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'It is not so!' Otto Finsch, Expectations and Encounters in the Pacific, 1865-85

Howes, Hilary


This article focuses on the Pacific experiences of the German ornithologist and ethnologist Otto Finsch (1839–1917). Between 1879 and 1882, Finsch voyaged extensively in the Pacific, visiting Hawai‘i, parts of Micronesia and island Melanesia, New Zealand, New Guinea and the Torres Strait Islands. In 1884, he returned to New Guinea and was instrumental in the acquisition of Kaiser-Wilhelmsland and the Bismarck Archipelago as German protectorates.While his numerous publications on the indigenous...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Historical Records of Australian Science
DOI: 10.1071/HR11002


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