Hogbin, Herbert Ian, 1904-. Native land tenure in New Guinea

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Native land tenure in New Guinea

Published By: Original publisher Sydney: Australian Medical Publishing Company. 1940. 113-165 p., plates map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By H. Ian Hogbin

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2014. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Wogeo (OJ27)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Tillage (241); Settlement patterns (361); Real property (423); Inheritance (428); Localized kin groups (618); Mythology (773); Spirits and gods (776);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a descriptive and analytical study of the Wogeo land tenure system. The author demonstrates that private right to land exists on the island, and is regulated by a common code of inheritance based upon kin relationship, sanctioned by religious beliefs, and perpetuated by a deeply felt sentimental attachment to the soil. Among other topics discussed in this article are: the usage of uncultivated lands, rights to building sites, settlement pattern, community structure, dwelling types, allotment of cultivation sites, transference of land rights through marriage, alienation of cultivation rights to strangers, rights and privileges of the clan headman, and the supernatural beings who are responsible for the creation of the physical world and the innovation of cultural institutions.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. oj27-002

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Reprinted from OCEANIA, December 1939, Vol. 10, no. 2

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1934

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Robert Lee ; 1959

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1934

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Vokeo Island, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Vokeo Island (Papua New Guinea)

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