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speciality is in the ocean world, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific is a
subsidiary interest only, and we are certainly not experts in the bibliography
of the region.
Last update 1 May 2007.
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and I.W.Shevill. F.W.Cheshire, Melbourne and London, 1949. This is an imporetant,
informative and concise book on a subject of wide national and international
interest. It deals with the salient features of Australia's responsibility
in native colonisation and discusses the white man's contribution to New
Guinea life, whether as a trader, miner, administrator, missionary, educator
or soldier. Hardcover, dustjacket, 160 pagesno images, index. Copy
offered is in excellent condition. $26
SOLD **** ADAM WITH ARROWS. Inside New Guinea. $15.00. Secondhand.
Life and Ceremony of the Gogodala. A.L.Crawford.
THE VILLAGE. Local Politics in Madang, Papua New Guinea. $25
CANNIBALS ARE HUMAN A District Officer's Wife in New Guinea. Helen McLeod. Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1961 The author spent ten years with her husband in New Guinea, he being a senior official of the administration. She accompanied her husband on patrol into the Southern Highlands, where no white woman had been before "and felt the cannibal natives eyeing her up and down in terms of meat". With keen insight she draws attention to some of the more pressing problms facing these fascinating people. $45
POLITICS. Changing patterns of leadership in the Papua new Guinea Highlands.
DOCTOR'S WIFE IN PAPUA. Margaret Spencer. Robert Hale, London,1964. The doctor as posted to Ferguson Island in the D'Entrecasteaux Group to the north-east of the 'tail' of New Guinea. "Mrs Spencer, yet knowledgeably, describes not only the island and its trouble history but also every aspect of the daily life of the hunters and fishermen. There are fascinating glimpses of the animal and bird life and of the strange customs ands rituals of the natives. Vividly depicted too, is the unending struggle against disease, malnutrition, and the effects of sourcery. Hardcover, dustjacket, 176 pages, a few mono prints. Book is in excellent condition, with a near perfect jacket. $54
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Northern and Milne Bay Provinces.$12.00
AND CELEBRATIONS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA.$12.00
SOLD ** FRANK HURLEY IN PAPUA. Photographs of the 1920-1923 Expeditions.
Jim Specht and John Fields. $80.00
OF WAR. Life and Death in the New Guinea Stone Age. $30.00
HUNTERS OF PAPUA $50.00 A second-hand copy in excellent condition.
SOLD ** INTRODUCTION TO SEPIK ART OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA $25.00
PAPUA NEW GUINEA $35.00
IN THE MIDST OF LIFE Affect and Ideation in the World of the Tolai. A.L.Epstein. University of California Press, 1992. The Tolai of East New Britain, Papua New Guinea, have embraced the modern world and yet retained their wise culture. This is an indepth study into one of the most remarkabl of New Guinea cultures. Hardcover, dust jacket, 317 pages, index, notes,bibliography, no images. New copy. $46
AND MARRIAGIN A NEW GUINEA VILLAGE. $40.00
SOLD ** KAIKAI ANIANI $30.00
SOLD ** KIAP. Australia's Patrol Ofices in Papua New Guinea. $60.00
SOLD ** LAND OF THE HULIS $25.00
SOLD **LANDFALLS OF PARADISE. $45.00.
SOLD ** MEN AND BIRDS OF PARADISE
SOLD ** NEW GUINEA DIARY $10.00
NEW GUINEA DIARIES 1871 - 1883. Nikolai Nikolaevich Mikloucho-Macklay. Trandslated from the Russian with biographical comments by C.L.Sentinella. Kristen Press, Madang, Papua new Guinea. This reprint 1975. The diaries are the 'primary data' source for many of this great anthroplogists essays and books and make for very interesting and personal reading. Softcover, 353 pages, mono prints, a glossary of dialect terms, index, footnotes. Cipy offered is in excelent condition. $38
SOLD ** PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The First 100 Years. $50.00
SOLD **PAPUA NEW GUINEA $30.00
SOLD **PAPUA NEW GUINEA. $40
NEW GUINEA - Country of Challenge & Opportunity. $12.00
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - GEOGRAPHY AND CHANGE Diana Howlett. Thomas Nelson (Aust) Ltd., Melbourne. 1973 Although a scholarly work, it is easily read and covers eight chapters: Traditional Society, Population Distribution and Demofraphy, Physical Environment, Traditional Economy, Expatriate Primary Industries, Village Economy, Society. Softcover, 180 pages, mono print, index. Copy is in vry good condition with cover only slightly scuffed. $28
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - MOMENT OF TRUTH Ian Todd. Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1874 The author looks at the development of Papua new Guinea: its historical background, its political and economic evolution - and its prospects for a challenging futur. He discuses the problems and achievements of the Australian adninbistration; the controversial Torres Strait Islands question; and the separatist movements; the traditional customs and cults that are still so much a prt of life in Papua New Guinea. Harcover, dustjacket183 pages, mono and colour prints, tables, index. Includes a map in a pocket on the inside back cover. Book is completely intact, in excellent condition. $45
SOLD *** PAPUA NEW GUINEA DECIMAL STAMPS 1966-1982
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TALES. A selection of stopries from Air Niugini's in-flight magazine.
