Australian Museum Journal Long Island, Papua New Guinea: people, resources and culture

Shortform:
Ball and Hughes, 1982, Rec. Aust. Mus. 34(10): 463–525
Author(s):
Ball, Eldon E.; Hughes, Ian M.
Year published:
1982
Title:
Long Island, Papua New Guinea: people, resources and culture
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
34
Issue:
10
Start page:
463
End page:
525
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.34.1982.292
Language:
English
Date published:
31 July 1982
Cover date:
31 July 1982
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ANTHROPOLOGY; ETHNOGRAPHY; NEW GUINEA
Digitized:
27 January 2009
Available online:
02 March 2009
Reference number:
292
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (149kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (8049kb PDF)

Abstract

Long Island provides, in microcosm and on a compressed time scale, an example of the sort of interaction between humans and their environment common to many Pacific islands. The current period of human occupancy of Long Island began sometime during the nineteenth century but until World War II the island remained isolated and population growth remained low. Since that time population growth has accelerated, contacts with the outside world have increased and the islanders are now beginning to enter a cash economy. The effects of these processes on the human society and its interactions with the environment are summarized. Major areas covered include human settlement and population growth, aspects of social organisation, wild resources and their use, outside influences affecting island society, the current status of the Long Island economy and possible future development options.

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