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THE JOURNAL OF THE POLYNESIAN SOCIETY
Indexed in CURRENT CONTENTS, Behavioral, Social and Managerial Sciences and in INDEX TO NEW ZEALAND PERIODICALS
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NOTES AND NEWS
Appointment of Associate Editor
At the 1975 Annual General Meeting of the Polynesian Society, Dr Judith Huntsman was appointed Associate Editor of the Journal. She will be coediting the Journal from the December 1975 issue onwards. Dr Huntsman is Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Auckland.
Increase in Membership Fees
Since the last increase in membership fees two years ago, Journal costs have risen steeply. During the past financial year alone, printing costs have gone up by 34 percent. To recover the extra costs, it has been necessary to raise both membership and subscription fees by $2.
The new rates are as follows:
Development Research and Planning in the South Pacific
The University of New South Wales, Australia, is hoping to hold a conference, August 25-29, 1976, on Development Research and Planning in the South Pacific. The conference hopes to evaluate the present state of research and trends, and to suggest modes through which Pacific Islanders may do their own research and planning. Further information is available from:
School of Sociology,
University of New South Wales,
P.O. Box 1,
The Tungavalu Society is a group of people—Gilbertese, Ellice and expatriate—interested in promoting research into and developing awareness of the culture, prehistory and history of the Gilbert and Ellice islands. As a key part of their work they are working towards the establishment of a Cultural Centre on - 264 Tarawa which they are anxious to see properly staffed and equipped by local people qualified in the various fields necessary for the wide range of anthropological and archaeological work that needs to be done.
One of their main tasks at present is to make contact with as many people as possible who may have sympathy with their aims. Anyone interested in joining the Society and receiving its monthly newsletter Banan Tungavalu is invited to write to:
P.O. Box 265,
Gilbert and Ellice Islands.
Publications from Anthropos
The editors of Anthropos would like to draw the attention of J.P.S. readers to current publications on New Guinea in their series Studia Instituti Anthropos and Collectanea Instituti Anthropos. These are: Kasprus: The Tribes of the Middle Ramu and the Upper Keram Rivers (1973); Aufenanger: The Passing Scene in North-East New Guinea (1972); Böhm: Das Leben einiger Inselvölker Neuguineas (1975); and Höltker: Menschen und Kulturen in Nordost-Neuguinea (1975). Further information about these books and about Anthropos is available from:
5205 St. Augustin,
Contributors of Articles in This Issue
Ralph Bulmer, a former editor of the J.P.S., was Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Papua New Guinea from 1968-72 and now holds the same position at the University of Auckland, where he previously taught from 1958-67. Since 1963 he has been working on the general ethnography and ethnozoology of the Kalam people of the Schrader Range in Papua New Guinea, and the report of Kalam classification of reptiles in this issue follows previous publications in this Journal on Kalam classification of frogs, and of marsupials and rodents.
J. I. Menzies is a vertebrate zoologist with extensive field experience in West Africa and in Papua New Guinea. Since 1968, he has been a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biology at the University of Papua New Guinea where he has built up reference collections of mammals, reptiles and amphibia. He has undertaken research on the vocalisation and taxonomy of New Guinea frogs, and also published on such diverse groups as bats, cuscuses and small rodents. He has collaborated extensively with social anthropologists in the field and in the identification of their collections, and is currently also analysing animal material from early archaeological sites in the New Guinea Highlands. He was co-author of the previous paper in this Journal on Kalam classification of marsupials and rodents.
Fred Parker came to Papua New Guinea in 1960 to serve as a Patrol Officer in District Administration. He has collected reptiles and amphibians extensively in the Bougainville, Chimbu and Western Districts of Papua New Guinea, and in northern Queensland. He has collaborated with herpetologists in Australian and the U.S. in many publications describing new species, and is preparing a work on the herpetology of Bougainville.- 265
Nancy Bowers (Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Auckland) has been concerned with agriculture and ecology, social and political structure and economic change in the upper Kaugel and other high-altitude montain regions of the Western and Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea since 1961.
Pundia Lepi is a farmer and businessman from Puluwa in the upper Kaugel valley (Tambul Subdistrict, Western Highlands District), Papua New Guinea. Since his adolescent days, he has been involved in research, as interpreter and as field assistant. In Auckland, he has given guest lectures and served as a music informant for the Department of Anthropology and studied techniques of recording oral traditions.
P. Houghton is in the Anatomy Department, University of Otago, and is interested in Polynesian physical anthropology.
B. F. Leach is lecturer in Prehistory, in the Anthropology Department, University of Otago, and is interested in statistical analysis of anthropological data.
D. G. Sutton is a Ph.D. student in the Anthropology Department, University of Otago. His Masters thesis was on the human skeletal material from Palliser Bay.
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