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Von Brandenstein's turtle: Expanding histories of interaction between Indigenous Australians of the Northern Pilbara and Islanders of Eastern Indonesia (2023)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Antoinette Schapper.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Seacountries of Northern Australia and Island Neighbours", at the 2023 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In the 1970s, the linguist Carl-Georg von Brandenstein claimed that the Portuguese had established a "secret colony" in the Pilbara. He argued that linguistic material from Indigenous Australian languages of the northern Pilbara which looked to be Portguese in origin supported his hypothesis. Archaeological research has...