# 43925

MOORE, David R.

The Torres Strait collections of A. C. Haddon : a descriptive catalogue

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London : British Museum Press, 1984. Quarto (280 x 210 mm), publisher’s cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 110 pp. + 80 pp. with 450 b/w photographic illustrations; a fine copy.

An important catalogue – scholarly and very well illustrated – of the material culture field-collected by Haddon on his expeditions in the Torres Strait between 1888 and 1898. The sections are: general ethnology (ie social units, life cycle, subsistence, mythology, ceremonial & magic, recreation, inter-group relations): the collections; the catalogue (the western islands; central islands; northern islands; eastern islands, Torres Strait, general).