Jim Rhoads


  • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr Jim Rhoads has retitred from full-time employment and is currently undertaking research into Papuan Gulf spirit boards and social identity.

His professional career has two parts. For more than 30 years he was an anthropologist / archaeologist specialising in Papua New Guinea and Australian Indigenous cultures. Second, he also served as a senior / executive manager with the Commonwealth and two State governments for about 18 years - specialising in strategic planning and policy development and review. During the last 14 years of his public service employment, Jim was involved with the W.S. Lonnie Awards, first as the IPAA Council member responsible for overseeing the awards’ redevelopment and management, then later as a judge.

Education/Academic qualification

Prehistory, PhD, Melanesian Sago palm users, Australian National University

Award Date: 7 Aug 1980

External positions

Honorary Research Associate, Australian Museum

2016 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Material Culture
  • Melanesia
  • social identity


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