Series 597 - Joanne Wodak collection of Ombisusu stories (folklore) from Papua New Guinea

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Joanne Wodak collection of Ombisusu stories (folklore) from Papua New Guinea


  • 1968 - 1970 (Creation)

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0.2 m (1 type 1 box)

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Ombisusu stories is a collection folk stories gathered through oral history and research conducted by Joanne Wodak in mid 1969 while a tutor in literature at the University of Papua New Guinea from 1968 - 1970. The collection consists of stories by inhabitants of Ombisusu that were mostly translated into English, some left in the original language and written down or typed by the researcher after recording them on tape. The aim of collecting stories was to keep them for the benefit of the children of Ombisusu villagers and for people in Papua New Guinea. The collection contains stories on history, origins and clans.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement.

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Prepared by Christine Bryan in May 2015




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