Collection DOC 424 - Solomons Tok Tok

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Solomons Tok Tok


  • 1977-1992 (gaps) (Creation)

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Reels 1-7.; 35mm microfilm

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The first private newspaper in the Solomon Islands after the Kakamora Reporter (PMB Doc 414) was Solomons Toktok, originally published as the Melanesian Nius and the Kiokio Nius (both at PMB Doc 416). It started in 1977 and continued publication until 1992. The Toktok might be described as the Solomons' first tabloid newspaper with its own version of sensationalist reporting (one early headline: 'Sex and Politics in Honiara - a husband's lament'). It came out in competition with the government-owned Solomons News Drum (PMB Doc 415) and was intended to have more popular appeal. (From Ian Frazer, “Solomon Islands Newspapers”, in Pambu, Series.5, No.5, May 1997.)

Solomons Toktok
Reel 1 Nos.1-110 (gaps), Aug 1977-Dec 1979
Reel 2 Nos.111-189 (gaps), Jan 1980-Aug 1981
Nos.1-34 (gaps), Jan 1982-Mar 1983
Reel 3 Nos.35-74 (gaps?), Mar 1983-Feb 1984
Nos.1-61 (gap), Feb 1984-May 1985
Reel 4 Nos.62-88 (gaps), May-Dec 1985
Nos.1-33, Jan-Dec 1986
Nos.1-69, Jan-Nov 1987
Reel 5 Nos.70-135, Nov 1987-Apr 1989
Reel 6 Nos.136-200, May 1989-Sep 1990
Reel 7 Nos.201-243, Sep 1990-Sep 1991
Nos.1-19, Oct 1991-Feb 1992
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Dr Ian Fraser, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ; Solomon Islands National Archives; Pacific Collection, University of the South Pacific Library, Suva;

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