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For science, salvage & state - official collecting in colonial New Guinea

Edmundson, Anna Margaret


The Papuan Official Collection is a unique colonial collection assembled between 1907 and 1938 by government officers of the Australian administration of the Territory of Papua. It represents the first instance in the world where a colonial government made ethnographic collecting a requisite duty of its field officers. This unusual turn of events came at the insistence of Papua's first and longest serving Lieutenant-Governor, J.H.P. Murray, who administered the colony for over three decades....[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5c6e71a02d5c7
Embargoed until: 2099-12-31
Access Rights: Restricted access


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