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Bruce Biggs in Papua New Guinea, around 1960 (2nd of 2)

Bruce Biggs in Papua New Guinea, around 1960

Anthropologist Bruce Biggs collects linguistic information in conversation with children of Yaramanda Village in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea, around 1960. Biggs and fellow University of Auckland anthropologist Ralph Bulmer worked with the Kyaka-Enga-speaking people of Yaramanda and the Kalam-speaking people of Schrader Range. Biggs, of Ngāti Maniapoto descent, went on to carry out and supervise major linguistic studies of Māori and other Polynesian languages.

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The University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services, Anthropology Photographic Archive
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Photograph by Ralph Bulmer

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Peter Clayworth, 'Anthropology and archaeology - Expanding worlds, 1960s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/44423/bruce-biggs-in-papua-new-guinea-around-1960 (accessed 7 May 2021)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014