Series 276 - Diaries and tape recordings – Research on oral traditions among the Enga of the New Guinea Highlands

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AU ANUA 276

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Diaries and tape recordings – Research on oral traditions among the Enga of the New Guinea Highlands

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  • 1972 - 1975 (Creation)

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1 m (4 boxes)

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(1932 – 2007)

Biographical history

Roderic John Lacey was Associate Professor at the Australian Catholic University. From around 1972 to 1975 he was active in field research in the New Guinea highlands and completed a PhD Thesis (1975, University of Wisconsin) titled ‘Oral traditions as history: an exploration of oral sources among the Enga of the New Guinea highlands'.

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Research material probably relating to Lacey’s 1975 PhD Thesis 'Oral traditions as history: an exploration of oral sources among the Enga of the New Guinea highlands'

118 tape recordings of oral histories, legends and genealogies. Compact cassettes C60, C90 and long play tapes.

19 field diaries and notebooks kept by Lacey, recording his research progress, process and details of interviews.

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English and local New Guinean languages.

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English and local New Guinean languages.

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Fieldwork tape recordings and other recordings developed to accompany language learning publications have been digitised by PARADESIC (www.paradesic.org.au)

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No tape number 72
No tape number 101

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Prepared by Karina Taylor on 5 November 2007

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