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...[Show more]
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