Collection MS 1031 - Papuan notes and Trobriand Islands linguistic material

Papuan notes and Trobriand Islands linguistic material, reel 1, pp.1-150 Papuan notes and Trobriand Islands linguistic material, reel 1, pp.151-300 Papuan notes and Trobriand Islands linguistic material, reel 1, pp.301-450 Papuan notes and Trobriand Islands linguistic material, reel 1, pp.451-575 Papuan notes and Trobriand Islands linguistic material, reel 1, pp.576-735 Papuan notes and Trobriand Islands linguistic material, reel 1, pp.736-850 Papuan notes and Trobriand Islands linguistic material, reel 1, pp.851-951 Papuan notes and Trobriand Islands linguistic material, reel 1, pp.952-1053 Papuan notes and Trobriand Islands linguistic material, reel 2, pp.1-100 Papuan notes and Trobriand Islands linguistic material, reel 2, pp.101-232
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Papuan notes and Trobriand Islands linguistic material

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  • 1930-1980 (Creation)

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(1907-1990)

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Bernard Baldwin (1907-1990) was born in Preston, England. He studied at the Apostolic School, Douglas Park and later at the Sacred Heart Monastery, Kensington. He was ordained on November 30, 1933. His first appointment was to Eastern Papua, founding mission stations at Milne Bay and the Trobriand Islands. He also contributed a great deal to the islands of Sideia and Basilaki. He spent a total of twenty years in Eastern Papua during which time he wrote numerous articles, mostly on the Trobriand Islands, for Annals of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.

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Bernard Baldwin (1907-1990) was born in Preston, England. He studied at the Apostolic School, Douglas Park and later at the Sacred Heart Monastery, Kensington. He was ordained on November 30, 1933. His first appointment was to Eastern Papua, founding mission stations at Milne Bay and the Trobriand Islands. He also contributed a great deal to the islands of Sideia and Basilaki. He spent a total of twenty years in Eastern Papua during which time he wrote numerous articles, mostly on the Trobriand Islands, for Annals of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.

The material comprises a number of translations, grammars and vocabularies in Kiriwinian, Boyowan and Motu. Also included are some autobiographical notes, some observations on the Marist missionaries on Woodlark Island and some notes on the Pauan natives, their preservation and development. These 'Notes from Milne Bay' were written in pencil and are now a little faded.

Reel 1: Contains 5 items (Kiriwinian and Boyowan) manuscripts of folk tales; a Boyowan dance songs; Kiriwinian grammars; comments on Malinowski
Reel 2: Grammars; Catholic Catechisms in local languages; notes on the war, Papuan natives and Marists on Woodlark; Revised Motu Grammar and Vocabular by Lister-Turner and J.B. Clarke with annotations by Baldwin; Foundation Vocabularies by A. Capell with additional material by Baldwin; exercise books with local missionary items in local languages. A detailed list of contents is available from the Bureau on request. See also PMB 41, 63 and 64 (linguistic material previously made available for copying by Father Baldwin).
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Sacred Heart Monastery, I Roma Avenue, Kensington NSW 2033

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Access this title at PMB Member Libraries or by purchasing it directly from the Bureau: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/pambu/accessing.php

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Digitised in September 2016. The 2 reels were split into 13 PDFs.

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