SOLD ** PATROL INTO YESTERDAY. My New Guinea Years. $30.00
PARLIAMENT OF A THOUSAND TRIBES A Study of New Guinea. Osmar White. William Heinemann Ltd, 1965 A study of the development of politics in a land where the British, Dutch, and German governments all had a finger in the pie, and now (at the time of publiction) was under Australian and Indonesian control. Hardcover, dustjacket, 256 pages, mono prints, map, index. Excellent condition. $35
*** SOLD *** PORT MORESBY - YESTERDAY AND TODAY Ian Stuart. Pacific Publications, Sydney, 1970. If only the town had stayed the way it was back in the seventies. Books such as this are simply a reminder of better days, and giv rise to a wish that oneday, Port Moresby will regain its fascination - and safety. Softcover, 360 pages, mono prints, index, general maps and road maps. $24
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SOLD ** SEPIK DIARY $20.00
SOLD ** SOMEWHERE IN NEW GUINEA $10.00
SOLD ** TAIM BILONG MASTA.
SOLD **THE ARTIFACTS AND CRAFTS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SOLD ** THE ART OF THE PACIFIC $120
SOLD ** THE ARTS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA $25.00
WILD DRUMS - In New Guinea Today $40.00
STONE AGE ISLAND Seven Years in New Guinea. Maslyn Williams. Collins, London and Sydney, 1964. An excellent study of the peopl of the Baining area of north-east New Britain, and of the central highlands of New Guinea. Hardcover, dustjacket, 352 pages, index, mono prints, sources. Excellent condition. $42
*** SOLD ***THAT THEY MIGHT LIVE Ellen Kettle. F.P.Leonard, Sydney, no date but soon after 1975. "This book is the story of people who, over a period of one hundred years, 1874-1975, devoted their lives to bring Papua new Guinea from a state of savagey to nationhood." It contains contributions from some 186 people who have hd some influence ion whatever manner on the development of the new nation and the supposed welfare of the people. Many of these are missionaries an medical staff. Softcover, 368 pages, mono prints. After each of its nineteen chapters, which divides th nation into provinces, is a bibliography. Excellent condition except that the front bord cover has been slightly creased. $45
*** SOLD *** THE GENTLE SAVAGE Malcolm Wright Lansdowne Prss, Melbourn 1966 An excellent book by a well-respected coastwatcher during the Pacific War (pevious book 'If I Die'), and long-time rsident of New Guinea. Here he tells of his lif as a patrol officer amongst the people he came to love and respect. This is not an academic study, but rather a personal biography of experience and inter-relationships with a vastly different culture than our own. Hardcover, dustjacket, 172 pages, mono prints. Excellent condition. $42
THE HOT LAND - Focus On New Guinea John Ryan. Macmillan, South Melbournbe, 1969. This is the story of New Guinea "as it appears to oner who is deeply involved in events on the island and who has the ability to communicate his own sense of urgency to the reader." Here is a portrait gllry of the most diverse characters, those who have given shape to the history of New Guinea and Wet Irian, those whose lives have been changed by the impact of European civilization and those who have rejected the ways of the white man. Hardcover, dustjacket, 390 pages, mono prints, chronology, surprisingly no index. Excellent. as-new copy offered. $55
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THIS IS PAPUA NEW GUINEA Papua New Guinea Government Office of Information, 1980. A very informative book published by the government, so all very positive stuff. Covers The Land and the People, Government, Economy, Communications, Administration, Tourism. Hardcover, dustjacket, slipcover, 182 pages, full colour, no index, includes mp of PNG slipped in next to back cover (and never opened). Copy offered is new with only the slip cover scuffed. $35
WAY LEG $20.00
TWENTY-ONE YEARS IN PAPUA - A History of the English Church Mission in New Guinea 1891-1912) .Arthur Kent Chignell. A.R.Mowbray & Co., Ltd., London, 1913. The first bishop of New Guinea was thje Righjt-Rev. Montgu John Stone-Wigg. Mentions the districts of Collingwood Bay, Goodenough Bay, Mamba River. Hardcover, no dustjacket, 156 pages, excellent mono prints intect, fold-out map inside back cover intact. Excellent condition. $74
UNDER THE MOUNTAIN WALL A Chronicle of Two Seasons in a Newly Discovered Stone-Age Tribe of New Guinea Peter Matthiessen. Heinemann Ltd, London, 1963. An essay on the Kurelu people high in the mountain of New Guinea, as witnessed during the Harvard-Peabody Expedition in 1961. Harcover, dustjacket, 206 pages, mono prints, index. Very good condition. $36.00
FROM SOUTH. A Porspector in New Guinea 1931-1937. $45.00
SOLD ** VOLCANO TOWN. The 1937-43 Rabaul Eruptions. $25.00
WHERE THE SPIRITS DWELL.
An Odyssey in the Jungles of New Guinea. $35.00
SOLD ** WINGS OF GOLD
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