Collection MS 1371 - Papers on town planning in Bougainville and Honiara, and provincial administration in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, including PNG Constitutional planning committee papers

Nigel Oram to Martha [Macintyre], Ts., 1p., cover note for Oram’s paper on Reginald Edward Guise,... Correspondence on Honiara town planning with Peter Larmour, Waita Ben, Charles MacFadden, D.K. Ma... Untitled file of reference papers on town planning in Honiara [see below for contents] Report on the Honiara Town Development Plan, Published under the authority of the Town Planning B... M.D. Irving Gass (Chief Secretary), Procedure for selecting and approving sites on which governme... M.E.P. Bellam, Abstract for proposed doctoral dissertation: “Colonial Town, Tribal Society: A Soc... N.S.N. Berry, Report on the Development of Housing Sites in Honiara, Honiara, Public Works Depart... Solomon Islands, Agricultural and Industrial Loans Board, Annual Report balance sheet and financi... Solomon Islands, Agricultural and Industrial Loans Board (incorporating Small Business Credit Sch... Solomon Islands, Agricultural and Industrial Loans Board, Annual Report balance sheet and financi...
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Papers on town planning in Bougainville and Honiara, and provincial administration in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, including PNG Constitutional planning committee papers

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  • 1962-1993 (Creation)

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3 reels; 35mm microfilm
118 Digital PDFs [item 074 not on microfilm]

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Nigel Oram was an ethnologist and academic. In 1946, after military service in World War II, he read history at Oxford University. This was followed by a career in the British Colonial Service in East Africa and Uganda. In 1961, Oram helped set up the New Guinea Research Unit, Port Moresby, which was an offshoot of the Australian National University. His role was to undertake social research. To facilitate his information gathering, Oram learnt the Motu and Hula languages. In 1969, he was appointed a fellow at the University of Papua New Guinea, where he remained from 1969 to 1975. Oram returned to Australia where he taught history for nine years at La Trobe University and where, upon his retirement, he became an honorary senior research fellow. An extensive collection of Oram’s PNG research papers is held at the National Library of Australia (MS 9436).

Papers left outside Nigel Oram’s room when he left La Trobe University, Melbourne, rescued by Professor Martha Macintyre, and transferred to the PMB in August 2011, including the following:
• The Mystery of Guise (a longer draft than that microfilmed at PMB 1288);
• 2 box files, ‘British Solomon Islands Protectorate’, on Honiara town planning and related matters, 1962-1979;
• File, ‘Bougainville” on the Bougainville Copper Project and urban development ion Bougainville, 1969-1974;
• PNG Constitutional Planning Committee, Record of Proceedings, 4 Dec 1972-16 Feb 1973;
• PNG Constitutional Planning Committee, part draft report and recommendations;
• Papers on the PNG Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, c.1972;
• Documents on the PNG Department of Public Health, 1972;
• Maps of Port Moresby, c.1965 and Bougainville, c.1970.
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National Library of Australia, Manuscripts Section, to be held with other papers of Nigel Oram.

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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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