Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay

Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay (1846-1888), Russian scientist who conducted ethnographic, language and marine studies in the Astrolabe Bay region of New Guinea in 1871-72, 1876 and 1878 for a total of two-and-a-half years. For almost all of this time he lived by himself and enjoyed remarkably good relationships with the local people. Although many of his papers were lost, the writings which survived have been valuable to subsequent scholars.

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