Press.

 

Sutton, P. 1995. Country: Aboriginal Boundaries and Land Ownership in Australia. Canberra: Aboriginal History Monographs (ANU).

 

Sutton, Peter 1998. Native Title and the Descent of Rights. Perth: National Native Title Tribunal.

 

Sutton, Peter 2003. Native Title in Australia: an Ethnographic Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

Sutton, Peter, and Joanna Bosse 2007. Puulway: Wik and Kugu Totems. Contemporary Australian Sculpture from Aurukun [catalogue]. Melbourne: Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi.

 

Veth, Peter, Peter Sutton and Margo Neale (eds) 2008. Strangers on the Shore: Early Coastal Contacts in Australia. Canberra: National Museum of Australia Press.

 

Sutton, Peter (2009). The Politics of Suffering: Indigenous Australia and the End of the Liberal Consensus. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.

 

Sutton, Peter 2010. Native Title in Australia: an Ethnographic Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [new paperback edition of 2003 hard cover book ISBN 0521011906]

 

Anthropological and linguistic papers

 

Sutton, P. 1975. How many Aboriginal languages are there? Aboriginal News 2(1):22-23.

 

Sutton, P. 1976. Cape Barren English. Linguistic communications 13:61-97.

 

Sutton, P. 1976. The diversity of initial-dropping languages in southern Cape York. Pp102-23 in P. Sutton (ed.) Languages of Cape York, Canberra: AIAS.

 

Sutton, P. 1976. A note on Cape York laminals. Pp124-26 in P. Sutton (ed.) Languages of Cape York, Canberra: AIAS.

 

Sutton, P. 1976. Gugu-Badhun and the Flinders Island language. Pp225-28 in R.M.W. Dixon (ed.) Grammatical categories in Australian languages, Canberra: AIAS

 

Sutton, P. 1976. The 'having' affix and other morphemes in fifty Australian languages. Pp297-305 in R.M.W. Dixon (ed.) Grammatical categories in Australian languages, Canberra: AIAS.

 

Sutton, P. 1978. Languages. Pp48-49 in M. Hill and A. Barlow (eds.) Black Australia: an annotated bibliography and teacher's guide to resources on Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, Canberra: AIAS.

 

Sutton, P. 1979. Australian language names. Pp87-105 in S. Wurm (ed.) Australian linguistic studies, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

 

Sutton, P. and B. Rigsby 1979. Linguistic communities and social networks on Cape York Peninsula. Pp713-32 in S. Wurm (ed.) Australian linguistic studies, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

 

Sutton, P. and M. Walsh (comps.) 1979. AIAS wordlist for Australian languages. 3 parts. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

 

Sutton, P. 1980. Cause, origin and possession in the Flinders Island language. Pp119-43 in B. Rigsby and P. Sutton (eds.) Contributions to Australian linguistics, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

 

Sutton, P. 1980. Linguistic aspects of ethnobotanical research. Pp303-14 in B. Rigsby and P. Sutton (eds.) Contributions to Australian linguistics, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

 

Rigsby, B. and P. Sutton 1980-82. Speech communities in Aboriginal Australia. Anthropological Forum 5:8-23.

 

Chase, Athol, and Peter Sutton 1981. Hunter-gatherers in a rich environment: Aboriginal coastal exploitation in Cape York Peninsula. Pp1817-52 in A. Keast (ed.) Ecological Biogeography of Australia, The Hague: W. Junk.

 

Sutton, P. 1982. Personal power, kin classification and speech etiquette in Aboriginal Australia. Pp182-200 in J. Heath, F. Merlan and A. Rumsey (eds.) Languages of kinship in Aboriginal Australia, Sydney: Oceania.

 

Sutton, P. and B. Rigsby 1982. People with 'politicks': management of land and personnel on Australia's Cape York Peninsula. Pp155-71 in N. Williams and E. Hunn (eds.) Resource managers: North American and Australian hunter-gatherers, Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press for AAAS.

 

Sutton, P. 1985. Aboriginal customary marriage - determination and definition. Aboriginal Law Bulletin 12:13-15.

