Collection MS 63 - Vocabulary of Biga Boyowa

Vocabulary of Biga Boyowa, pp.1-76 Vocabulary of Biga Boyowa, pp.77-150 Vocabulary of Biga Boyowa, pp.151-230 Vocabulary of Biga Boyowa, pp.231-310 Vocabulary of Biga Boyowa, pp.311-385
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AU PMB MS 63

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Vocabulary of Biga Boyowa

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  • 1936 - 1939 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm
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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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Father Baldwin spent several years at the Sacred Heart Mission in the Trobriand Islands. He completed this vocabulary between 1936 and 1937.

A 380 page Biga Boyowa-English vocabulary, inscribed Gusaweta Trobriand Isl. Nov 20th 1939. Biga Boyowa is a Trobriand Island language.

See also PMB 41 and 64. Additional language material by Father Baldwin will be available as PMB 1031

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Sacred Heart Monastery, 1 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 April 2016. This reel was split into 5 PDFs for the digital version.

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