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The early ethnographic writings of EW Pearson Chinnery: Government Anthropologist of New Guinea

Lawrence, David


EW Pearson Chinnery (1887–1972) occupied a number of senior positions in the Australian colonial administrations of the territories of Papua and New Guinea in the 1920s and 1930s. His career may therefore be conveniently examined in two parts: his appointment as a District Officer in Papua from 1910 to 1917, and, following service with the Australian Flying Corps during World War I and studies in anthropology at Cambridge University, his work in the Mandated Territory of New Guinea from 1924 to...[Show more]

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