MacGregor Collection Anthropological Collection



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The MacGregor Collection consists over 4000 objects from British New Guinea. The collection includes domestic utensils, dress, musical instruments, tools, hunting, weapons, head ornaments, watercraft, fishing, raw material and ceremonial objects. The material collection dates 1888 to 1898.

Sir William MacGregor was Administrator of British New Guinea (later Papua) from 4 September 1888 until 1894 and then for a second term as Lieutenant Governor from 1895 to 1898. During that time he made an extensive anthropological collection the "British New Guinea Official Collection" which was deposited in the Queensland Museum. He also made geological, ornithological and other zoological collections some of which are in the Queensland Museum.


19th Century; Indigenous artefacts; Melanesian Culture; Oceanic Anthropology

Sir William MacGregor

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Papua New Guinea

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