Collection DOC 460 - British Solomon Islands Protectorate Agricultural Gazette

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AU PMB DOC 460

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British Solomon Islands Protectorate Agricultural Gazette

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  • 1933-1936 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm

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The first three issues were compiled by Major F.R. Hewitt MC, Manager of Levers Pacific Plantations Limited, who conceived the idea of The Gazette. Subsequent issues were edited by R.A. Lever, Government Entomologist, BSIP, who also wrote many of the articles. The Gazette was printed in Sydney by W.T. Baker & Co. Resident Commissioner F.N. Ashby wrote that the Gazette aimed at “distribution among Planters of the results of the scientific researches made by Entomological Officers employed by the Government in the Protectorate and as a means for Planters to express their views and seek advice.” (Vol.3, No.4) The Gazette includes meteorological reports from Tulagi and elsewhere in later issues. It also includes annual reports of the Government Entomologist, correspondence and reviews. There are articles dealing with insects attacking coconut palms, native gardens, mosquito and malaria control (by H.B. Hetherington, Senior Medical Officer), wire fencing, tractors and horses, commercial possibilities of local plants, household pests, the copra market, copra driers, rice, kapok and ginger growing, export of reptile skins, Dr H.B. Guppy’s datum line at Ugi Island, and the geography of the Solomon Islands, etc.

Vol.1, No.1, Jan 1933; No.2, Apr 1933; No.3, Jul 1933; No.4, Oct 1933; Vol.2, No.1, Jan 1934; No.2, Apr 1934; No.3, Jul 1934; No.4, Oct 1934; Vol.3, No.1, Jan 1935; No.2, Apr 1935; No.3, Jul 1935; No.4, Oct 1935. (last issue, discontinued.) Vol.3, No.4 Supplement, Feb 1936. Includes index.

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Queensland Herbarium Library

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Access this title at PMB Member Libraries or by purchasing it directly from the Bureau: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/pambu/accessing.php

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