By Ceridwen Spark,Seumas Spark,Christina Twomey

Australians in Papua New Guinea offers a historical past of the overdue Australian years in Papua New Guinea throughout the eyes of thirteen Australians and 4 Papua New Guineans by way of offering the stories of Australians who went to paintings in Papua New Guinea (PNG) over numerous a long time sooner than the Nineteen Seventies. This notable booklet balances expatriates with indigenous Papua New Guineans, balances gender, and pioneers an cutting edge mixture of written recollections and interviews that exhibit the influence of Australian colonial coverage on pre-indendence PNG. It follows scientific practitioners Michael Alpers, Ken Clezy, Margaret Smith, Ian Maddocks, and Anthony Radford (with accompanying reflections via spouse, Robin) who grappled with advanced scientific concerns in tricky atmosphere. different contributors—John Langmore, John Ley, and invoice Brown—became specialists in governance. the ultimate staff featured used to be concerned with schooling and social switch: Ken Inglis, invoice Gammage, and Christine Stewart. Papua New Guinean participants: health worker Sir Isi Henao Kevau, diplomats Charles Lepani and Dame Meg Taylor, and educator and flesh presser Dame Carol Kidu additional deepen the insights of this assortment. a last mirrored image is supplied through historian Jonathan Ritchie, himself a part of an Australian kinfolk in PNG. The heritage of this significant Pacific kingdom unfolds as do the histories of people who have been focused on its formative decades.

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