Lyons, A. P. (Arthur Power), 1879-1965

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Lyons, A. P. (Arthur Power), 1879-1965

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  • Lyons, Arthur Power

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1879-1965

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Colonial administrator and amateur anthropologist Arthur Power Lyons was born in Bundaberg in 1879. He became Assistant Resident Magistrate in Papua in 1906, and the Resident Magistrate in the Western Division of Papua and Warden of Gold and Mineral Fields in 1909. From 1930 to 1943, Lyons was Director of Public Works for Papua, and a member of the Papuan Executive and Legislative Council. He was also Chairman of the Building and Petroleum Advisory Boards in Papua during this period. He wrote a number of anthropological reports about the people of Western Papua.

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Revised, FF, 11-Jun-2020

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'A. P. Lyons', University of Queensland Anthropology Museum Online Catalogue, accessed 11-Jun-2020.

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Revised with authorized form of name, other form of name, dates of existence, history, authority record identifier and sources, FF, 11-Jun-2020.

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