 

Karntin, J.S. and P. Sutton 1986. Dutchmen at Cape Keerweer: Wik-Ngatharra story, pp82-107 in L. Hercus and P. Sutton (eds.) This is what Happened: Historical Narratives by Aborigines. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

 

Goetz, H. and P. Sutton 1986. Conflicts with Native Police: Gugu-Badhun Story, pp205-216 in L. Hercus and P. Sutton (eds.) This is what Happened: Historical Narratives by Aborigines. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

 

Flinders, J. and P. Sutton 1986. Land rights: Flinders Island story, pp326-330 in L. Hercus and P. Sutton (eds.) This is what happened: Historical narratives by Aborigines. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

 

Sutton, P. 1986. Anthropological history and the South Australian Museum. Australian Aboriginal Studies 1986/1:45-51.

 

Sutton, P. 1986. The sculpted word: a reply to Donald Brook on toas. The Adelaide Review 32:8-9, 36-7.

 

Sutton, P. 1987. The really interesting suggestion...: Yet another reply to Donald Brook on toas. The Adelaide Review 35:5.

 

Sutton, P. 1987. The Wik people. Pp36-7 in JCR Camm & J McQuilton (eds) Australians: A historical atlas. Sydney:Fairfax, Syme & Weldon Associates.

 

Sutton, P. 1987. Mystery and change. Pp77-96 in M. Clunies Ross, T. Donaldson and S. Wild (eds), Songs of Aboriginal Australia. Sydney: Oceania Monographs.

 

Chase, A.K. and P. Sutton 1987. Australian Aborigines in a rich environment. Pp68-95 in W.H. Edwards (ed.) Traditional Aboriginal Society: A Reader. Melbourne: Macmillan (Revised version of Chase & Sutton 1981).

 

Anderson, C. and P. Sutton 1987. Introduction: Anthropology in South Australia. Pp1-3 in Anderson & Sutton eds., [see books above]

 

Sutton, P. 1988. Myth as history, history as myth. Pp251-268 In Ian Keen (ed.), Being Black. Aboriginal cultures in 'settled' Australia. Canberra: AIAS.

 

Sutton, P. and Christopher Anderson 1988. Introduction. Pp1-12 in Sutton (ed.) 1988 [see books above].

 

Sutton, P. 1988. Dreamings. Pp13-32 in Sutton (ed.) 1988 [see books above].

 

Sutton, P. 1988. Dreamings. [Chapter 1 of Sutton (ed.) 1988, see books above]. Terra [Los Angeles] 27(5-6):8-16.

 

Sutton, P. 1988. Responding to Aboriginal art. Pp33-58 in Sutton (ed.) 1988

[see books above].

 

Sutton, P. 1988. The morphology of feeling. Pp59-88 in Sutton (ed.) 1988 [see

books above].

 

Sutton, P., P. Jones & S. Hemming 1988. Survival, regeneration and impact. Pp180-212 in Sutton (ed.) 1988 [see books above].

 

Sutton, P. 1989. Bush culture. In Heidelberg and Heritage [exhibition catalogue], Melbourne: The Wilderness Society.

 

Sutton, P. 1989. Postvocalic R in an Australian English dialect. Australian Journal of Linguistics 9:161-163.

 

Sutton, P. 1990. The pulsating heart: large scale cultural and demographic processes in Aboriginal Australia. Pp71-80 in B. Meehan & N. White (eds) Hunter-gatherer demography past and present. Sydney: Oceania Monographs.

 

Wolmby, I, N. Peemuggina and P. Sutton 1990. Donald Thomson at Cape Keerweer. Pp271-82 in P. Austin, R.M.W. Dixon, T. Dutton & I. White (eds), Language and history: essays in honour of Luise A. Hercus. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

 

Sutton, P. 1990. Comments on B.M.J. Huchet, The identification of cicatrices depicted on anthropomorphs in the Laura region, north Queensland, Rock Art Research 7(1):36.

 

Sutton P. 1991. Language in Aboriginal Australia: social dialects in a geographic idiom. Pp49-66 in S. Romaine (ed.), Language in Australia, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

Sutton, Peter 1991. Bark painting by Angus Namponan of Aurukun.  Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 30:589-598.

 

Sutton, P. 1991. Unintended consequences. The Interior 1(2):24-29.

 

Sutton, P. 1991. Le grand rêve: une vision australienne du monde. Cahiers de Géopoétique 2:27-38. (Translation and adaptation of Chapters 1 & 2 of Sutton ed. 1988, Dreamings.)

