Collection UQFL387 - Papua New Guinea Association of Australia Papers

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Papua New Guinea Association of Australia Papers


  • 1897-2006 (Creation)

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75 boxes, 13 parcels, 1 folio folder.

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Administrative history

In 2002 the Retired Officers' Association of Papua New Guinea changed its name to the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia Inc. The Association was established to strengthen the civil relationship between the peoples of Australia and Papua New Guinea; to foster and encourage contact and friendship with Papua New Guineans and promote friendly association among members; to foster and maintain an interest in contemporary and historical events in Papua New Guinea; to provide appropriate financial, material or intellectual assistance to projects of benefit to Papua New Guinea as an Association individually, or in conjunction with other agencies; to publish journals, magazines, newsletters, websites, books and other media to inform and educate people about Papua New Guinea and to provide a means of communication among members of the Association and others; to encourage the preservation of documents, historical and cultural material related to Papua New Guinea; including the production and recording of oral and written histories; to safeguard and foster the retirement conditions of superannuated members of the former services in Papua New Guinea.

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Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1897-2006
Collection alternatively titled as: Papua New Guinea Association of Australia Collection.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donors to the collection : Pat Boys, Bob Hoy, Esme Brown, Pat Murray, Basil Hayes, D.S. (Don) Barnes, R.S. Swift, Diana Grose, Alex Malcolm, Betty Woods, Don Brewer, Bob Emery, Marie O'Sullivan, S.A. Mitcham, Bert E. Weston, Ron Mitchell, Des Large, Alex Malcolm, Steve Mason, L. Hartley, Gerry Newton, K.W.C. Humphreys, Heather Seale, Florence Cohen, Gladys Nicholas, Winton Irving, Tom Read, Gladys Forsyth, Grace Sparks, Peter Clay, Adrian Geyle, Doug Franklin, Donella Scown, Bill Forrester, C.W. Kimmorley, Don Herborn, Nancy Reason, Mary & Gerry Newton, Pat Jackson, Marjorie & Phil Head, Herbert Percy (Bill) Seale, Max Hayes, Ron Kitson, Sgt. Major Merire, Douglas Joycey, Elizabeth Sowerby, Alan Flinders Gow, Dusty Miller, E.J. Herbert, Douglas J. Parrish, Rita O'Neill, Maxwell R. Hayes, Tessa Jones, Roger Merrett, Keith Colyer, J.Stratton, Josie Wallenius and Kath Honeysett, E.S. Forrester, Geoff Melrose, Mike Quinn, Bob Calvert, T.G. Aitchison, Peter Broman, Paul Munro, A.C. Richards, Rosemary Turner, Joe Shaw, Nancy Johnston, Bill Warby, Mabel Holland, Rosemary Brown, Kathleen Brown, Marie Colbron Conroy, Jim Kemsley, Alf Uectritz, Gladys Baker, Margaret Spencer, Nancye Simington, Norm Janke, Leo Butler, Jack Leach, Mary Newton, Shirley Lockhart, D.G. Pike, Anne Collins, Peter Cahill, R.J. Saunders, R.R.E. Field, Phil Chapman, L.R. Healey, Ailsa Ryal, Stuart Svensen, Doug Robbins, Blanche Biggs, Daphne Burgess, Alan Vagg, P.E.R. Coe, Lorne Thelma Coe, Anne Young, William Race OAM, E.J. Herbert, P.A. Quartermaine, Ian Mitchell, C. Allen, Guy Black, David Read, R.D.M. Cleland, Yorkie Booth, Jim Ross, Beverly Durant, Dorothy Healey, Joseph Crainean, Arlean Armstrong Guerrero, June Patterson, John H. Watts, 'Mick' Arthur, F. Hoeter, Gordon Tripp, F.N. Rolfe, A.V.P. Weaver, June Paterson, R. & M. Macey, Ann Dryer, Graham Cowley, E.D. Clarke, Peter Best, Barbara Merefield, Carl Cossill, Evelyn Ashworth, Geraldine Hoy, Warren Martin, Nell McDonnell, Geoff Brazier, Gwen Taylor, R.F. McKillop, Pam Quartermaine, Ted Marr, Rosalie Thacker, June Dowling, Gail Burke, K.W.C. Humphries, Ross Johnson, Charles Betteridge, Jimmy Ernest, Valerie Thornton, R.W. Blaikie, Peg Clappison, Michael Lean, Pat Shea, Pat Howden, Doreen MacGowan, Anne Peters, Beatrice Knight, Martin Kerr, Kevin Thornton, Diana Martell, Dorothy Braxton, Mary R. Mennis.

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Scope and content

Photographs, typescript articles, correpondence, diaries, notes and ephemera documenting personal experiences of colonial administration and general life in Papua New Guinea. The collection was assembled by Dr Peter Cahill, from material donated by members of the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia. Some slides of the Middle East, Australia, England and Ireland.
Bulk of papers from period 1930s-1950s.
Includes explanatory notes by Dr Peter Cahill.

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access - except for Box 40 Folder 19; Box 52 looseleaf manuscript.

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Language of material

  • English

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Bulk of papers from period 1930s-1950s.

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1058507904; 505956960; 224116275; 62542064

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, Linda Justo, 1-Jul-2021. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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