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Plumes from paradise : trade cycles in outer Southeast Asia and their impact on New Guinea and nearby islands until 1920 / Pamela Swadling ; with contributions by Roy Wagner and Billai Laba
Bib ID 2472255
Format BookBook
Author
Swadling, Pamela
 
Description Coorparoo DC, Queensland Australia : Papua New Guinea National Museum in association with Robert Brown & Associates, 1996 
352 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm. 
ISBN 9980851031
Full contents
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The rise and decline of the Spice Islands
  • 3. The plume trade: the demands of Asian traders and the first birds of paradise to reach Europe
  • 4. The plume trade: the demands of natural historians
  • 5. The plume trade: the demands of fashion-conscious European women and the growth of the conservation movement
  • 6. Sultans, suzerains and the colonial division of New Guinea
  • 7. Collecting and trading in the Raja Empat Islands, the Bird's Head and Cendrawasih Bay
  • 8. The massoy, trepang and plume trade of Onin, Kowiai and Mimika (Southwest New Guinea)
  • 9. Trade with the Aru Islands and Trans Fly coast of New Guinea
  • 10. Copra, birds and profits in the Merauke region
 
Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 308-333.

Subjects Feather industry -- New Guinea.  |  Feather industry -- New Guinea -- History.  |  Birds -- Conservation -- New Guinea.
Other authors/contributors Wagner, Roy  |  Laba, Billai

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