 

Sutton, P. 1992. Reading 'Aboriginal art'. Australian Cultural History 11:28-38.

 

Sutton, P. 1992. Aboriginal art, the nation state, suburbia. Artlink 12(3):6-8.

 

Sutton, P. 1992. L'art et la terre dans la culture des aborigènes australiens. Pp45-55 in Cahiers de Géopoétique (série colloques): Géographie de la culture: espace, existence, expression, Colloque de Nîmes, Octobre 1991.

 

Sutton, P. 1992. Last chance operations: 'BIITL' research in far north Queensland in the 1970s. Pp451-458 in T. Dutton, M. Ross, & D. Tryon (eds), The language game: papers in memory of Donald C. Laycock, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

 

Sutton, P. 1994. Dreamings. [Danish translation of Chapter 1 of Sutton (ed.) 1988 [see books above]. Pp6-10 in S. Laursen, K. Kjeldsen & H.A..Buch (eds.) Aratjara: Kunst af de oprindelige australiere, = Louisiana Revy 34(2) March 1994.

 

Sutton, P. 1994. Material culture traditions of the Wik people, Cape York Peninsula. Records of the South Australian Museum 27:31-52.

 

Sutton, P. 1994. Language [in traditional Aboriginal society]. Pp73-75 in S. Bambrick (ed.) The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Australia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

Sutton, P. 1994. Discussion. Pp28-30 in M. Edmunds (ed.), Claims to knowledge, claims to country: native title, native title claims and the role of the anthropologist. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (Native Titles Research Unit).

 

Sutton, P. 1994. Clan estates and languages (map). P78 in Göran Burenhult (ed), Traditional peoples today: continuity and change in the modern world, Brisbane: University of Queensland Press.

 

Sutton, P. 1996. The Robustness of Aboriginal Land Tenure Systems: Underlying and Proximate Customary Titles. Oceania 67:7-29.

 

Sutton, P. 1996. Aboriginal Australia: Sculpture. In Jane Turner (ed) Dictionary of Art, Vol 1 pp42-44. London: Macmillan.

 

Sutton, P. 1996. Aboriginal Australia: Cape York Peninsula. In Jane Turner (ed) Dictionary of Art, Vol 1 pp61-62. London: Macmillan.

 

Sutton, P. 1996. Jimmy Pike. In Jane Turner (ed) Dictionary of Art, Vol 24 pp 802-803. London: Macmillan.

 

Sutton, P. 1996. Peter Skipper. In Jane Turner (ed) Dictionary of Art, Vol 28 p819. London: Macmillan.

 

Sutton, Peter 1997. Materialism, Sacred Myth and Pluralism: Competing Theories of the Origin of Australian Languages. In Scholar and Sceptic: Australian Aboriginal Studies in Honour of L.R. Hiatt, edited by, F. Merlan, J. Morton and A. Rumsey, pp211-242, 297-309. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.

 

Sutton Peter 1998. Icons of Country: Topographic Representations in Classical Aboriginal Traditions. In David Woodward and Malcolm Lewis (eds), The History of Cartography, Volume 2.3: Cartography in the Traditional African, American, Arctic, Australian, and Pacific Societies, pp351-386. Chicago: Chicago University Press.

 

Sutton Peter 1998. Aboriginal Maps and Plans. In David Woodward and Malcolm Lewis (eds), The History of Cartography, Volume 2.3: Cartography in the Traditional African, American, Arctic, Australian, and Pacific Societies pp387-416. Chicago: Chicago University Press.

 

Sutton, Peter 1999. The System as it was Straining to Become – Fluidity, Stability and Aboriginal Country Groups In J.D. Finlayson, B. Rigsby and H.J. Bek (eds), Connections in Native Title: Genealogies, Kinship and Groups, pp13-57. Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (ANU).

 

Sutton, Peter 2001. Aboriginal Country Groups and ‘the Community of Native Title Holders’. National Native Title Tribunal Occasional Paper 1/2001.

 

Sutton, Peter 2001. High art and religious intensity. A brief history of Wik sculpture. Published on the World of Dreamings website (National Gallery of Australia) for the exhibition 'Contemporary Australian Art in Modern Worlds' organised by the National Gallery of Australia at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.

 

Sutton, Peter 2001. Kinds of Rights in Country: Recognising Customary Rights as Incidents of Native Title. National Native Title Tribunal Occasional Paper 2/2001.

