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

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Annotations to the Journal of Stanley Hedberg

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June 21, 1926 bivauc

Hedberg incorrectly spells bivouac as “bivauc” throughout. This French (and English) word for “encampment in the open” is still frequently used in western New Guinea in the form bifak, from Dutch bivak. It is not marked with a “[sic]” in the text.


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