Pretty-Crawford Southern Highlands Collection



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c.900 objects collected in 1968-69 during a South Australian Museum expedition to Mendi and Tari in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea; two thirds of the collection was given to the PNG National Museum and one third brought back to the SA Museum. Graeme L. Pretty, Curator of Archaeology at the SA Museum assembled most of the collection and made extensive field notes; Anthony L. Crawford concentrated on photography. Some 270 mono images and 670 colour images were taken by Pretty and Crawford.

Currently being researched by Phil Fitzpatrick. About half the SA Museum part of the collection has been photographed; all the 940 field photos have been scanned and indexed, and the field notes, etc. have been transcribed. Related external collections: Two thirds of this collection is in the PNG National Museum.


Anthony L. Crawford; Graeme L. Pretty

Anthony L. Crawford; Diaries; Ethnographic; Field notes; Graeme L. Pretty; Mendi; New Guinea; Photographs; Southern Highlands; Tari

Anthropological specimens; Diaries; Field notes; Photographs

Artefacts; Indigenous peoples

Ethnology; Expeditions; Indigenous artefacts; Journals; Photography

Coverage Spatial

Bela and surrounds, Papua New Guinea; east of Tari, Papua New Guinea; Wabia and surrounds, Papua New Guinea; north of Mend, Papua New Guinea; Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Coverage Temporal



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