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Item Description Connelly, Andrew James en_US 2010-06-17T20:43:41Z 2010-06-17T20:43:41Z 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Connelly, Andrew James. 2007. "Counting Coconuts": Patrol Reports from the Trobriand Islands, Part I: 1907-1934. M.A. thesis, Department of Anthropology, California State University, Sacramento. en_US
dc.identifier.other Former Mana'o EPrint ID49 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--California State University, Sacramento, 2007. en_US
dc.description Anthropology en_US
dc.description.abstract The Trobriand Islands were governed by Australia from 1904 to 1975, as a part of the Australian Territory of Papua, in what is now Papua New Guinea. Throughout this period, government patrols were the main tool for local administration. This study is an exercise in historical anthropology, providing an analytical review of the surviving patrol reports, station journals and other government documents relating to the administration of the Trobriands from 1907 through 1934. The methodology used was archival research, mainly focused on the corpus of government documents and digital texts housed in the Digital Ethnography Project (DEPTH), Anthropology Department, CSU, Sacramento. After a brief introduction to the Trobriand Islands, people and history, with a primer on relevant colonial theory, the study charts the trajectory of the colonial experience on the islands, with sections devoted to general history, health, economic development and anthropology. This investigation also informs, and is informed by, a wider view of colonialism around the world. en_US
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dc.subject Trobriand Islands en_US
dc.subject colonialism en_US
dc.subject colonial administration en_US
dc.subject colonial encounters en_US
dc.subject Australia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Papua New Guinea en_US
dc.title Counting Coconuts: Patrol Reports from the Trobriand Islands, Part I: 1907-1934 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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