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The Papuan Official Collection : the biography of a collection at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra

Schaffarczyk, Sylvia


This thesis explores the history of the Papuan Official Collection (POC) from conception, through its acquisition and travel from Papua to Australia, to its storage in Sydney and then in Canberra. It also looks at the ties the Collection has with collections in other institutions. In short, the thesis constructs a biography for a museum collection with a complex history. The primary aim of this thesis is to understand why and how the POC - an ethnographic collection consisting...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008-07
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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