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Otto Finsch: images of the Pacific, 1879-1885

Howes, Hilary

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Best known today for his involve-ment in the German colonial annexation of northeastern New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago, Friedrich Hermann Otto Finsch (1839–1917) was a self-taught ornithologist, ethnologist, and museum curator. He was rec-ognized in his own lifetime as a “perceptive observer” and “collector par excellence,” but struggled to gain traction for his interpretations of Pacifi c peoples and societies among his for-mally trained peers (Luschan 1897: 76; Schmeltz 1894: 268)....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Newspaper/magazine article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/206512
Source: Tribal Art Magazine

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