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Thirty Years in the South Seas


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Table of Contents

Editor's preface
Translator's preface
'The German professor': Richard Parkinson
Author's foreword
Editor's foreword

  1. New Britain with the French islands and the Duke of Yorks
  2. New Ireland, New Hanover and their offshore islands
  3. St Matthias and the neighbouring islands
  4. The Admiralty Islands
  5. The western islands
  6. The German Solomon Islands, together with Nissan and the Carteret Islands
  7. The eastern islands (Nuguria, Tauu and Nukumanu)
  8. Secret societies, totemism, masks and mask dances
  9. Stories and fables
  10. Languages
  11. Cultigens and useful plants, domesticated and hunted animals
  12. History of discovery


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Originally published in 1907, Thirty Years in the South Seas collects Parkinson's landmark ethnography of the Bismarck Archipelago.

About the Author

Richard Parkinson (1844-1909) was a Danish explorer and anthropologist.

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