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This is an auction for ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE SOUTH SEAS: ESSAYS PRESENTED TO H D SKINNER (1886-1978).

Edited by J D Freeman and W R Geddes.

From the Foreword:

"The essays here presented honour a pioneer anthropologist, Henry Devenish Skinner, who in 1919 (when he was designated Lecturer in Ethnology in the University of Otago), became the first teacher of anthropology in New Zealand, as indeed in the whole of the Southern Hemisphere. Since those early days Dr Skinner's influence as a teacher and practising ethnologist has been profound: to talk of anthropology in New Zealand is to talk of H D Skinner. This memoir recounts something of his achievements and indicates a little of all that we, the contributors, like so many others in New Zealand, owe to him. With Elsdon best and Sir Peter Buck he ranks as one of the most notable of our 'founding ancestors'..."

Some of the essays:

* Cultural Change in Prehistoric New Zealand, by Jack Golson

* From Moa-Hunter to Classic Maori in Southern New Zealand, by Leslie Lockerbie

* Free-Standing Maori Images, by T T Barrow

* Neolithic Adzes of Eastern Polynesia, by Roger Duff

* Maori and Polynesian: Race and Politics - The Racial Argument in Support of New Zealand's Interests in Polynesia, by Angus Ross and Aristion Andrias

* A Modern Maori Community, by John Booth

* The Maori Population: A Microcosm of a New World, by W D Borrie

You can see more about this book, including a full list of the contributors, here:

http://www.persee.fr/doc/jso_0300-953x_1961_num_17_17_1888_
t1_0067_0000_2

Large format hardback 1959.

267 pages.

Photographs and other illustrations throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95. If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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