Author: Eleanor Foster

Eleanor Foster is a PhD Student in the Department of Social Anthropology and Research Assistant at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge. Her research explores Indigenous Australian material culture that was collected from pastoral properties in the nineteenth century and is now held in British and European museums. She is interested in the social lives of these objects and the meanings they hold for people today.

Objects as Windows into Colonial Relationships: The Bonney Collection and Pastoral Australia

Nineteenth-century pastoral properties were sites for rich and diverse social interactions where objects played a key role in station life and its cross-cultural and inter-colonial dimensions.

Eleanor Foster

19 March 2024

Connect with us

If you'd like to get involved, then please get in touch with us at

About the Museum

Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Downing Street
+44 (0)1223 333516

Visit the MAA Website
Search the Collections


Follow us


If you wish to donate online, then please go to the University of Cambridge campaign webpage.




Subscribe to receive notifications when we post new blog entries: