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Williams, Francis Edgar (1893 - 1943)

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Born: 9 February 1893  Malvern, South Australia, Australia.  Died: 12 May 1943  Papua New Guinea.
Francis Edgar Williams was government anthropologist, Territory of Papua 1928-43. He founded and edited a monthly newspaper in simple English, the "Papuan Villager" (1929-42).

Career Highlights
Born 9 February 1893. Died 12 May 1943. Educated University of Adelaide (BA 1914, MA 1928) and Oxford (Diploma in anthropology 1921, BSc 1934, DSc 1941). Australian Imperial Force 1915-18, assistant government anthropologist, Territory of Papua 1922-28, government anthropologist 1928-43, military intelligence, compiling manuals for the Allied Geographical Section 1941-43, liaison officer, Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit 1943. Wellcome gold medal for anthropological research 1933, Cilento medal 1935, Rockefeller fellowship 1933-34. President, anthropology section, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science 1939.

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Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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