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GNZMS 1 Selwyn, George Augustus, Bishop, 1809-1878
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Manuscript number: GNZMS 1
Author: Selwyn, George Augustus, Bishop, 1809-1878
Title: Notebook containing grammatical notes. ca. 1849
Subjects: Melanesian languages; Melanesia -- Maps; Vanuatu -- History; Anglican Church -- Missions; Aneityum language; Erromangan language
Time period: 1849
Bio Note: For more information on Selwyn, see Warren E. Limbrick. 'Selwyn, George Augustus', from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 30-Oct-2012 URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/biographies/1s5/selwyn-george-augustus.
Physical description: 132 p. : ill., maps ; 20cm
Collection: Grey New Zealand manuscripts

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Notebook containing grammatical notes on the dialects of New Caledonia, New Hebrides and other Melanesian Islands, and sketch maps and pencil sketches of the islands.

The first two thirds of the notebook concentrate mainly on the languages of what is now southern Vanuatu (the islands of Erromanga, Tanna and Anatom). The final third is devoted to Maori terms for key Christian concepts.

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