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School of Civil Affairs albums of the Solomon Islands, Malaita, Guadalcanal, Ontong Java and Abelam people, New Guinea, 1933-1940
Bib ID 8532893
Format PicturePicture [still image, volume]
Description 1933-1940 
2 albums (236 photographs) : black and white ; 9 x 9 cm 
Series

Hallstrom Pacific Collection.

Summary

Collection of photographs documenting men women and children daily activities in their village communities. Scenes of food preparation, buildings shelters, display of carvings, yam planting, gardening, weaving, fishing, ritual feasts, birth and death ceremonies.

Phyllis Kaberry, Australian anthropologist, carried out fieldwork between 1939 and 1940 the Sepik district of the League of Nations Mandated Territory of New Guinea. Herbert Ian Hogbin, also anthropologist conducted a series of field studies between 1933 and 1934 in Malanesia, first in Guadalcanal and Malaita in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate, and then in Wogea in the Territory of New Guinea. Hogbin served in the Directorate of Research and Civil Affairs as a lieutenant colonel--Information from reference source.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer based on inscriptions.

"School of Civil Affairs photographs of the Solomon Islands. Prints of photographs of Peoples of Malaita & Guadalcanal. Prints of photographs of People of Ontong, Java, by H.I. Hogbin."--Inscribed on front cover of album 1; "School of Civil Affairs, prints of photographs of the Abelam people (T.N.G.) taken by Dr. P Kaberry 1939/40"--Inscribed on front cover of album 2.

Source of Acquisition Donated by the Australian National University, 2019. 
Subjects Village communities -- Solomon Islands -- Photographs.  |  Solomon Islanders -- Solomon Islands -- Portraits.  |  Abelam (Papua New Guinean people) -- Rites and ceremonies -- Photographs.  |  East Sepik Province (Papua New Guinea) -- Social life and customs -- Photographs.  |  Ontong Java Atoll (Solomon Islands) -- Photographs.  |  Guadalcanal Island (Solomon Islands) -- Photographs.  |  Malaita Province (Solomon Islands) -- Photographs.
Other authors/contributors Kaberry, Phyllis M. (Phyllis Mary), 1910-1977 photographer  |  Hogbin, H. Ian (Herbert Ian), 1904-1989 photographer
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