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Between wealth and poverty: Otto Finsch on Mabuyag, 1881

Howes, Hilary


The late nineteenth-century German traveller-naturalist Otto Finsch (1839-1917) visited Torres Strait from October 1881 to January 1882 as part of a far longer Pacific voyage, which lasted from April 1879 to November 1882. I discuss his impressions and experiences of Mabuyag (Mabuiag Island, also known as Jervis Island), particularly its natural history and the cultural and social life of its inhabitants.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Memoirs of the Queensland Museum: Cultural Heritage Series
Access Rights: Open Access


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