Title

'Why did they take him away?' The theft of Neddy Larkin

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Garbutt, R, Sten, R, Smith, J, Harrington, D, Jones, T & Ryan, M 2017, ''Why did they take him away?' The theft of Neddy Larkin', History and Anthropology, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 584-604.

Published version available from:

https://doi.org/10.1080/02757206.2017.1348945

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Neddy Larkin, a Bundjalung man from New South Wales, Australia, was stolen from his grave and in 1891 sold to the Peabody Museum, Cambridge, MA. This paper uses the methodology and concepts outlined in Latour’s An Inquiry into Modes of Existence to chart Neddy Larkin’s transitions from kinsman to scientific data.