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Volume 3152
Edgar Rice Burroughs: The War Year Series
Presents
The ERB / PGN Connection
Burroughs served as the oldest war correspondent of WWII.
He visited islands across the Pacific travelling by variety military aircraft and ships.
He wrote and sent his dispatches from these islands -- including New Guinea.
In many ways life on these islands hasn't changed too much since that time -
as you will see in the hundreds of photos and videos compiled by Professor John Tyman.
Dr. Tyman has spent many months living among the tribes of PNG.

John Tyman's
Cultures in Context Series
The People of New Guinea
Torembi and the Sepik
A Study of Village Life in New Guinea

www.johntyman/sawos
People of New Guinea
INTRODUCTORY NOTES ~ VIDEOS ~ AUDIO

A PHOTO JOURNAL

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PART ONE:  THE NATURAL SETTING
Topic No. 1 1 - 5: The Shape of the Land
Topic No. 2 6 - 14: Climate
Topic No. 3 15 - 35: Vegetation Types
Topic No. 4 36 - 50: The Village
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PART TWO:  FOOD PRODUCTION
Topic No. 5 51 - 74: Collecting Sago
Topic No. 6 75 - 86: Hunting and Gathering
Topic No. 7 87 - 111: Shifting Cultivation
Topic No. 8 112 - 128: Cash Crops and Livestock
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PART THREE: OTHER NEEDS
Topic No. 9 129 - 158: Housing 
Topic No. 10 159 - 179: Clothing
Topic No. 11 180 - 208: Entertainment, Music and Art
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PART FOUR: GROWING UP IN NEW GUINEA
Topic No. 12 209 - 220: Tribal Relationships
Topic No. 13 221 - 237: Family Life and Health
Topic No. 14 238 - 255: Roles and Responsibilities
Topic No. 15 256 - 287: School and After
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PART FIVE:  INSTITUTIONS AND SERVICES OLD AND NEW
Topic No. 16 288 - 331: Village Markets
Topic No. 17 332 - 347: The Spirit House and Local Government
Topic No. 18 348 - 362: The Christian Church
Topic No. 19 363 - 385: Transport and Communications
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PART SIX:  CEREMONIES AND CELEBRATIONS
Topic No. 20 386 - 422: Getting Married
Topic No. 21 423 - 432: Farewelling the Dead
Topic No. 22 433 - 445: Honouring the Living
Topic No. 23 446 - 495: Opening a New Spirit House
Topic No. 24 496 - 516: Traditional Dance Forms in Modern Contexts
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PART SEVEN: A CASE STUDY DAY BILONG ANTONIA
Topic No. 25 517 - 600:  24 Hours in the Life of a New Guinea Woman

ERBzine References
ERB: The War Years
ERB on USS Shaw in the Pacific
ERB in WW II Australia
Historical Oddity: Discovery of a Race of Human Beings with Tails

Ref: We Get Letters
Dear Bill & Sue 
My father (1911-1992) introduced me to Mr Burroughs exciting world when I was very young and told me of their meeting when ERB visited my fathers regiment while fighting the Japenese invaders in New Guinea in 1945.

I recall him telling me on his return Mr Burroughs was a very "large" man and the oldest war correspondent he met while on active service at the "front". I remember being very impressed to learn my father had actually met my boyhood hero but also a little disappointed that he did not appear ro resemble either Tarzan or even        Captain Jack Carter of Virginia very closely! 

In case you had not already guessed I have come to the wonderful world of electronic contact quite late in life,my family presenting me with a magnificent PC on my retirement and telling me to have fun! A little like tossing the keys of a Rolls Royce to a caveman and expecting him to drive happily into the twilight without a backward glance! Perhaps they have more faith in me than I have!  So please excuse any initial fimbling while I try to join you . 
Kind regards, 
Andrew Melrose, 
Sydney, Australia 

ajmelrose@primus.com.au 
Read ERB's own letters and war reports from the Pacific at:
ERB: The War Years

ERBzine Presents
THE JOHN TYMAN CULTURES IN CONTEXT SERIES
Mirrored from johntyman.com

Inuit
People of the Arctic
Sawos Tribe
New Guinea Village Life
Torembi of PNG
600 photos of PNG Life
 New Guinea Tribes
Videos by John Tyman
Africa: Land and People
700 Photos and Notes
Kenya Sound Effects
108 Sound Bytes and Notes


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