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

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Junction of the Rouffaer and Van Daalen Rivers
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War Bkgd. #9, plate 16, Netherlands New Guinea; 1: Papuans of the Van Daalen River, central area.
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Junction of the Rouffaer and Van Daalen Rivers
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Papuans along the Rouffaer River near its junction with the Van Daalen. The Rouffaer is a wide stream throughout most of its course in the lake plain. It is subject to considerable fluctuation in level as the waters rise or fall. Sand bars such as the one shown in this picture are fairly common along its course, all of them being subject to inundation during high water. These natives are unfriendly and extremely nervous.
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Junction of the Rouffaer and Van Daalen Rivers
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A Papuan house and canoes along the Rouffaer River above the junction with the Van Daalen. The tress are breadfruit trees. Dugout canoes and houses made from the midribs of sag palm leaves. These canoes are poled and not paddled.
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...saw a good many Papuan houses along the banks and a few canoes and small rafts tied along the shore… (July 21)


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Junction of the Rouffaer and Van Daalen Rivers
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A Papuan with fish net and weapons on a sand bar on the Rouffaer River just above its junction with the Van Daalen.
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Junction of the Rouffaer and Van Daalen Rivers
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Canoe
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A drawing of a Papuan canoe from Stirling's handwritten journal
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[V2: drawing of a canoe] (July 20)


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Junction of the Rouffaer and Van Daalen Rivers
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Rouffaer; houses
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Two Papuan houses near the junction of the Rouffaer and Van Daalen Rivers. Such houses are usually constructed on high sandbars on ground which is frequently inundated. In this picture can be seen breadfruit trees which grow abundantly in the Lake Plain region and which constitute an important source of food supply. The typical rank growth of cane characteristic of the river’s edge along the Lake Plain region is also seen in the picture.
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Junction of the Rouffaer and Van Daalen Rivers
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R.; L. Rouffaer; man in canoe (lower river)
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Papuan man of the lower Rouffaer standing in a crude shallow dugout taken in the vicinity of the mouth of the Van Daalen River. He is holding arrows in his hand. Paddles are not used with canoes on the Rouffaer. They are always poled with long poles of bamboo or of the midrib of sago palm leaves. In crossing the river where the water is deep, these poles may be used paddle fashion but ordinarily the canoes progress up or down stream nearer the shore where the water is shallow. In this canoe may be seen a fire which is built on a small pile of earth placed in the canoe for that purpose. In traveling about, the Papuans frequently transport fire with them in this fashion. Fire is produced in this region by the fire thong.
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Junction of the Rouffaer and Van Daalen Rivers
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Rouffaer; canoes in river. Hand nets
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A group of Papuans on the Rouffaer River below the junction of the Van Daalen. In the canoe are piled a number of oval fish nets. The man in the prow of the canoe in the foreground is wearing a large net bag draped over his hip.
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Junction of the Rouffaer and Van Daalen Rivers
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Rouffaer; man--costume
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An old man near the mouth of the Van Daalen River. Individuals showing advanced age were very rare in the Lake Plain Region. This old man was one of the few exceptions that was observed.
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