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WILLIAMS, F.E. (Francis Edgar) (1893-1943)

[NEW GUINEA] Sentiments and leading ideas in native society

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/ by F. E. Williams, Government Anthropologist, with introduction by Sir Hubert Murray, Lieutenant-Governor of Papua. At head of title: Territory of Papua. Port Moresby : Edward George Baker, Government Printer, 1932. First edition. Series: Anthropology Report, no. 12. Octavo (230 mm), original printed blue wrappers (lightly marked), pp [6], 16; last few leaves with nicks at top-edge, otherwise very good; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the inside of the upper wrapper.

Very scarce essay on Papuan (most specifically, Papuan Gulf) cultures by the eminent Australian anthropologist F. E. Williams, who served as Government Anthropologist of the Territory of Papua from 1928 until his death in 1942.