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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]

dc.contributor.authorHowes, Hilary
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-22T04:57:47Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/206512
dc.description.abstractBest 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). The town of Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea’s Morobe Province still bears his name, as do several bird species and a crater on the moon (the latter designated posthumously in his honor by the International Astronomical Union in 1976).
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherTribal Art Magazine
dc.rights© 2019 Tribal Art Magazine
dc.sourceTribal Art Magazine
dc.titleOtto Finsch: images of the Pacific, 1879-1885
dc.typeNewspaper/magazine article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolumeXXIII-2
dc.date.issued2019
local.identifier.absfor210313 - Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori)
local.identifier.ariespublicationU1021258xPUB188
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.tribalartmagazine.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationHowes, Hilary, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue91
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage130
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage143
local.identifier.absseo950599 - Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2020-04-19T08:22:03Z
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