01550ntc a22002177i 45000010005000000080041000050400026000461000021000722450039000932640032001323000039001643360021002033370023002243380032002475000016002795060028002955200693003235330077010165400079010938560160011721332140313s1911 xx 000 0|eng d aANU:PMBcANU:PMBerda1 aWitts Maurice M.10aDiary relating to the New Hebrides c1 January to 15 August 1911 a1 reel; 35mm microfilm Digital PDF atext2rdacontent acomputer2rdamedia aonline resource2rdacarrier aAU PMB MS 8 aAvailable for reference2 aMaurice 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. aElectronic reproduction:bCanberra :cPacific Manuscripts Bureau, d2014 aAvailable for referenceuhttp://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/pambu/copyright.php41uhttp://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/pambu/digital/catalogue/index.php/diary-relating-to-new-hebrideszView this item in the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau Catalogue.