Collection MS 8 - Diary relating to the New Hebrides

Transcription of PMB MS 0008 (15pp) Diary relating to the New Hebrides, pp.1-76 Diary relating to the New Hebrides, pp.77-142
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AU PMB MS 8

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Diary relating to the New Hebrides

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  • 1 January to 15 August 1911 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm
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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 of New South Wales until his death.

Besides giving a day-by-day account of the life of a copra planter, the diary records Witts' efforts, as a temporary commandant of police, to capture a New Hebridean outlaw named Thingaru who had been terrorising parts of Espiritu Santo.<BR><BR>See also PMB 1 for an earlier diary of Witts, for the year 1905.

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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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ms8

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Digitised in March 2017. The reel was split into 2 PDFs for the digital version

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