Collection MS 1 - Diary

Transcription of PMB MS 0001 (58pp)
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AU PMB MS 1

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Diary

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  • 1 January - 31 December 1905 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm

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(1877-1966)

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Maurice M. Witts, (1877-1966) an Australian who fought in the Boer War, went to the New Hebrides as a settler in 1904 after a brief sojourn in Fiji. With two cousins, Theo and Arthur Thomas, he planted coconuts in the Hog Harbour area of Espiritu Santo. He returned to Australia about 1913 and lived in the Moss Vale district until his death.

The diary gives an account of the life of a copra planter in a remote part of the New Hebrides, and contains numerous observations on the natives of the Hog Harbour area. See also PMB 8 for a later diary by Witts for the year 1911.

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Mrs Betty L. Tyler, Apple Tree Cottage, Holly Rd, Burradoo, NSW 2576

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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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Digital attached to this record is a transcription of the original document PMB MS 1.

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ms1

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