Collection MS 34 - Tahiti Nui - Narrative of an artist in the South Seas

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AU PMB MS 34

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Tahiti Nui - Narrative of an artist in the South Seas

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  • 1903 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm

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Charles Sarka (1879-1960) was born in Chicago. He began a career as an artist in his early teens; visited Egypt in 1902 and Tahiti and Moorea in 1903; and was a frequent contributor to such American magazines as Collier's, Scribner's, Cosmopolitan, Everybody's and Harper's in his later years. An exhibition of water colours which he did in Tahiti and Moorea was held in New York in 1963. Examples of his work were bought by some of America's leading art galleries.

Tahiti Nui' is a narrative of Sarka's life during his sojourn in Tahiti and Moorea. See also an article by Robert Langdon in Pacific Islands Monthly, December, 1966, pp.93-97.

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Available for reference but no part of this typescript may be published or used in quotation before the year 2010

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Mrs Joel F. Jacobs, 24 West 55th St, New York City, 10019, USA (now deceased)

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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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ms34

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