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Establishing Anthropology and Maori Language (Studies), Auckland University College: The Appointment of Ralph Piddington, 1949

Establishing Anthropology and Maori Language (Studies), Auckland University College: The... Establishing Anthropology and Maori Language (Studies), Auckland University College The Appointment of Ralph Piddington, 1949 Geoffrey Gray and Doug Munro In case I may be misunderstood I emphasise the fact that talking of a "school of anthropology" does not mean that I dream of the immediate establishment of a huge research department with acres of floor space and a host of instructors. One or two instructors, a few square feet of office room, a few books on anthropology and an extremely modest research grant is the limit of my most extravagant dream. (Beaglehole 1938:161 n.) I have always maintained that Auckland was the most suitable place in NZ for the establishment of such a Chair. Auckland is surrounded by rich cultural areas with tribes that have descended from different voyaging canoes. You have a wonderful Museum that forms the richest laboratory that anthropologists could desire. I sincerely trust that you will be able to establish the Chair as a centre of teaching and research. (Peter Buck, 1942) Easily the largest anthropology department in New Zealand resides at the University of Auckland (formerly Auckland University College), but sixty years ago it had only begun to exist with the appointment, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Histories of Anthropology Annual University of Nebraska Press

Establishing Anthropology and Maori Language (Studies), Auckland University College: The Appointment of Ralph Piddington, 1949

Histories of Anthropology Annual , Volume 7 (1) – Dec 17, 2011

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Establishing Anthropology and Maori Language (Studies), Auckland University College The Appointment of Ralph Piddington, 1949 Geoffrey Gray and Doug Munro In case I may be misunderstood I emphasise the fact that talking of a "school of anthropology" does not mean that I dream of the immediate establishment of a huge research department with acres of floor space and a host of instructors. One or two instructors, a few square feet of office room, a few books on anthropology and an extremely modest research grant is the limit of my most extravagant dream. (Beaglehole 1938:161 n.) I have always maintained that Auckland was the most suitable place in NZ for the establishment of such a Chair. Auckland is surrounded by rich cultural areas with tribes that have descended from different voyaging canoes. You have a wonderful Museum that forms the richest laboratory that anthropologists could desire. I sincerely trust that you will be able to establish the Chair as a centre of teaching and research. (Peter Buck, 1942) Easily the largest anthropology department in New Zealand resides at the University of Auckland (formerly Auckland University College), but sixty years ago it had only begun to exist with the appointment,

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Histories of Anthropology AnnualUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Dec 17, 2011

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