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Accessing the collections

Online catalogue

Search the PMB collections using the online catalogue.

PMB finding aids

The Pacific Manuscripts Bureau has developed a number of finding aids to assist you with your research.

Access through member libraries

The Pacific Manuscript Bureau collections are held in the Pacific research libraries sponsoring the Bureau. Digital collections can be accessed at all of our member libraries, and microfilms and audio recordings are held at nine member library locations as listed below. If you can not access one of these libraries in person, contact your local library and try to arrange an inter-library loan.

Purchase PMB titles

Where access conditions permit, the Bureau can supply microfilm copies or digital images (PDF) of PMB titles scanned from the microfilms to individuals. Please contact the Bureau for more information.

Please refer to the current price list for PMB microfilms and digitised copies of PMB titles.

The PMB copyright policy


Charles Hunter Brown diary extract
Page from the diary of Mr Charles Hunter Brown. Hunter Brown kept this journal while accompanying the Bishop John Richardson Selwyn of the Melanesian Mission on a voyage aboard the “Southern Cross”. See PMB 1359 Reel 1 Item 28.

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