Materials related to Ergebnisse der Südsee-Expedition 1908-1910 (Results of the South Pacific-Expedition 1908-1910)
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Südsee Expedition was proposed by Georg Thilenius and funded by the Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung (Hamburg Scientific Foundation). It was a two year expedition to study and describe German Melanesia, the Caroline and Marshall Islands in Micronesia. Due to the variety of researchers and authors, the types of information collected and the organization and depth of description varies from volume to volume. This series is a very rich source of information about the geography, geology, society, religion, music, legends, and language of these islands. The Pacific Collection at Hamilton Library holds the original German-language publications of the Südsee Expedition, as well as numerous translations (some published, and some in manuscript form) and other related works. This online collection is a sampling of these materials and not an exhaustive gathering of all relevant materials. It will be added to over time, as funding and staffing permits. For more detailed information on the Ergebnisse der Südsee-Expedition 1908-1910 publications and related texts, click here.
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ItemPonape / [translated from the German by Elizabeth A. Murphy and Ruth E. Runeborg]( 1983)Typescript of translation with photocopies of the German text. Never published. Gifts of Dr. Robert Kiste and Ms. Elizabeth A. Murphy have been combined to create files of the translations and materials used for the translations. A final English language transcription was compiled from these files, bound in three volumes and added to the Pacific Collection holdings under call number DU568.P7 H35 1983; it is recommended that researchers access the bound volumes first, as they are considered to be the completed translations. This manuscript collection in essence documents the translation process, and includes previous draft translations.
ItemResults of the South Sea expedition, 1908-1910(Hamburg : Friedrichsen, De Gruyter and company, 1942)Selected material from Ergebnisse der Südsee-Expedition 1908-1910, translated and summarized from the German.