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GROVES, Murray

[NEW GUINEA] Dancing in Poreporena.

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The Arthur Maurice Hocart Memorial Prize Essay, 1954. Offprint from The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 84: 75-90. London : RAI, [1954?]. Quarto (285 x 225 mm), original stapled green wrappers (sunned along spine, very light vertical crease, pen annotation to upper wrapper), pp. 16; internally excellent; from the Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the last page.

Study of a ceremonial aspect of Motu culture, by distinguished Australian anthropologist Murray Groves (1926-2011). This prize-winning essay was published very early in Groves’s academic career, after he had completed his Diploma in Anthropology at Oxford but before he had embarked on his DPhil.