Dr. Th. Mortensen's expeditions 1899-1930
g.read at niwa.cri.nz
Wed Mar 5 02:24:59 EST 1997
"the [Samoan] natives ... regarded the scientific members of the
expedition as hopeless, but harmless imbeciles engaged in fruitless and
foolish tasks" -- A G Mayor
So what's new? (Just thought I'd share that with you. :-))
I have in front of me a copy of a typescript:
"Dr. Th. Mortensen's expeditions 1899-1930: list of stations."
It is in English, 34 pages (one side), and at the back are four outline
handwritten maps. No author's name, no date. I am guessing the original
might date from the 50's or 60's.
Has anyone come across this before? I'd like to know more about the
provenance (and authority) of this item.
And is there a better list (separately published) of Mortensen's
localities outside of the papers by specialists? I confess I have not
looked beyond Augener's 2 NZ papers (Pacific expedition) as yet. (Perhaps
there is a table in one of the others in Videnska ... But which?)
Thanks for any ideas.
Geoff Read <g.read at niwa.cri.nz>
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