Series 269 - Martha Macintyre and Simon Foale photographic prints of Lihir, Papua New Guinea

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Martha Macintyre and Simon Foale photographic prints of Lihir, Papua New Guinea


  • 1997 - 2002 (Creation)

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0.5 m (1 box, 15 prints)

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Martha Macintyre received a BA (University of Melbourne) and PhD from the Australian National University (1983) where she made her first visits to Tubetube, Papua New Guinea, before accepting a position at Monash as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Anthropology in 1984. Macintyre has held positions at the Australian National University, Monash University, La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne. She has undertaken research in Papua New Guinea since 1979. She was Senior Lecturer, Medical Anthropology, Centre for Health and Society at the University of Melbourne. From 1995 she undertook a social impact study of the Misima gold mine in the Milne Bay province of Papua New Guinea as well as an ongoing study of the social impact of gold mining in Lihir, Papua New Guinea. She is currently Honorary Senior Fellow in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Melbourne and editor of The Australian Journal of Anthropology.

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Dr Simon Foale, BSc (Hons) (University of Queensland); PhD (University of Melbourne) is a marine ecologist, semi-professional photographer, and member of the Australian Anthropological Society. Foale was a Research Fellow in Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Program, Department of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the Australian National University. He was a consultant on the Environmental Education Plan for Lihir (2004 – 2007) through Lihir Gold Ltd and The University of Melbourne.

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15 colour photographic prints on backing board. The photos are of people, landscape and mining activities in Lihir, Papua New Guinea. The photos were taken by Dr Martha Macintyre and Dr Simon Foale.


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Each photo has a description attached to it. Copyright is maintained by Dr Macintyre and Dr Foale as they still use them in their work activities.

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Photographs on card 427 mm x 302 mm

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Originals with Dr Macintyre and Dr Foale

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Prepared by Karina Taylor on 15 April 2008




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