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Place and people : an ecology of a New Guinean community

Clarke, William Carey


The major purpose of this book is to describe the interaction between a place and its people. The people are a Maring-speaking clan cluster called the Bomagai-Angoiang, who number only 154 persons. Their place, or territory, is in such a remote part of the Bismarck Mountains of Australian New Guinea that the people{u2019}s first face-to-face contact with white men was delayed until 1958. Mr. Clarke{u2019}s focus is on the people{u2019}s subsistence behavior viewed ecologically. In what ways are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1971
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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