Spencer's Last Journey: being the Journal of an Expedition to Tierra del Fuego by the late Sir Baldwin Spencer; with a Memoir

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    A SENSE of tragedy is inseparable from this volume commemorating Baldwin Spencer's last journey, the expedition to Tierra del Fuego in 1929, on which he died. Although he himself would, no doubt, have chosen to end his life in harness, his work was unfinished. His intercourse with the few Yahgans with whom he came into touch was not without result. He collected implements, which are described by Mr. Balfour in an appendix, and he recorded some of their kinship terms and a small vocabulary which will be of service to science: but anthropologists must forgo the light of his unrivalled first-hand knowledge on the problem which has been raised by the suggested affinities between Fuegian and Australian culture.

    Spencer's Last Journey: being the Journal of an Expedition to Tierra del Fuego by the late Sir Baldwin Spencer; with a Memoir.

    R. R. Marett T. K. Penniman. With Contributions by Sir James Prazer and H. Balfour. Pp. xii + 153 + 14 plates. (Oxford: Clarendon Press; London: Oxford University Press, 1931.) 12s. 6d. net.

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    Spencer's Last Journey: being the Journal of an Expedition to Tierra del Fuego by the late Sir Baldwin Spencer; with a Memoir . Nature 129, 43–44 (1932) doi:10.1038/129043c0

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