Series PNGMBSEY - Papua New Guinea - Milne Bay Province - Tagula Island, Rossel Island
Tagula (Sud Est) and Yele

Date Range1928
Quantity0.99 cm, 3 items
ProvenanceCapell, Arthur

This series contains material from Tagula Island, Rossel Island, concentrating on the Tagula and Yele languages. It includes a paper on Rossel Island by A.C. Haddon, as well as handwritten notes on both languages (including words, phrases, comparative vocabulary lists, short texts and grammatical material).

Milne Bay is a province of Papua New Guinea. Its capital is Alotau. The province covers 16,202 km2 of land and 252,990 km2 of sea, within the province there are more than 600 islands, about 160 of these are inhabited. The province has about 210,000 inhabitants, speaking about 48 dialects. The World War II Battle of Milne Bay took place in the province. Milne Bay is also home to the Kula ring.

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AC2-PNGMBSEY101 Rambtso (some Rossel all of which is typed). Mainly Sud Est (Tagula) language.
Tagula (Sud Est) and Yele, Sud Est and Rossel Is, PNG - Milne Bay Province.
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Manuscript (pencil). Consists of vocabulary, sentences, texts, translated stories and grammatical notes. Unknown hand.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-PNGMBSEY101
Date range no date    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier MBSEY101 Series PNGMBSEY
AC2-PNGMBSEY102 Sud Est and Rossel Islands vocabularies, sentences, texts, stories and grammatical notes in both languages.
Tagula (Sud Est) and Yele, Sud Est and Rossel Is, PNG - Milne Bay Province.
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Manuscript (pencil). Some pages are scored through to indicate that they had been typed (although the copies do not seem to be in file.)

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-PNGMBSEY102
Date range no date    Quantity 0.4 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier MBSEY102 Series PNGMBSEY
AC2-PNGMBSEY103 A.C. Haddon. Introduction to Rossel Island: an ethnological study.
Tagula (Sud Est) and Yele, Sud Est and Rossel Is, PNG - Milne Bay Province.
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Typescript. By W.E. Armstrong. Cambridge University Press 1928, pp 1-16. Contains some items of linguistic interest.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-PNGMBSEY103
Date range 1928    Quantity 0.09 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier MBSEY103 Series PNGMBSEY

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