Dr Valérie Boll

Honorary Research Associate Anthropology

+61 448 801 195


Valérie arrived in Adelaide from France in July 2000 to undertake post-doctoral studies. In 2009, she became an Honorary Research Associate in Anthropology at the Museum.


Position at Other Organisation   

  • Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Research and Documentation on Oceania, University of Provence, Marseille, France


Research Interests   

Academic background in art, anthropology and zoology.   Expertise in traditions and beliefs about frogs and traditional ecological knowledge in North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.


Current Research Projects

Planning a research project involving South Australian Museum and Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, Cardwell, Queensland.


Awards & Achievements

  • Curated an exhibition project "Following Garkman: the frog in N.E. Arnhem Land". The exhibition was developed by the South Australian Museum for the 2007 program.



  • Honours Diploma in Art

  • PhD in Anthropology



  1. Boll, V. (2006).  Following Garkman, the frog in North-East Arnhem Land (Australia). Australian Zoologist 33:4: 436–445.

  2. Boll, V. and McArthur, L.. (2005). Sur les traces de Garkman, la grenouille, dans le Nord-Est de la Terre d'Arnhem (Australie). (Following Garkman, the frog in North-East Arnhem Land, Australia). Journal de la Société des Océanistes, 120-121:1-2: 41–55.

  3. Boll, V. (2004). The distribution and ethnozoology of frogs (and toad) in Northeastern Arnhem Land, Australia. Anthropozoologica. L'homme et l'animal, Société de Recherche interdisciplinaire. Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 39:2: 445–456.

  4. Boll, V. (2003). Le monde fragile des grenouilles en Australie. (The fragile world of frogs in Australia). Combat Nature, 140: 21–22.

  5. Boll, V. (2000). Autour du couple ambigu crapaud-grenouille. Recherches ethnozoologiques. (About the ambiguous toad-frog couple: anthropozoological research). Published PhD thesis, 211 pp. Paris: L'Harmattan.