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Grave of Anthropologist Arthur Bernard Deacon
Skinner-Jones, Ann
Date Created and/or Issued
Summer 1981
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UC San Diego, The UC San Diego Library
Ann Skinner-Jones and Joan Larcom Photographs
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Skinner-Jones, Ann
Grave marker of Anthropologist A. Bernard Deacon (1903 - 1927), author of "Malekula, A Vanishing People in the New Hebrides", is buried on the hill above Wintua. Considered a brilliant, promising student by his Cambridge mentors, Deacon arrived at South West Bay in January 1926 and was about to leave the islands to write up his findings when he died of blackwater fever (malignant malaria). A fellow student, Camilla Wedgwood, agreed to put together Deacon's field notes for publication under the title noted above. Villagers today learn custom or culture from A. B. Deacon's book, originally published in 1934.
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South West Bay (Malakula, Vanuatu)
Pacific Islands
Wintua (Malekula, Vanuatu)
Deacon, Arthur Bernard
Influences of Outsiders
Land and Custom Sustained and Revived
South West Bay (Malakula, Vanuatu)
Pacific Islands
Wintua (Malekula, Vanuatu)

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