Wives and wanderers in a New Guinea highlands society

Event type: Book launch

Event date: Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Event venue: Archives Reading Room, R G Menzies Library, ANU

The late Marie Olive Reay, for over 30 years an anthropologist at ANU, wrote a work on PNG Highlands women’s lives that would have been the first work in this vein had she published it when she finished it – back in the mid-60s.

Professor Francesca Merlan who found it (in shreds and patches) and edited it into readable shape, describes it as “still amazingly contemporary”.

Wives and Wanderers in a New Guinea Highlands Society will be launched by PNG expert Martha McIntyre.

The work is available online at ANU Press.

RSVP Wednesday 11 March to butlin.archives@anu.edu.au or 6125 2219

This event is supported by ANU Gender Institute.


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