"By Aeroplane to Pygmyland" Accounts of the 1926 Smithsonian-Dutch Expedition to New Guinea

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July 4, 1926 : Albatross Camp (Base Camp) ; Mamberamo River

July 4th

We woke up this morning when Dick fired his [.]45 through the roof of our house from bed. Stanley then got up and fired six shots across the river. We spent the day busily by packing our belongings which will go up on the transport leaving tomorrow.

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