Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
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Community School Plaque 1962
Kitava Island, Papua New Guinea
Trobriand Group:

Color image of a downward lunar shaped sign that says, "Welcome to Kitava Community School Kitava Island Established in 1962." Floral garden located below the sign. Building in the background.

Kitava Island is one of the Trobriand Group of small islands off the east coast of Milne Bay. A plaque at the entrance to the Kitava Community School dates its origin, 1962. Like all of the Trobriand Islands, clans of Kitava are based on descent through mothers. Fathers also bequeath property rights to their children from their own matrilineal line.

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