The Resource Savage harvest : a tale of cannibals, colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's tragic quest for primitive art, Carl Hoffman

Savage harvest : a tale of cannibals, colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's tragic quest for primitive art, Carl Hoffman

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Savage harvest : a tale of cannibals, colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's tragic quest for primitive art
Title
Savage harvest
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a tale of cannibals, colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's tragic quest for primitive art
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Carl Hoffman
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Language
eng
Summary
On November 21, 1961, Michael C. Rockefeller, the twenty-three-year-old son of New York governor Nelson Rockefeller, vanished off the coast of southwest New Guinea when his catamaran capsized while crossing a turbulent river mouth. He was on an expedition to collect art for the Museum of Primitive Art, which his father had founded in 1957, and his expedition partner, who stayed with the boat and was later rescued, shared Michael's final words as he swam for help: "I think I can make it." Despite exhaustive searches by air, ground, and sea, no trace of Michael was ever found. Soon after his disappearance, rumours surfaced that he had made it to shore, where he was then killed and eaten by the local Asmat, a native tribe of warriors whose complex culture was built around sacred, reciprocal violence, headhunting, and ritual cannibalism. The Dutch government and the Rockefeller family vehemently denied the story, and Michael's death was officially ruled a drowning. While the cause of death was accepted publicly, doubts lingered and sensational stories circulated, fueling speculation and intrigue for decades
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Hoffman, Carl
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Literary text for sound recordings
  • biography
  • history
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Narrated by Clem Fechner
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Fechner, Clem
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  • Rockefeller, Michael Clark
  • Hoffman, Carl
  • Asmat (Indonesian people)
  • Ethnology
  • Cannibalism
Target audience
adult
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Savage harvest : a tale of cannibals, colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's tragic quest for primitive art, Carl Hoffman
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Queensland Narrating Service: 3907MP3
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audio disc
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spoken word
Control code
p225752797
Dimensions
12 cm.
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1 MP3 CD
Media category
audio
Other control number
3907MP3
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digital, MP3
Publisher number
3907MP3
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  • (Sirsi) p225752797
  • (Sirsi) p225752797
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Label
Savage harvest : a tale of cannibals, colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's tragic quest for primitive art, Carl Hoffman
Publication
Note
Queensland Narrating Service: 3907MP3
Carrier category
audio disc
Content category
spoken word
Control code
p225752797
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 MP3 CD
Media category
audio
Other control number
3907MP3
Other physical details
digital, MP3
Publisher number
3907MP3
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225752797
  • (Sirsi) p225752797
System details
Requires the use of an MP3-enabled CD player or computer

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