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

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Batavia Camp
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A047
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The "Ern" at her last resting place at Batavia Camp, after glue had given away on the pontoons
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
She is perched on the bank about 200 yards below the camp - her final resting place after as eventful a career as any plane ever had. (July 16)


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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
A048
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See captions for: A047, A053n
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
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A049
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See captions for: A047, A053n
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
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A050
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See captions for: A047, A053n
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
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A051
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See captions for: A047, A053n
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
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A053n
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The expedition airplane with Batavia Camp in the background where the Mamberamo River enters the Van Rees Mountains at the edge of the lake plain.
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
A054
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See captions for: A047, A053n
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
A055
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The airplane was determined unusable in mid July when the glue holding the pontoons gave way. Later, the plane was stripped apart, as seen in this photo, taken sometime after July 18. Stanley Hedberg writes in his journal from Aug 16, "Dyaks have cut [the] plane all to pieces and [are] wearing all sorts of ornaments from materials they had taken from it such as struts, wings, and so forth. Can't learn who gave them permission to do so but Hoffman said they had started to destroy it when he first arrived [at] M.C. with Captain Posthumus and Van Leeuwen." (similar to Arb134n, Arb135n)
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
Arb058n
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Batavia Camp. We built this camp on an elevated shelf of land at the edge of the lake plain where the Mamberamo River enters the gorge through the Van Rees Mountains.
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
On a point of one of the foot-hills in a very pretty location is Batavia camp. (July 15)


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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
Arb134n
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Similar to A055, Arb135n (Photo taken sometime after July 18)
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
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Arb135n
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Similar to A055, Arb134n (Photo taken sometime after July 18)
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
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Arb214n
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Drying ethnological specimens at Batavia Camp on the Mamberamo at the point where it enters the Van Rees Mountains from the lake plain.
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
Arb242n
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Stanley Hedberg
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
C088
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This photo was not necessarily taken at Batavia Camp, but this is the first date that Stirling mentions Becker in his journal
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Becher [sic, = Becker]
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
Y001
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Matthew Stirling
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Batavia Camp
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
Y002
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Hamer in the interior of New Guinea. The Malay convict looking over his shoulder is "Moon Mullins" (so christened by Hamer) who was the murderer of two men. He was Hamer's faithful attendant throughout the expedition; Batavia camp
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
Y003
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Hans Hoyte
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Batavia camp
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
Y004
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Hans Hoyte
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Batavia camp
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
Y005
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Richard (Dick) Peck
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Batavia camp
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
Y006
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This photo of C.C.F.M. le Roux was taken at Batavia Camp (July 15-18)
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Batavia camp
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
This is Roux'[s] 41st birthday and this was his first ride in an aeroplane. (June 8)


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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
Y007
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Batavia camp
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
Y008n
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Batavia camp
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
Y009
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Similar to Y010
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Batavia camp
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
Y010
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Similar to Y009
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Batavia camp
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
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Y011
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Batavia camp
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
Y012
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Batavia camp
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
Y013
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Batavia camp; Sebite
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
Y014
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Batavia Camp; Sebight; Sebit
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Location Subject:
Batavia Camp
Filename:
Y015
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Batavia Camp; Sebit; Papuans; man--costume--filed Teeth
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Sebite. Two men in costume characteristic of the Van Rees mountain tribes bordering on the lake plain. They are wearing the typical braided palm fiber abdominal armor and bark cloth apron. The men are standing in a dugout canoe.
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