Historical Documents

This section contains documents relating to the time when Papua New Guinea was administered by Australia. If you have any documents that would be suitable for this collection, please contact us so we can make arrangements for scanning.

Careers with a Challenge: The Public Service of Papua and New Guinea. 1958, 30 pp. Information on careers in the PNG Public Service, particularly Cadetships.

Death of District Commissioner Jack Emanuel. 1971, 5 pp. Typed press releases regarding the murder of Mr Emanuel, script of a radio broadcast by the Administrator, and a memorandum regarding a Field Staff Memorial.

Department of District Administration: Staff postings as at 1.4.1967. 1967, 23 pp. Typed list of all DDA officers.

Establishment of Government Stations, New Guinea. 1964, 5 pp. Typed chronology of the establishment and closure of government stations in New Guinea from 1884 to 1963.

Public Service Information Handbook. ?1958, 20 pp. General information about living in Papua New Guinea, and on conditions of employment in the Public Service.

The Territory of Papua and New Guinea. 1959, 8 pp. General information about Papua New Guinea.

The Use of Pidgin. 1969, 1 pp. Typed memorandum circulated to staff of the Royal Papua and New Guinea Constabulary regarding the avoidance of Pidgin words that might cause offense.