Peter Lawrence

Peter Lawrence

Peter Lawrence (* 1921 in Lancashire, England; † 12. Dezember 1987 in Sydney, Australien) war ein in England gebürtiger australischer Anthropologe.

Sein wissenschaftliches Hauptwerk untersucht Cargo-Kulte in Melanesien; seine Forschungen zur Bevölkerung der Madang-Region von Neuguinea begannen 1949 (Beispiel: die Yali-Bewegung). Er lehrte an verschiedenen australischen Universitäten, zuletzt an der University of Sydney.


  • Road belong Cargo: a study of the Cargo movement in the Southern Madang District New Guinea. Manchester University Press, Manchester 1984 (auch: Melbourne 1964).
  • mit M. Meggitt (Hrsg.): Gods, Ghosts and Men in Melanesia. Melbourne 1965.
  • Daughter of Time. University of Queensland Press, 1967.
  • mit Ian Hogbin: Studies in New Guinea Land Tenure: Three Papers. Sydney University Press, Sydney 1967.
  • mit Ronald M. Berndt (Hrsg.): Politics in New Guinea: traditional and in the context of change; some anthropological perspectives. University Press u.a.,, Washington 1973.
  • Élites in Oceania. Univ., Sydney 1982.
  • The Garia: an ethnography of a traditional cosmic system in Papua New Guinea. University Press, Manchester 1984.


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