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Burridge (Kenelm) Papers
MSS 0710  
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Description
Papers of anthropologist Kenelm Burridge, with a primary focus on the Tangu people in the Bogia region of the Madang Province of Papua New Guinea in 1952, and additional materials on Malaya (1954-56) and Catholic missions and missionary impacts on indigenous peoples in Northwest Australia and Papua New Guinea (1968-1977).
Background
Kenelm Burridge (1922-2019) was born in Malta on October 31, 1922 to a Maltese mother and British father, and much of his early childhood was in India. Burridge was eventually sent to the United Kingdom to study at a boarding school. When the Second World War broke out in 1939, he joined the Royal Navy. During his naval career he served aboard the submarine HMS Splendid; after the Splendid was attacked and sunk by a German ship, he was captured and held as a prisoner of war in Milan. He later escaped to nearby Allied forces with the help of locals.
Extent
3.6 Linear feet (9 archives boxes and 2 map case folders)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.