Volume 79 1970 > Volume 79, No. 4 > Notes and news, p 377 - 380
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Notice has been received from Dr T. A. Rafter, Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Private Bag, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, that it is proposed to hold a Radiocarbon Conference in New Zealand in mid-October 1972 under the sponsorship of the Royal Society of New Zealand. The programme, including short tours, is expected to last 12 days.

Planning has commenced for the fifth Waigani Seminar, which will be held at the University of Papua and New Guinea from 17th-21st May 1971. The theme will be “Change and Development in Rural Melanesia” and contributions will be invited from the fields of agriculture, anthropology, sociology, demongraphy, economics, education, geography and public health. Further information can be obtained from Dr Marion W. Ward,

New Guinea Research Unit,

The Australian National University,

P.O. Box 12,38,

Boroko, T.P.N.G.

Series on Pacific voyaging and navigation

The paper by Peter Lauer in this issue is the first of a projected series on Pacific voyaging and navigation under the editorship of Dr Ben R. Finney of the Department of Pacific History at the Australian National University. The series is intended to succeed Golson's well-known Polynesian Navigation and will be reprinted as a Polynesian Society Memoir after publication in the Journal.

Contributors of articles in this issue

Peter Lauer is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Perhistory at the Australian National University. During an ethno-archaeological study of pottery and pot making in the Amphlett Islands in 1968-9, he went on a Kula trip from there to the Trobriands and back and in so doing gained first-hand knowledge of Amphlett sailing and navigational techniques.

Dorothy Urlich is a Senior Teaching Fellow at Monash University. Research for her article was undertaken as part of the research for an M.A. thesis on the “Distribution and Migrations of North Island Maoris 1800-1840” at Auckland in 1969.

Harold M. Ross is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology (and Associate Head of Department) at the University of Illinois. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1970 after spending the years 1966-8 doing ethnographic field work on Malaita Island in the Solomons. He hopes to return to Melanesia field work on Malaita Island in the Solomons. He hopes to return to Melanesia in 1971 to do further research on socio-cultural change.

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Pieter H. De Bres, whose Memoir Supplement Religion in Atene is concluded in this issue, is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Otago. After receiving a B.Div. degree at Utrecht in 1939, he studied missiology and ethnology at Leyden and was secretary to Professor H. Kraemer until 1943. From then until 1966 he held various posts first as a minister of religion and later as a social worker. In 1966, after completing his M.A. at the University of Auckland, he became Lecturer in Maori Language and Sociology at the Department of University Extension, University of Otago and in 1968 took up his present post.