Collection UQFL169 - Donald John Tugby Papers

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Donald John Tugby Papers


  • 1920-1971. (Creation)

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5 boxes.

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Dr Donald John Tugby was an anthropologist and staff member of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Queensland in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Dr Tugby conducted research in areas of Indonesia, Malaysia and Netherlands New Guinea. He was particularly interested in the Mandailing people of Sumatra, and published the results of this research in a book "Cultural change and identity: Mandailing immigrants in Western Malaysia" in 1977.

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Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1920-1971
Collection alternatively titled as: Donald John Tugby Collection.

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Lecture material; correspondence; typescripts of ethnological surveys and anthropological research reports; research field notes; typescript of a translation from English to a Bahasa dialect; annual reports on Netherlands New Guinea by the Netherlands Government, and other papers, many in Dutch.

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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