 

Sutton, Peter 2001. Talking language. In Jane Simpson, David Nash, Mary Laughren, Peter Austin, Barry Alpher (eds), Forty Years On: Ken Hale and Australian Languages, pp453-464. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics (ANU).

 

Sutton, Peter 2002. Rejoinder to Pannell and Vachon. The Australian Journal of Anthropology 13:45-50.

 

Sutton, Peter 2002. On the translatability of placenames in the Wik Region, Cape York Peninsula. In Luise Hercus, Flavia Hodges and Jane Simpson (eds), The Land is a Map. Placenames of Indigenous Origin in Australia, pp75-86. Canberra: Pandanus Books & Pacific Linguistics (ANU).

 

Sutton, Peter 2003. Sacred images and political engagements. A brief history of Wik sculpture. In Queensland Art Gallery, Story Place: Indigenous Art of Cape York and the Rainforest, pp54-59. Brisbane: Queensland Art Gallery.

 

Sutton, Peter 2005. Myth and history. In M. Charlesworth, F. Dussart & H. Morphy (eds), Aboriginal Religions in Australia. An Anthology of Recent Writings, pp141-155. Aldershot (UK): Ashgate. [Edited re-publication of P. Sutton 1988, Myth as history, history as myth. In Ian Keen (ed.), Being Black. Aboriginal Cultures in 'Settled' Australia, pp251-268. Canberra: AIAS.]

 

Sutton, Peter 2005. Science and sensibility on a foul frontier. Flinders Island, 1935. In Bruce Rigsby and Nicolas Peterson eds, Donald Thomson: the Man and Scholar, pp143-158. Canberra: The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

 

Sutton, Peter 2006. Sacred images and political engagements. A brief history of Wik sculpture. In Zara Stanhope (ed.), Imagine… the Creativity Shaping our Culture. Bulleen, Victoria: Heide Museum of Modern Art. [unpaginated] [Augmented version of 2003 chapter of the same name].

 

Sutton, Peter (2006). Customs not in common: the decline of cultural relativism. The Macquarie Law Journal 6: 161-175.

Sutton, Peter 2007. Some history. In Peter Sutton and Joanna Bosse, Puulway: Wik and Kugu Totems. Contemporary Australian Sculpture from Aurukun [catalogue]. Melbourne: Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi.

Sutton, Peter 2007. Commentary on Thuuth Thaa’-munth. Brochure article. In Wik Ceremonial Law Poles, Brisbane: Queensland Indigenous Arts Marketing and Export Agency, for the handover of the Law Poles to the Aboriginal Art Gallery, Utrecht.

Sutton, Peter 2007. Arthur Koo’ekka Pambegan Jr. In Brenda Croft (ed), Culture warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial, pp32-36. Canberra: National Gallery of Australia.

Sutton, Peter 2007. Norms, statistics, and the Jango case at Yulara. Anthropological Forum 17:175-192.

 

Sutton, Peter 2008. Stories about feeling: Dutch-Australian contact in Cape York Peninsula, 1606-1756. In P. Veth, P. Sutton & M. Neale (eds) Strangers on the Shore: Early Coastal Contacts in Australia, pp35-59. Canberra: National Museum of Australia Press.

 

Sutton, Peter, and Peter Veth 2008. Introduction and themes. In P. Veth, P. Sutton & M. Neale (eds) Strangers on the Shore: Early Coastal Contacts in Australia, pp1-5. Canberra: National Museum of Australia Press.

 

Sutton, Peter, and Harold Koch 2008. Australian languages: a singular vision. Journal of Linguistics 44:471-504.

 

Sutton, Peter 2008. Stanner’s veil: transcendence and the limits of scientific inquiry. In Melinda Hinkson and Jeremy Beckett (eds) An Appreciation of Difference: WEH Stanner and Aboriginal Australia, pp115-125. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.

 

Sutton, Peter 2008. Stanner and Aboriginal land use: ecology, economic change, and enclosing the commons. In Melinda Hinkson and Jeremy Beckett (eds) An Appreciation of Difference: WEH Stanner and Aboriginal Australia, pp169-184. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.

 

Sutton, Peter 2009. Arthur Koo’ekka Pambegan Jr. In Brenda Croft (ed), Culture warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial (Second revised edition), pp32-36. Canberra: National Gallery of Australia.

