A Journey Among the Peoples of Central Borneo in Word and Picture

A Journey Among the Peoples of Central Borneo in Word and Picture

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Hendrik Tillema (1870-1952) was a well-known Dutch writer and traveller who devoted much of his distinguished career as a hygienist to the study of the then Netherlands East Indies, Borneo in particular. Professor Victor King of the University of Hull's Centre for South-East Asian Studies has produced this English edition of Tillema's work, which is illustrated with over 250 photographs taken by the author. This edition includes a lengthy introduction to the author and his work, a glossary, and bibliographies.
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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 210 x 250mm | 1,047g
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Dutch; Flemish
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Fr maps, tables, halftones
  • 0195889754
  • 9780195889758

Table of contents

Editor's introduction; Hendrik Tillema's life and work; Tillema's journey to the Apo Kayan (Kayan Plateau); Tillema after his Apo Kayan journey; A bibliography of Tillema's main publications (with particular reference to Borneo); Editor's bibliography; The book; Part I The Apo Kayan in word and picture; Chapter I To the Apo Kayan; I make preparations for the journey; I make a list of more than 250 queries about the journey, luggage, etc., etc.; Small presents preserve friendships, particularly among the Dayaks; Filming equipment requires meticulous attention; Attention to transport, sleeping arrangements, clothing, medicines, food, and drink; The struggle through the rapids ( kiham ); The second stage (overland); The third stage back in the perahu ; Editor's notes; Chapter 2 In the Apo Kayan; My domestic arrangements; The country and its people; Through the Apo Kayan with Dr de Rooy; To the Punans and back home; The future of the Apo Kayans lies in the hands of the government, public health service, and missions; Dates of my journey; Editor's notes; Part II The Apo Kayans in picture and word.
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