Kathleen Haddon

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Kathleen Haddon (1888-1961) was an English zoologist, photographer, and scholar of string-figures.[1][2][3][4][5] She was the daughter of influential British anthropologist and ethnologist A. C. Haddon; she accompanied her father on a journey along the coast of New Guinea during his Torres Straits Expedition. She married O. H. T. Rishbeth.[6]



  1. ^ Haddon, K. 1911. Cat's Cradles from Many Lands. London: Longmans, Green & Co.
  2. ^ 1915. 'In Papua with a Piece of String.’ The Chronicle of the London Missionary Society; July:140.
  3. ^ 1918. Some Australian String Figures. Melbourne: Ford & Son.
  4. ^ 1929. ‘In the Gulf of New Guinea.’ Country Life; 24, 268-70.
  5. ^ 1930. Artists in String. String Figures: Their Regional Distribution and Social Significance. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.
  6. ^ Haddon, K. (1934) String Games for Beginners. Cambridge: Heffer; p. 1