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Correspondence with resident agents in the outer islands

  • AU PMB MS 1248
  • Collection
  • 1896-1970

The Cook Islands were annexed to New Zealand in June 1901. Resident Agents, responsible to the Resident Commissioner in Rarotonga, were appointed in each of the islands in the Cook Islands group. Resident Agents chaired the Island Council meetings...

Cook Islands Administration, Resident Commissioners Office

Land Court: Minutes

  • AU PMB MS 1239
  • Collection
  • 1917-2003

The land tenure system in Niue, as laid down under the Niue Act 1966 (formerly the Cook Islands Act 1915), was taken directly from legislation affecting Maori land in New Zealand. The Niue Land Court was directed to investigate the titles to custo...

Government of Niue, Justice, Lands and Survey Department

Registers of births, deaths and marriages

  • AU PMB MS 1240
  • Collection
  • 1910-1916, 1900-1972

The Niue births, deaths and marriage registers microfilmed by the Bureau were transferred from the Huanaki Museum and Cultural Centre to the Department of Justice, Lands and Survey before Cyclone Heta hit Niue in January 2004. There is no indicati...

Government of Niue, Justice, Lands and Survey Department

Correspondence from the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

  • AU PMB MS 1244
  • Collection
  • 1930-1948

Mary Helen Margaret Leishman was born at Bunbury Western Australia on 17 April 1902. She died on 7 May 1995 in Launceston, Tasmania. Helen Leishman gave 22 years service to the Anglican Church's Melanesian Mission in the Solomons and New Hebr...

Leishman, Sister Helen (1902-1995)

Autobiography: Every Goose a Swan, Volume 2

  • AU PMB MS 1230
  • Collection
  • 1993

Bob Langdon, the first executive officer of the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, 1968-1984, established his reputation as a Pacific Specialist with the publication of his history of Tahiti, <i>Island of Love</i>, in London in 1959. As a jou...

Langdon, Robert Adrian (1924-2003)

“The Flying Priest”. Fr Glover’s account of his flying experiences in New Guinea, mainly during the Pacific War, including the evacuation to Kainantu and his attempted flight to Thursday Island.

  • AU PMB MS 1233
  • Collection
  • 1936-1942

Fr John Glover was an Australian secular priest, trained at St. Patricks Seminary, Sydney. Fr Glover began learning to fly with Butler Air Transport Co while a Parish Priest at Cootamundra, NSW, in 1936. Fr Glover moved to New Guinea with the Divi...

Glover, John Corbett (1909-1948)

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