Series MNETH - Melanesia - and Other Regions
Some language and examples


Date Range1930s - October 1936, first record is probably early 1930s
Quantity0.31 cm, 10 items
ProvenanceCapell, Arthur
Description

This series contains material from the regions of Melanesia not covered in other series. It includes Capellís notes on other linguistsí papers, Capellís ethnographic notes on social organisation, Capellís handwritten notes on the distribution of culture within Melanesia, and a paper by John W. Layard on the island of Atchin.

Melanesia is a region extending from the western side of East Pacific to the Arafura Sea, north and north-east of Australia. The term was first used by Jules Dumont d'Urville in 1832 to denote an ethnic and geographical grouping of islands distinct from Polynesia and Micronesia. Today d'Urville's racial classification is known to be inaccurate because it obscures Melanesia's cultural, linguistic, and genetic diversity. Most importantly, this term combines two quite distinct groups, the Austronesians and the Papuans (who themselves can be considered as comprising a number of distinct groups).

For more information: External site http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanesia

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05  Melanesia and Oceania - Regions and Languages


Inventory Listing

AC2-MNETH101 Capell's notes on W.H.R. Rivers "Social Organisation."
Various languages, mainly ethnographic notes on social organisation. Some language and examples, Melanesia and other regions.
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Manuscript. He reviews chapters 1 through 9. Much of this set is written in short hand. But see folio 2 below.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-MNETH101
Date range 27 July 1933    Quantity 0.1 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier MNETH101 Series MNETH
AC2-MNETH102 A collection of first drafts by Capell that probably are based on the notes in folio 1.
Various languages, mainly ethnographic notes on social organisation. Some language and examples, Melanesia and other regions.
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Typescript. Topics are 'father-right and mother-right'; social groupings; marriage; cross-cousin marriages; fraternities and secret societies.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-MNETH102
Date range Probably early '30s    Quantity 0.04 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier MNETH102 Series MNETH
AC2-MNETH103 Capell's notes on Rivers' "History of Melanesian Society", Vol 1.
Various languages, mainly ethnographic notes on social organisation. Some language and examples, Melanesia and other regions.
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Manuscript. Concentrates on Ch. II, Banks Island: social organisation, relationship systems, marriage and property. Contains words/phrases in several Banks Is languages/dialects. Much of this set is in short hand.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-MNETH103
Date range no date, but probably ca 1933    Quantity 0.02 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier MNETH103 Series MNETH
AC2-MNETH104 Capell's notes on Rivers' "History of Melanesian Society", Vol 2.
Various languages, mainly ethnographic notes on social organisation. Some language and examples, Melanesia and other regions.
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Manuscript. Concentrates on Ch XV and XVI, an outline of systems of kinship. This too is mainly in short hand.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-MNETH104
Date range no date but is possibly ca 1933    Quantity 0.02 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier MNETH104 Series MNETH
AC2-MNETH105 Capell's transcription from Maori Culture and Modern Ethnology.
Various languages, mainly ethnographic notes on social organisation with some language examples, Melanesia and other regions.
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Typescript. By K.L.G. Sutherland, J Psychol. & Philos., 5 (3) 198-9., and Rivers, 1914.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-MNETH105
Date range no date    Quantity 0.01 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier MNETH105 Series MNETH
AC2-MNETH106 Capell's notes. Distribution of culturesÖAce to A.B. Deacon.
Various languages, mainly ethnographic notes on social organisation with some language examples, Melanesia and other regions.
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Manuscript. Much of this set is in short hand. It concentrates on forms of dual organisation, cultural elements, physical types, societal grading, funeral rites.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-MNETH106
Date range ca 1934-35    Quantity 0.03 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier MNETH106 Series MNETH
AC2-MNETH107 Capell's notes on "Warfare in Melanesia".
Various languages, mainly ethnographic notes on social organisation with some language examples, Melanesia and other regions.
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Manuscript. Mainly refers to conflict between normally friendly communities, between 'stranger' communities, headhunting and methods of conflict.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-MNETH107
Date range no date    Quantity 0.01 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier MNETH107 Series MNETH
AC2-MNETH108 Capell's notes on Rivers' Stratification.
Various languages, mainly ethnographic notes on social organisation with some language examples, Melanesia and other regions.
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Manuscript. Considers population migration, development of religious and cultural systems and related matters.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-MNETH108
Date range no date    Quantity 0.01 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier MNETH108 Series MNETH
AC2-MNETH109 Capell's notes on cultural organisation and other ethnographic information, mainly in Oceania.
Various languages, mainly ethnographic notes on social organisation with some language examples, Melanesia and other regions.
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Manuscript (pen, pencil).

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-MNETH109
Date range no date    Quantity 0.01 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier MNETH109 Series MNETH
AC2-MNETH110 Atchin Twenty Years Ago. By John W. Layard.
Various languages, mainly ethnographic notes on social organisation with some language examples, Melanesia and other regions.
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Typescript. Reprint from The Geographical J., LXXXVIII (4) 342-351. Complimentary copy. Outlines social structure and conditions and other ethnographical matters for Atchin in Malekula.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-MNETH110
Date range October 1936    Quantity 0.06 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier MNETH110 Series MNETH

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