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Michael J. Leahy (1901-1979) finally settled in Zenag, New Guinea, and, with his brothers, became a prosperous rancher and respected settler. Douglas E. Jones is Director of the Alabama State Museum of Natural History, which houses an extensive collection of aboriginal artifacts donated by Leahy following his explorations. Jane C. Goodale is Professor of Anthropology at Bryn Mawr College and a specialist on aboriginal New Guinea.
"Detailed and written in a serious vein. . . . A significant contribution to the literature on early explorations into Highland New Guinea. It is of historical as well as ethnographic interest. . . . Useful to scholars as well as of broader public interest."L.L. Langness, University of California, Los Angeles "Leahy's text appears frozen in time, and reading it one travels not only into the depths of the interior of New Guinea but also into the mind-set of an older generation of Australian explorers." Contemporary Pacific