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Papers of Ernest William Pearson Chinnery, 1897-1971 [manuscript]
Bib ID 461080
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Chinnery, E. W. Pearson (Ernest William Pearson), 1887-1972
 
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Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1897-1971 
8.43 m. (61 boxes) + 8 folio items. 
Summary

Papers comprise official, personal & academic correspondence, diaries, photos, patrol reports, field notebooks, conference papers, lectures, broadcasts, articles, anthropological writings & research material, administration handbooks & ordinances, publications on anthropology, language, education & United Nations. Papers relate to Chinnery's career in Papua & New Guinea as Patrol Officer, Government Anthropologist, Director Dept of District Services & Native Affairs, Director Native Affairs & Commonwealth Adviser on Native Affairs in Aust. Papers relating to Chinnery's association with Far Eastern Liaison Office during World War II, South Seas Commission Conference 1947, United Nations missions to Africa & aspects of PNG including history, exploration, anthropology, genealogy, language, education, health, missions, crimes & discipline, native rights, mining, trade & pre-war wartime & post-war administration. Correspondents include: Staniforth Smith, John Taylor, C.L.A. Abbott, Bill Harney, A.P. Elkin, Theodor Strehlow, Camilla Wedgwood, Olive Pink, Baldwin Spencer, A.C. Haddon, Margaret Mead.b

Biography/History

Patrol Officer, Papua, 1910; Gov Anthropologist, New Guinea, 1924-32; Director, Dept. of District Services & Native Affairs, New Guinea, 1932-38; Director, Native Affairs Branch, Northern Territory, 1938-46.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: NLA MS 766.

Associated materials: Diaries of Sarah Chinnery, 1920-1937 MS 8974, MS Acc03.145.

Related Material Diaries of Sarah Chinnery, maps and photograph negatives are held in National Library of Australia. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available (38 p.) in Manuscript Reading Room, and on the Internet at http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms766 
Subjects Harney, W. E. - (William Edward), - 1895-1962 - Correspondence.  |  Smith, Staniforth, - 1869-1934 - Correspondence.  |  Chinnery, E. W. Pearson - (Ernest William Pearson), - 1887-1972 - Archives.  |  Abbott, C. L. A. - (Charles Lydiard Aubrey), - 1886-1975 - Correspondence.  |  Anthropologists - Papua New Guinea - Archives.  |  Peace officers - Papua New Guinea - Archives.  |  Public officers - Archives.  |  Colonial administrators - Papua New Guinea - Archives.
Time Coverage 1897-1971 
Occupation Public servants.  |  Colonial administrators.  |  Anthropologists.  |  Patrol officers.

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