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John McInerney's journal 1945-1948 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1039927
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
McInerney, John Cranston, 1916-1953
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 195? 
126 leaves : 1 port. ; 30 cm. 
Summary

Journal mostly written in New Guinea during World War II when McInerney was serving as a Medical Officer. Includes Kuman vocabularies, descriptions of folklore, and customs and practices of the Dengla-Maguagu people.

Biography/History

Doctor. John McInerney served in New Guinea during the war. After the war he returned to New Guinea to become District Medical Officer at Wewak. He died when his Auster crashed into the sea at Vanimo, in March 1953.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9718

Caption title

Reproduction Typescript  Original held in the Mitchell Library, Sydney. 
Subjects McInerney, John Cranston, 1916-1953 -- Diaries.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Papua New Guinea -- Personal narratives -- Australian.  |  Chimbu (Papua New Guinean people) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Papua New Guinea -- Medical care.  |  Medical personnel -- Papua New Guinea -- Diaries.  |  Chimbu (Papua New Guinean people) -- Folklore.  |  Chimbu (Papua New Guinean people) -- Languages.  |  Medical personnel -- Papua New Guinea -- Wewak District.  |  Papua New Guinea -- Languages.
Occupation Doctors.

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