National Geographic : 1962 May
ALL KODACHROMESBY JOHN SCOFIELD, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICSTAFF © N.G.S. Gone Are the Head-hunters. Lassitude Pervades Kanganaman's Spirit House Once warriors met here to flaunt grisly trophies and recount battle triumphs before the debating chair's staring mask (center). Murder now outlawed, most men take jobs on coastal plantations. Those remaining huddle around mosquito-repelling fires. Crude hooks dangling from rafters hang bare of carved sculptures sold to collectors. Australia 608 encourages preservation of such houses as relics of a dying culture.