Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
MARCH 1940
 
 
 
 
 
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
APRIL 1940
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
MAY 1940
 
 
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
JUNE 1940
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
JUN 1940
3

Cheng Ho, South Loloda Bay, Halmahera, Indonesia

Written by Edward Beckwith on Monday, June 3, 1940

Very heavy rain early this morning.

I and Anne were the only ones who did not go below. Anne slept on the upper deck in a canvas bag and I think got wet. I was entirely comfortable in a cot in my customary place in front of the laboratory and did not get at all wet in a canvas bag.

The volcano, which is visible inland just north of Loloda began to erupt with very black smoke and I took bearings which positively identified it as Dukono.

Hugo went off alone on a hike which started at the native village of Loloda, where he intended to get some natives to go with him.

I photographed a number of specimens, a palm which Hugo got yesterday and some wild bananas from the Loloda River. I also helped Anne with her photographs which she is putting into an album.

David, Anne and Marian went off in the launch in the afternoon. I was in my room and heard them calling me but pretended to be asleep.

A great many natives came aboard with things to sell or rather exchange for either cigarettes or bottles of perfume. A number of praus came up which were stopping here on their way to Tenate. The men in them were very wild looking and acted as though they owned the boat when they came on board. Fenton found they thought little of tobacco as a trade and hesitated to offer them perfume. Ted offered them some and they were delighted with it. They brought tortoise shell, large shells, fish, lobsters, etc.

I took some flash lights of everyone in the dining room, one was of Anne, David and Marian seated at the table and in front of the shrine.

Leaf of an Arenga collected on Halmahera
Leaf of an Arenga collected on Halmahera. Photographed by Edward Beckwith.
Inflorescence of an Arenga collected on Halmahera
Inflorescence of an Arenga collected on Halmahera. Photographed by Edward Beckwith.
Village on the Ibo River
Village on the Ibo River with Mt. Dukono in the background. Halmahera, Indonesia. Photographed by Hugo Curran.
 
Fenton Kilkenny and local residents in a Halmahera village
Fenton Kilkenny and local residents in a Halmahera village. Photographed by Hugo Curran.
Thatched structure in village on Ibo River, Halmahera
Thatched structure in village on Ibo River, Halmahera. Photographed by Hugo Curran.
Man with a bamboo pole
Man with a bamboo pole. Photographed by Hugo Curran in a village on the Ibo River, Halmahera.
 
Ted Kilkenny, David Fairchild, and Fenton Kilkenny dining aboard the Cheng Ho
Ted Kilkenny, David Fairchild, and Fenton Kilkenny dining aboard the Cheng Ho. Photographed by Edward Beckwith.
Marian Fairchild, Hugo Curran, David Fairchild, and Ted Kilkenny dining aboard the Cheng Ho
Marian Fairchild, Hugo Curran, David Fairchild, and Ted Kilkenny dining aboard the Cheng Ho. Photographed by Edward Beckwith.
Edward Beckwith, David Fairchild, Anne Archbold, Ted Kilkenny, and Marian Fairchild dining aboard the Cheng Ho
Edward Beckwith, David Fairchild, Anne Archbold, Ted Kilkenny, and Marian Fairchild dining aboard the Cheng Ho. Photographed by Fenton Kilkenny.
 

Submit a comment

You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>