Series SIKIA - Solomon Islands - North West Santa Isabel Island
Kia language and anthropology

Date Range22 November 1950
Quantity0.73 cm, 3 items
ProvenanceCapell, Arthur

This series includes material from north west Santa Isabel Island, concentrating on the Kia language and the anthropology of the region. It includes correspondence between Elkin and George Bogese, and two exercise books containing handwritten notes on the anthropology of Santa Isabel Island.

Solomon Islands is a nation in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Papua New Guinea and is part of the Commonwealth of Nations. It consists of more than 990 islands, which together cover a land mass of 28,000 square kilometres.

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An alternative spelling of Santa Isabel Island appears to be Santa Isobel Island.

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AC2-SIKIA101 Letter to Elkin from George Bogese, an indigenous worker at Bogotu.
Kia language and anthropology, Solomon Islands, N.W. Santa Isabel.
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Manuscript. He comments on language, customs, social organisation and other matters, referred to in his exercise books described below. States that the people/language name is Zabana and not Kia, a modern word. He indicates expectation of publication (earlier work on Santa Isabel had appeared in the journal Oceania.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-SIKIA101
Date range 22 November 1950    Quantity 0.01 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier SIKIA101 Series SIKIA
AC2-SIKIA102 The Australian Exercise Book. Anthropology I [by G. Bogese], Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands, Kia sub-district.
Kia language and anthropology, Solomon Islands, N.W. Santa Isabel.
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Manuscript. Considers geography, history, population movement, social organisation, dances and games, beliefs, magic and religion, stories and vocabulary. Also mentions extinct dialect Gage.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-SIKIA102
Date range 22 November 1950    Quantity 0.61 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier SIKIA102 Series SIKIA
AC2-SIKIA103 The Roslyn Exercise Book. Anthorpology II [by G. Bogese]. Miscellaneous.
Kia language and anthropology, Solomon Islands, N.W. Santa Isabel.
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Manuscript. Consists mainly of stories and a set of Kia genealogical tables. Note: although in his Linguistic Survey of the South-Western Pacific (SPC Tech Paper #136, Noumea, 1962), Capell names him Bogesi, the author spells it as given above.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-SIKIA103
Date range 22 November 1950    Quantity 0.11 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier SIKIA103 Series SIKIA

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