Collection MS 64 - Vocabulary of Bohilai

Vocabulary of Bohilai, pp.1-111 Vocabulary of Bohilai, pp.112-223 Vocabulary of Bohilai, pp.224-334
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AU PMB MS 64

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Vocabulary of Bohilai

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  • 1934 - 1952 (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.

A 333 page Bohilai-English vocabulary. Bohilai is the language of Basilaki Island (formerly Moresby Island), one of the islands of the Louisiade Archipelago of Papua. Additional language material by Father Baldwin is 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 May 2016. This reel was split into 3 PDFs for the digital version.

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