Author(s): W. O. Oldman
During the later half of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century in England, several private collections of ethnographic artifacts were assembled from the pool of "artificial curiosities" and souvenirs. Among these private collections, that of William Oldman was recognized as a comprehensive one, especially for its Pacific component.
"At last we can own our private copies of the Oldman catalogues! This edition, with its new comprehensive introduction, gives us the history and insight we need to put this splendid collection into context. An important work for the 21st century for ethnographic understanding and Maori ethnic identity." - Adrienne Kaeppler, Smithsonian Institution"