Henry Evans Maude

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Henry "Harry" Evans Maude, OBE (1 October 1906 – 4 November 2006) was a British civil servant and anthropologist. He was the husband of Honor Maude.

Harry Maude was born 1 October 1906, in Bankipore, India.[1] Educated at Cambridge University, Harry Maude spent the years 1929-1948 working as a civil servant and administrator in various Pacific Islands, in particular the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, even as Resident Commissioner from 1946 to 1949.

From 1948-1957, he worked for the South Pacific Commission. From 1957-1951, he was a Research Fellow at the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS), which is part of the Australian National University in Canberra. He has published widely on aspects of Pacific Islands history, was a co-founder of the Journal of Pacific History, and played an important role in establishing the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau.[1]

Maude died, aged 100, on 4 November 2006.[1] The bulk of his personal papers are held at the University of Adelaide Barr-Smith Library. An extensive set of pages devoted to the life and work of Harry Maude can be found at the University of Adelaide library. He also published the work of Sir Arthur Grimble.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Maude, H. E. (1981), Slavers in Paradise: The Peruvian Slave Trade in Polynesia, 1862-1864, Stanford University Press and Australian National University Press, ISBN 0-8047-1106-2 .
  • Woodburn, Susan (2003), Where our hearts still lie: Harry and Honor Maude in the Pacific islands, Crawford House Publishers, ISBN 978-1-86333-245-3 .
  • Gunson, Niel (1978), The Changing Pacific: Essays in Honour of H. E. Maude, Oxford University Press .
  • Maude, H. E. (1968), Of Islands & Men, Melbourne Oxford University Press .

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c MAUDE, Henry Evans (1926) died on 4 November 2006 aged 100. One Hundred and Third Annual Report, Jesus College, Cambridge, 2007.

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