 

Sutton, Peter 2009. Australian anthropologists and political action 1925-1960. Oceania 79:202-217.

 

Sutton, Peter 2009. Culture worriers. The Australian Literary Review, June 3:3-5.

 

Sutton, Peter 2009. Here I Stand. Peter Sutton on Noel Pearson’s Up from the Mission. Review article. The Monthly June 2009:68-71

 

Sutton, Peter. 2009. Australian anthropologists and political action 1925-1960. Oceania 79: 202-217.

 

Sutton, Peter 2009. Craig Koomeeta. In Nicole Foreshew & Brian Parkes (eds), Menagerie: Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture, pp76-79. Sydney: Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design and The Australian Museum.

 

Sutton, Peter 2009. Leigh Namponan. In Nicole Foreshew & Brian Parkes (eds), Menagerie: Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture, pp102-103. Sydney: Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design and The Australian Museum.

 

Sutton, Peter 2010. Aboriginal spirituality in a new age. In Carolyn Schwarz and Françoise Dussart (eds), Engaging Christianity in Aboriginal Australia. Special issue of The Australian Journal of Anthropology 21:71-89.

 

Sutton, Peter 2010. Ursula McConnel’s tin trunk: a remarkable recovery. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 134:101-114.

 

Sutton, Peter. 2010. The logic of Wik camping. In Karen Hardy (ed), Archaeological invisibility and forgotten knowledge, pp91-107. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports.

 

Sutton, Peter, and Michael Snow (in press, accepted 29/10/08). Iridescence. In Diana Young (ed) Re-materializing Colour. Oxford: Sean Kingston Publishing.

  

Unpublished academic studies

 

Sutton, P. 1973. Gugu-Badhun and its neighbours. M.A. (Hons) thesis, Macquarie University. 272pp.

 

Sutton, P. 1978. Wik: Aboriginal society, territory and language at Cape Keerweer, Cape York Peninsula, Australia. PhD. thesis, University of Queensland. 348pp.


PAPERS ON PROFESSIONAL ISSUES, PUBLIC POLICY AND CURRENT EVENTS

 

Sutton, P. 1974. Aboriginal languages: the role of research. Aboriginal News 1(8):15-17.

 

Sutton, P. 1981. Land rights and compensation in settled Australia. Social Alternatives 2(2):6-10.

 

Sutton, P. 1982. Anthropology outside the universities in Australia. Australian Anthropological Society Newsletter 15:12-25.

 

Sutton, P. 1983. AAS code of ethics: Consulting work. Australian Anthropological Society Newsletter 15:19-20.

 

Sutton, P. 1983. The buck stops where? Australian Anthropological Society Newsletter 21:23-28. [On ethics.]

 

Sutton, P. 1984. New directions at the South Australian Museum. Aboriginal Heritage Newsletter [South Australia] 14:3-6.

 

Sutton, P. 1984/5. Opinion formation and the problem of group consent. In R.M. and C.H. Berndt (eds.), A collection of essays on Aboriginal land rights for the Government of Western Australia Aboriginal Land Inquiry 1983-84, special issue of Anthropological Forum 5:382-4.

 

Sutton, P. 1984/5. Suggestions for a bicameral system. In R.M. and C.H. Berndt (eds.), A collection of essays on Aboriginal land rights for the Government of Western Australia Aboriginal Land Inquiry 1983-84, special issue of Anthropological Forum 5:395-9.

 

Sutton 1984/5. Proposals for anthropological input to baseline impact studies. In R.M. and C.H. Berndt (eds.), A collection of essays on Aboriginal land rights for the Government of Western Australia Aboriginal Land Inquiry 1983-84, special issue of Anthropological Forum 5:464-5.

 

Sutton, P. 1984/5. Some questions about adjudication, customary law and land. In R.M. and C.H. Berndt (eds.), A collection of essays on Aboriginal land rights for the Government of Western Australia Aboriginal Land Inquiry 1983-84, special issue of Anthropological Forum 5:489-91.

 

Sutton, P. 1986. Draft code of ethics for professional anthropologists in Australia. Australian Anthropological Society Newsletter 29:17-23.

 

Sutton, P. 1986. The Australian anthropological tradition. Australian Anthropological Society Newsletter 29:31-4.

