Market Day In Ralum [Papua New Guinea, Showing Parkinson With Locals]. Richard Parkinson, 1844- 1909 Danish.
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Market Day In Ralum [Papua New Guinea, Showing Parkinson With Locals]

c1890s. Albumen paper photograph, titled with photographer’s name in unknown hand in pencil verso, 11 x 15.3cm. Slight tears and creases to ragged edges.

“The illegitimate son of the Duke of Augustenberg, second in line to the Danish crown, Richard Parkinson was an anthropologist, ethnologist and botanist, and one of the most prominent pioneers on the Bismarck Archipelago both before and during the period it was part of German New Guinea. Arriving in 1882, Parkinson surveyed, planted and managed New Guinea’s first coconut plantations at Ralum (New Britain) for his famous American-Samoan sister-in-law ‘Queen Emma’ Coe Forsayth.” Ref: Max Uechtritz (great grandson of Richard Parkinson).

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Item #CL185-21

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