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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Hogbin, Herbert Ian, 1904-
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Settlement patterns (361);
Real property (423);
Localized kin groups (618);
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
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
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
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
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).
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
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Vokeo Island (Papua New Guinea)