 

Sutton, P. 1986. Projected work in the Lake Eyre Basin 1986-1990. Journal of the Anthropological Society of South Australia 24(1):22-28.

 

Sutton, P. 1986. Anthropologists and development in Arnhem Land. Australian Aboriginal Studies 1986/1:34-38.

 

Sutton, P. 1989. Anchorites on the loose? Anthropology in the Australian art world. Agenda December 1989:20-21. (Reprinted in Bulletin of the Conference of Museum Anthropologists 23:43-46 (1990).)

 

Sutton, P. 1990. The Aurukun project. Records of the South Australian Museum 24:69-70.

 

Sutton, P. 1990. Curating Aboriginal art. Paper presented at Power Institute of Fine Arts symposium, Art Gallery of NSW, 30 October 1990. Ms 13pp.

 

Sutton, P. 1990. Aurukun and Comalco. Artlink 10(1&2):41.

 

Sutton, P. 1990. Planning and decision-making in Cape York Peninsula: whose principles, for whose benefit? Paper precirculated for AIATSIS conference on Remote Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Futures, Townsville July 1990. Word-processed 9pp.

 

Sutton, P. 1990. Dreamings: the story thus far. Bulletin of the Conference of Museum Anthropologists 23:43-46.

 

Sutton, P. 1994. The relative strengths of oral and written evidence. Pp20-24 in J. Fingleton, M. Edmunds & P. McRandle (eds), Proof and management of native title: Summary proceedings of a workshop, Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

 

Sutton, P. 1994. Working on land issues for Aboriginal people. Pp107-113 in P. Jull, M. Mulrennan, M. Sullivan, G. Crough & D. Lea (eds), Surviving Columbus: Indigenous peoples, political reform and environmental management in north Australia, Darwin: NARU, ANU.

 

Sutton, P. 1994. Budgeting for research consultants. Australian Anthropological Society Newsletter 1994/1:1-9.

 

Sutton, P. 1995. Atomism versus Collectivism: the Problem of Group Definition in Native Title Cases. Pp1-10 in Jim Fingleton and Julie Finlayson (eds), Anthropology in the Native Title Era: Proceedings of a Workshop, Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

 

Sutton, P. 1995. Forensic Anthropology in Australia: Does it Have a Case to Answer?. In Julie Finlayson and Diane Smith (eds) Native Title: Emerging Issues for Research, Policy and Practice, pp83-100. Canberra: CAEPR, ANU.

 

Sutton, P. 1996. '...About the Gist of what was Said': Communication in the Context of Native Title'. In Frank McKeown (ed), Native Title: an Opportunity for Understanding pp115-123. Perth: National Native Title Tribunal.

 

Sutton, P. 1996. Discussion of conference topics. In Frank McKeown (ed), Native Title: an Opportunity for Understanding pp44-45, 77-78, 126,  Perth: National Native Title Tribunal.

 

Sutton, Peter 1996. Letter to the Editor [on removals of Aboriginal children]. The Australian 10 October.

 

Sutton, Peter 1997. Tindale’s Legacy Overstated. [Letter to the Editor]. The Australian 17 March.

 

Sutton, Peter 1998. The Academy and Native Title. Lumen [University of Adelaide magazine] January 1998: 12-13.

 

Sutton, Peter 1999. The Reeves Report and the Idea of the 'Community'. In J.C. Altman, F. Morphy and T. Rowse (eds), Land Rights at Risk? Evaluations of the Reeves Report, pp39-52. Canberra: CAEPR (ANU).

 

Sutton, Peter 1999. Anthropological Submission on the Reeves Review. Supplement to Australian Anthropological Society Newsletter 75, March 1999.

 

Sutton, Peter 1999. Anthropological Submission on the Reeves Review. Anthropological Forum 9:189-208.

 

Sutton, Peter 2001. Considerations for the production of native title negotiation anthropological reports. Practicing Anthropology 23(1):24-28.

 

Sutton, Peter 2001. Let's leap across historical hurdles to progress. Archaic policies and cultural mores hurt Aborigines, argues Peter Sutton. The Australian 24 April, p9.

 

Sutton, Peter 2001. Ronald and Catherine Berndt: an appreciation. Anthropological Forum 11:121-124.

 

Sutton, Peter 2001. The politics of suffering: indigenous policy in Australia since the 1970s. Anthropological Forum 11:125-173.

