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by A. C. Haddon




British New Guinea in 1910, in which, after a short stay among the people of some of the western Solomon I slands, including those of that old centre of the head hunters, the Rubiana lagoon, and a preparatory and instructive journey in New Guinea among the large villages of the Mekeo district, I struck across country by a little known route, via Lapeka, to I do-I do and on to Dilava, and thus passed by way of further preparation through the Kuni country, and ultimately reached the district of the Mafulu villages, of whose people very little was known, and which was therefore the mecca of my pilgrimage.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www.forgottenbooks.org
Download The Mafulu Mountain People of British New Guinea, Robert W. Williamson, With an Introduction (Classic Reprint) epub
ISBN: 1451019327
ISBN13: 978-1451019322
Category: Politics
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Author: A. C. Haddon
Language: English
Publisher: Forgotten Books (August 26, 2012)
Pages: 534 pages
ePUB size: 1376 kb
FB2 size: 1133 kb
Rating: 4.4
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This book is a specialist item that will appeal to those with an historical and ethnographic interest in the peoples of Papua New Guinea. Th Mafulu (now called usually North Mekeo)are the people described and the research took place in 1910. Fortunate to have Sacred Heart missionaries, unlike others in nearby regions, their customs were respected and serious scholarship by the Fathers on kinship and language greatly aided Williamson's work. Sometimes tedious in thoroughness of its descriptions, with effort the book repays the reader. I purchased the Kindle edition and it is completely portable rather than on a university library's shelves.
Went Tyu
This Kindle edition leaves out 100+ photographs which were in the original book.

Since the text is largely a commentary on the plates, this version is rendered 95% useless.

Another problem is the many charts are gibberish in this Kindle presentation.