Abstract

Long Island provides, in microcosm and on a compressed time scale, an example of the sort of interaction between humans and their environment common to many Pacific islands. The current period of human occupancy of Long Island began sometime during the nineteenth century but until World War II the island remained isolated and population growth remained low. Since that time population growth has accelerated, contacts with the outside world have increased and the islanders are now beginning to enter a cash economy. The effects of these processes on the human society and its interactions with the environment are summarized. Major areas covered include human settlement and population growth, aspects of social organisation, wild resources and their use, outside influences affecting island society, the current status of the Long Island economy and possible future development options.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Ball and Hughes, 1982, Rec. Aust. Mus. 34(10): 463–525
Author
Eldon E. Ball; Ian M. Hughes
Year
1982
Title
Long Island, Papua New Guinea: people, resources and culture
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
34
Issue
10
Start Page
463
End Page
525
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.34.1982.292
Language
English
Date Published
31 July 1982
Cover Date
31 July 1982
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ANTHROPOLOGY; ETHNOGRAPHY; NEW GUINEA
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27 January 2009
Available Online
02 March 2009
Reference Number
292
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