 

Sutton, Peter 2001. The politics of pain. The Age [newspaper, Melbourne] 7 December, p13.

 

Sutton, Peter 2002. Linguistic Evidence and Native Title Cases in Australia. In John Henderson and David Nash (eds), Language in Native Title, pp21-41. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.

 

Sutton, Peter 2003. Star gazing. [Letter to the Editor, re Hindmarsh Island]. The Australian 20 May.

 

Sutton, Peter 2004. Social scientists and native title cases in Australia. General Anthropology (Bulletin of the General Anthropology Division of the American Anthropological Association) 11 (1):1-5.

 

Sutton, Peter 2005. The politicisation of disease and the disease of politicisation: causal theories and the Indigenous health differential. In Proceedings of the 8th National Rural Health Conference, Alice Springs, 10-13 March, 2005, ed. Lesley Fitzpatrick and Gordon Gregory. Canberra: National Rural Health Alliance, 2005.

 

Sutton, Peter 2005. Social scientists and native title cases in Australia. In Bill Sillar and Cressida Fforde (eds) Conservation, Identity and Ownership in Indigenous Archaeology. London: special issue of Public Archaeology 4:121-126.

 

Sutton, Peter 2006. Rage, reason and the honourable cause: a reply to Cowlishaw. Australian Aboriginal Studies 2005/2:35-43.

 

Sutton, Peter 2006. Surprise discovery of early anthropological papers in Adelaide. The Australian Anthropological Society Newsletter 103:1-2.

 

Sutton, Peter 2006. Unexpected treasure: surprise discovery of early anthropological papers by Ursula McConnel in Adelaide. Anthropology Today 22:21.

 

Sutton, Peter 2006. Surprise discovery of early anthropological papers in Adelaide. The Australian Linguistic Society Newsletter November 2006:2-3.

 

Sutton, Peter 2008. After consensus. The Griffith Review 21:199-216.

 

Sutton, Peter 2008. Twilight of old radicals. The Weekend Australian August 9-10 p26.

 

Sutton, Peter 2008. Last drinks: correspondence. Quarterly Essay 31:77-80

 

Sutton, Peter 2009. Let’s not shut our eyes to the truth. Outback blindness won’t be eradicated unless sufferers change their behaviour, warns Peter Sutton. The Australian 30/09/09 p14.

 

Sutton, Peter 2009. Radical hope: correspondence. Quarterly Essay 36:112-115.

 

Sutton, Peter 2010. Lord Somers Camp 1932. The Journal. Lord Somers Camp and Power House 60(1):8-9 & 28.

 

 

Reviews

 

1972. Review of four AIAS publications on Aboriginal languages. Mankind 8:321-22.

 

1975. Review of J. Kirton Papers in Australian linguistics 5 (Canberra 1971), Oceania 46:159-60.

 

1977. Review of B. Schebeck, L. Hercus & I. White Papers in Australian linguistics 6 (Canberra 1973), Oceania 47:330-31.

 

1977. Review of D. Tryon Daly Family languages, Australia (Canberra 1974), Oceania 47:331-32.

 

1979. Review of E. Vaszolyi Aboriginal Australians speak (Perth 1976), Ethnic Studies 3:90-91.

 

1980. Review of C. Kilham Thematic organisation of Wik-Munkan discourse (Canberra 1977), Oceania 51:67.

 

1980. Review of R. Moyle Songs of the Pintupi (Canberra 1979), Mankind 12:373-74.

 

1981. Review of R.M.W. Dixon The languages of Australia (Cambridge 1980), Aboriginal History 5:169-71.

 

1983. Review of G. Breen The Mayi languages of the Queensland Gulf Country (Canberra 1981), Mankind 13:555-56.

 

1983. Review of F. Wordick The Yindjibarndi language (Canberra 1982), Mankind 14:145-46.

 

1984. Pitjantjatjara polemic. [Review of P. Toyne and D. Vachon Growing up the country - the Pitjantjatjara struggle for their land (Melbourne 1984), The Adelaide Review September 1984:20]

 

1984. Civilisation as we knew it. [Review of A. Macfarlane The origins of English individualism: the family, property and social transition (Oxford 1978), The Adelaide Review October 1984:15]

 

1985. Gaps and lapses. [Review of M. Gumbert Neither justice nor reason: a legal and anthropological analysis of land rights (St Lucia 1984), The Adelaide Review February 1985:17-18]

 

1986. Review of D. Bolinger, Language, the loaded weapon (Longman) Mankind 16:73.

 

1986. Review of T. Swain, Interpreting Aboriginal religion: an historical account, Adelaide: AASR 1985.Oceania 57:76-9.

 

1987. Getting friends. Intricate cross-linkings. Review of S. Wild (ed.) Rom: An Aboriginal ritual of diplomacy. Canberra: AIAS. Australian Book Review 96:15-16.

