Gogodala a cultural revival?

The Gogadala, like other peoples of the swampy lowlands of western Papua New Guinea, traditionally produced magnificent carvings for use in ceremonies. By the 1930s, the work of Christian missionaries and Papuan evangelists had resulted in mass burnings of ritual carvings and the suppression of trad...

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Main Author: Owen, Chris
Corporate Authors: Documentary Educational Resources (Firm), Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: [Boroko, Papua New Guinea?] Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies 1983, [1983]
Series:Ethnographic video online, volume 1
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Collection: Ethnographic Video Online Vol. 1 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The Gogadala, like other peoples of the swampy lowlands of western Papua New Guinea, traditionally produced magnificent carvings for use in ceremonies. By the 1930s, the work of Christian missionaries and Papuan evangelists had resulted in mass burnings of ritual carvings and the suppression of traditional ceremonies. In the 1970s there were attempts to revive the culture of the Gogodala, and a long-house was completed and officially opened as the Gogadala Cultural Centre
Physical Description:1 streaming video (58 min.)