Austen, Leo. The seasonal gardening calendar of Kiriwina, Trobriand Islands

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Title: The seasonal gardening calendar of Kiriwina, Trobriand Islands

Published in: Oceania -- Vol. 9

Published By: Oceania -- Vol. 9 1939. 237-253 p.

By line: [by] Leo Austen

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Trobriands (OL06)

Subjects: Tillage (241); Ordering of time (805);

Abstract: This article contains a discussion of the Trobriand method of ordering time and its relationship to gardening. The inefficiency of Trobriand time-reckoning for horticultural purposes is clearly brought out. Information on the astronomical knowledge of the islanders is also included. Austen was a resident magistrate and also held a degree in anthropology.

Document Number: 14

Document ID: ol06-014

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1931-1935

Evaluation: Government Official-5

Analyst: Arthur Fields

Coverage Date: 1931-1935

Coverage Place: Kiriwina Island, Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Trobriand Islanders

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