Approximately 500 leaves of reports filed by James L. Taylor and other agents between 1 Jan. 1938 and 3 July 1939. The reports concern the area between Mount Hagen and the Sepik River. The purpose of the patrol was to determine the quality of the area's watershed and to locate a site for a new government outpost. The reports and appendices contain extensive notes on health and medical conditions of the natives, climate, native culture, and local flora and fauna, geology, and language. Other agents represented in the collection include John Black, C. B. Walsh, Murray Edwards, Ian Downs, and P. O. Pursehouse. The microfilm was made in 1991 by Paula Brown-Glick of original documents in the custody of Margaret Taylor.

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Finding aid generated: 2005-10-31