Collection MS 625 - A prospector's diary, New Guinea 1931-1937

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AU PMB MS 625

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A prospector's diary, New Guinea 1931-1937

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  • 1931 - 1937 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm

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O'Neill arrived in New Guinea in 1931 and was engaged in prospecting mainly on the Morobe goldfield.

A typescript in diary form based on an original diary and letters concerning his period as a gold prospector.

Ch. 1: To Edie Creek, and After
Ch. 2: The Black Cat, and the Bittoi River
Ch. 3: The Paradise Strip and a Touch of Slavery
Ch. 4: The Ramu and the Purari Amongst the Warriors of the Long Bow
Ch. 5: The Upper Watut - Kuka Kuka Country, Who Hunts What, with a club
Ch. 6: The Lower Watut. River of Mustard Gold.

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PMB Member Libraries and sponsors of the Papua New Guinea Records Project, National Library of Australia, Canberra

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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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