...an increased zest to life...
'This very small island supports a relatively large population, and it also affords the spectacle of a people... enjoying an active economic life... The spirits of their forebears and other spirits with whom no relationship could be claimed cooperated with the living in promoting present well-being. Finally, all the Islanders were embraced within a powerful, awe-inspiring cult which gave them a new feeling of nationality and induced an increased zest to life.'
Keywords: ancestors, anthropology, Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, Haddon, A.C., Malo, Meriam culture, 1888
Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Strait. P 183.
© Cambridge University Press. Still: Haddon during the first expedition, 1888.
Author: Sharp, Nonie
© Courtesy of Haddon Collection, Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Source: Haddon, AC