 

1987. Review of F.R. Myers, Pintupi country, Pintupi self (Washington 1986). American Ethnologist 14:588-9.

 

1987. From horizontal to perpendicular: Two recent books on Central Australian Aboriginal painting. [Review of N. Amadio et al, Albert Namatjira, the life and work of an Australian painter. Melbourne: Macmillan 1986, and of J Maughan & J. Zimmer (eds) Dot & circle: A retrospective of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia Melbourne: MIT 1986. Records of the South Australian Museum 21:161-5.

 

1989. Review of D.J. Mulvaney, Encounters in place. Outsiders and Aboriginal Australians 1606-1985. Brisbane: University of Queensland Press 1989. The Advertiser March 18.

 

1989. Review of The speaking land. Myth and story in Aboriginal Australia, by R.M. Berndt & C.H. Berndt, Melbourne: Penguin 1989; and Black words, white page. Aboriginal literature 1929-1988, by Adam Shoemaker, Brisbane: University of Queensland Press. The Advertiser 12 August.

 

1989. Review of We are here. Politics of aboriginal land tenure, ed. Edwin N. Wilmsen, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989. Science 246:510-511.

 

1991. Review of J. Downing, Country of my spirit, Darwin: North Australia Research Unit, 1988. The Australian Journal of Anthropology 2:1.

 

1993. Review of D.S. Trigger, Whitefella comin': Aboriginal responses to colonialism in northern Australia, Melbourne: CUP 1992. Anthropological Forum   :621-3.

 

Review of H. Morphy, Ancestral Connections: Art and an Aboriginal System of Knowledge, Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1991. Canberra Anthropology 17:93-95.

 

1996. Review of I. Keen, Knowledge and Secrecy in an Aboriginal Religion. Oxford: Clarendon Press 1994. Canberra Anthropology 19:136-138.

 

1996. Review of E. Toohey, Kie Daudai: Notes and Sketches from Cape York. Ravenshoe (Queensland): The Author. Aboriginal History 20:236.

 

2000. Review of A. Duranti, Linguistic Anthropology, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1997, and W.A. Foley, Anthropological Linguistics: An Introduction, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers 1997. Australian Journal of Linguistics 20:85-87.

 

2001. Review of Patrick McConvell and Nicholas Evans (eds), Archaeology and linguistics: Aboriginal Australia in global perspective. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1997. Oceania 72:82-83.

 

2002. Culture, civilisation and designer tribalism. Review of Roger Sandall, The Culture Cult. Designer Tribalism and Other Essays. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press 2001. St Mark’s Review 2002 (3):40-42.

 

Sutton, Peter 2005. Material culture and sacred landscape: the anthropology of the Siberian Khanty by Peter Jordan (review article). Public Archaeology 4:276-280.

 

Sutton, Peter 2005.After Captain Cooke [sic]. Edited by Rodney Harrison and Christine Williamson (review). Public Archaeology 4:281-282.

 

Sutton, Peter 2006. Review of Fred R. Myers 2002, Painting Culture. The Making of an Aboriginal High Art. Durham (North Carolina) and London: Duke University Press. Oceania 76:317-318.

 

Sutton, Peter 2007. The unwavering eye: David McKnight's ethnographic-historical legacy. Review article, re David McKnight 2004, Going the Whiteman's Way. Kinship and Marriage among Australian Aborigines. Aldershot: Ashgate. The Australian Journal of Anthropology 18:227-230.

 

Unpublished lectures (selection)

 

2006 Norman Tindale and native title: his appearance in the Yulara Case. Norman B Tindale Memorial Lecture, South Australian Museum, 2 December.

 

2006 After consensus: Cultural politics and Australian indigenous affairs since 2000. Keynote address at the symposium Anthropology in the West 1956-2006, the celebration for the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Western Australia, on 9 December.