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

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Annotations to the Journal of Matthew Stirling

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April 11, 1926 military expeditions from 1907 up to 1922

On early expeditions see: “First contact, in the highlands of Irian Jaya” by Anton Ploeg (Journal of Pacific History 30:227-239, 1995); and West Irian: a bibliography by J. Van Baal, K.W. Galis and R.M. Koentjaraningrat (Dordrecht-Holland; Connaminson; U.S.A.: Foris Publications, 1984) pp 44-48.


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