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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Hocart, Arthur Maurice, 1884-1939
Lau Islands, Fiji
Published By: Original publisher
Honolulu, Hawaii: Bernice P. Bishop Museum. 1929. 240 p.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by A. M. Hocart
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Lau Fijians (OQ06)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Hocart spent four years in the Fiji Islands as the
headmaster of a native school in Lakemba, the chief island of the Lau group. This book is a
synthesis of native accounts regarding customs and tradition as well as a record of the
author's own observations. The description of the native material culture such as food,
clothing, shelter, agriculture, fishing and boat building is adequate. There are also data
related to the kinship system, political organization, social structure, games and
ceremonies, life cycle, medical care, witchcraft, religious beliefs, and
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241)
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)
Lau Islands, Fiji
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings