Subseries Subseries 3 - New Guinea history research papers.

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UQFL580-Series C-Subseries 3


New Guinea history research papers.


  • 1929-2003 (Creation)

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12 folders

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Scope and content

Papers collected and organised for the purpose of writing the book Masked Eden. Papers include correspondence, newspaper cuttings, local news bulletins, typed manuscripts of stories, statements, copies of military records and some administrative records and photographs. Some correspondents in this subseries are also represented in Series B.

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System of arrangement

The papers were originally bundled in large envelopes or folders inscribed with hand-written notes labelling the contents of each bundle and the relevance of the material to the structure of Masked Eden. The documents have been rehoused but where possible the original arrangement of the bundles and the accompanying notes have been retained to provide context. The files are roughly in a chronological sequence.

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Unrestricted access.

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Copyright applies.

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  • English

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Publication note

Anne McCosker, Masked Eden: a History of the Australians in New Guinea (1998).

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Box 5 Folders 2-13.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created, JR, 29-Mar-2021




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Physical storage

  • Box: UQFL580 Box 5