Collecting localities



Biographical data


Bulmer, Ralph Neville Hermon


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1928, Hereford, England.



Anthropologist, B.A. at Cambridge (1952), Ph.D. of the Australian National University, Canberra (1961); Research Scholar, Austr. Nat. Univ. (1954-57); Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology University of Auckland, New Zealand (1958-67); Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Papua and New Guinea, Port Moresby (1968- ). Author of anthropological papers1.


Collecting localities:


Eastern half of New Guinea in Western Highlands District: Baiyer Valley (Aug. 1959-60); Kaironk Valley, Schrader Range (intermittently from Aug. 1963 to 1968 at least).1



Herb. Lae [LAE]: approx. 350 nos; two dupl. of most numbers in Auckl. War Mem. Mus., New Zealand [AK].



(1) R.N.H. Bulmer: ‘Edible Seeds and Prehistoric Stone Mortars in the Highlands of East New Guinea’ (Man 64, 1964, Art. 183, p. 147-150); ‘Why is the Cassowary not a Bird? Zoological Taxonomy among the Karam of New Guinea Highlands’ (Man n.s. 2, 1967, p. 5-25; includes general account of field work in the Kaironk Valley region, Schrader Range).


biographical data:

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