Houaïlou (Auguste's house)


Houaïlou (Auguste's house)

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c. 1955-04



"Auguste was another language informant. The French anthropologist Jean Guiart was well-known in New Caledonia, and he would take me to various people and say, 'This is an American linguist and he is going to stay with you.' And then I would stay with them for a week or two. They would put me up, and I paid them a bit. The drying space in the front of Auguste's home is for coffee -- they grew coffee and laid it out there to dry." -- George Grace (November 2006).

Dr. Grace was in New Caledonia on two separate occasions during his travels. The first visit occurred sometime in late January or early February of 1955, lasted less than a week, and was spent entirely in the capital city of Noumea (in the island's southern province). The second visit was from April 2 to July 15, 1955, and also included the northern province of the island (where Houaïlou is located). To read more about Dr. Grace's activities in New Caledonia, see TRIPP reports 1 & 2 in our digitized documents. (Adobe PDF reader required.)

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