Collection DOC 399 - Les Iles Wallis: histoire et ethnologie. La Rochelle: Edition Privee, 1983. 144 pp

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Les Iles Wallis: histoire et ethnologie. La Rochelle: Edition Privee, 1983. 144 pp


  • 1932 - 1933 (Creation)

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Dr Georges Renaud, a French medical officer, travelled or worked in Tahiti, Australia, Fiji and the Wallis Islands. As Medical Officer on Wallis Island between 1932-1933, he collected, for the Musee de l'Homme in Paris, stone axes and arrows, pearl shell fish lures and scale models of traditional houses and double canoes. His book Les iles Wallis was written in 1983, and based on his own observations and on discussions with Wallis Islanders, on the health, social organization and material culture of Wallis Island during the early 1930s.

The copy microfilmed by the Bureau was a photocopy lent to the Bureau by the Association These-Pac of Noumea. Some pages are illegible. The author's contents page (p.144) is reproduced both at the beginning and the end of the text, which begins with page 3 and ends on page 144. The text includes sketches not listed in the author's preface. These are listed in the microfilm in the preliminary pages supplied by the Bureau.

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