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Detail of wrap of  WHERE THE SPIRITS DWELL - An Odyssey in the Jungle of New Guinea. (schneebaum1p 150/222).
Schneebaum, Tobias. WHERE THE SPIRIT DWELLS. An Odyssey in the New Guinea Jungle. BNo. 0-8021-3166-2. First Edition, 1989 (pb) (1988). Pp: xi, 212; 205mm x 140mm; 0.32kg. 25 b/w(pl), 1 map(dp). Acknowledgments, glossary of words, bibliography. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Grove Press, New York, 1988. (The author tells the story of his four years among the Asmat of New Guinea. This book is the final volume of his autobiographical trilogy) (Keywords: Cultural sociology, anthropology, Pacific, Melanesia, New Guinea, Asmat).
Book Code: E474 AU$18
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Detail of wrap - NEWS FROM ISLANDS - Artist's interviews, texts and correspondence (seeto01p 170/194 SEET01)
Seeto, Aaron (curator); Claire Armstrong (editor). NEWS FROM ISLANDS. Artist's interviews, texts and correspondence. BNo.978-1-875199-58-7. First Edition, 2007 (pb). Pp: 127; 240mm x 210mm; 0.56kg. Num col, some b/w. Artists, preface, foreword, biographies, list of works. A very good paperback copy with stitch binding in a sleeve box. Wrp: vg; sl: vg. Campbelltown Art Centre, Campbelltown, NSW, 2007. (This catalogue was produced for the exhibition of art works of over twentyfive artists from the islands of the Pacific which was held at the Cambelltown Arts Centre in September-October 2007. It contains artist's interviews, texts and essays) (Keywords: Contemporary art, Pacific, Oceania, Melanesia, Polynesia, Australia, artists, culture, community, exhibition).
Book Code: U373 AU$30
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Detail of wrapper  -  ROOTS OF THE EARTH  -  Crops in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea   (sillitoe3p 150/227  SILL03).
Sillitoe, Paul. ROOTS OF THE EARTH. Crops in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. BNo. 0-86840-065-3. First Edition, 1983. Pp: xvii, 285; 230mm x 155mm; 0.69kg. 14 b/w(pl), 61 fig, 46 tab, 2 maps. Preface, appendices I to V, references, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. New South Wales University Press, Kensington NSW, 1983. (This study focues upon the agriculture culture of the Wola people. The book contains a minute analysis of their diet and examines the rules governing planting and harvesting of the many crops) (Keywords: Anthropology, Pacific, Melanesia, New Guinea, Highlands, Wola).
Book Code: F307 AU$36
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Simpson, Colin. PLUMES AND ARROWS. Inside New Guinea. BNo. n/a. Reprint Edition, 1965 (1962). Pp: viii, 422; 235mm x 155mm; 0.92kg 34 col, 48 b/w, 18 fig, 6 maps. Appendix, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1962. (This book is a selective combination of the author's Adam with Arrows, Adam in Plumes, and Islands of Men) (Keywords: Exploration, Pacific, Melanesia, New Guinea, Kukukuku, Wabag, Wahgi).
Book Code: A113 AU$35
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Detail of wrapper  -  KIAP  -  Australia's Patrol Officers in Papua New Guinea  (sinclair5p 170/224  SINC5).
Sinclair, James. KIAP - Australia's Patrol Officers in Papua New Guinea. BNo. 0-85807-0529. First Edition, 1981. Pp: 295; 275mm x 210mm; 1.50kg. 174 b/w, 1 map. Introduction, acknowledgments, glossary, illustrations, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Pacific Publications (Aust) Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1981. (Much of his thirty years in New Guinea was spent as a specialist in 'first contact' work with remote tribes. The text and photographs in this book recapture the excitement of that period) (Keywords: Exploration, Pacific, Melanesia, New Guinea).
Book Code: C685 AU$55
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Smith, W. Ramsay. IN SOUTHERN SEAS. Wanderings of a Naturalist. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1924. Pp: xviii, 297; 215mm x 140mm; 0.65kg. 30 b/w(pl), 2 maps. Foreword, preface, index. A good hardback copy which has been rebound in contemporary boards. Cvr: g. John Murray, London, 1924. (A narrative about a naturalist's visit to New Caledonia, New Hebrides (Vanuatu) and Australia. There are five chapters on the Australian Aborigines) (Keywords: Anthropology, natural history, Pacific, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Australia, Aboriginal).
Book Code: C059 AU$85
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Detail of wrap - PIECES OF PARADISE  (specht03p 165/223 SPEC03).
Specht, Jim (text) & Fiona Doig (editor). PIECES OF PARADISE. Australian Natural History - Supplement No.1, 1988. BNo. 0-7305-4598-9. First Edition, 1988 (pb). Pp: 48; 290mm x 215mm; 0.20kg. 86 col, 1 b/w, 1 map. Director's foreword. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. The Australian Museum Trust, Sydney, 1988. (This catalogue illustrates some of the artefacts in the Museum's collection from a number of the Pacific Islands) (Keywords: Ethnology, Pacific, Melanesia, New Guinea, New Caledonia).
Book Code: T256 AU$15
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Detail of wrapper -  NEW GUINEA - THE LAST UNKNOWN  -   From early European voyagers to patrols  of 1960s  (souter1p 150/231  SOUT1).
Souter, Gavin. NEW GUINEA - THE LAST UNKNOWN. From early European voyagers to patrols of 1960s. BNo. 0-207-94627-2. Reprint Edition, 1970 (1963). Pp: (xii), 296; 235mm x 150mm; 0.82kg. 56 b/w, 6 maps. Acknowledgments, chronology, selected bibliography, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Angus and Robertson Ltd, Sydney, 1970. (This book tells the story of New Guinea from the earliest recorded impressions of European voyagers to the patrols up to the early 1960s. The Last Unknown gives a balanced and lively account of the people, policies, and the exploits that had made the island what it was when Gavin Souter wrote this book) (Keywords: Exploration, Pacific, Melanesia, New Guinea).
Book Code: C477 AU$32
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Detail of wrapper  -  SELF-DECORATION IN MOUNT HAGEN   (strathern01p  155/198  STRA01)
Strathern, Andrew & Marilyn. SELF-DECORATION IN MOUNT HAGEN. In Papua New Guinea Highlands. BNo.0-7156-0516-X. First Edition, 1971. Pp: xii, 208; 230mm x 175mm; 0.80kg. 31 col, 84 b/w, 6 fig, 7 tab, 1 map. Orthography notes, preface, appendices I to III, references, bibliography, acknow, index. A good copy in dust wrapper (page 93 creased). Cvr: g; dw: f (chipped, worn and piece missing from back of wrap). Gerald Duckworth & Company Limited, London, 1971. (This book describes styles of decoration prevalent in the Mount Hagen area and the variations expressive of individuality) (Keywords: Ethnology, tribal customs, Pacific, Melanesia, New Guinea).
Book Code: M875 AU$60
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