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Letters, valedictions, publications, speeches, etc.

  • AU PMB MS 581
  • Collectie
  • 1885 - 1935

Solf (1862-1936) became president of the municipality of Apia, Western Samoa, in 1899, after serving as a district judge in German East Africa. In 1900 he became governor of Western Samoa when that country became a German colony. He remained in that post until 1911 when he became Secretary for the colonies in the German government. After World War I, he served as German ambassador in Japan. The Solf papers have been filmed on reels PMB 581 - 589.

The papers comprise:

  1. letters to family (3 volumes), 1885-1935
  2. personal honours, 1927-34
  3. congratulations on 70th birthday, 1932
  4. publications, speeches, etc. 1886-1932 (Continued on PMB 582)

Solf, Wilhelm Heinrich


  • AU PMB MS 585
  • Collectie
  • 1928 - 1932

Please see PMB 581 for full entry.

Documents relating to his ambassadorship in Japan, 1928, and papers written in retirement, 1929-32. The latter include 'Refutation' of Count Bulow's memoirs, a proposal to appoint Solf German Foreign Minister, Solf's mission re minorities in Hungary and German committee on Palestine. (Bulow was Foreign Minister of Germany in 1899 when the acquisition of Western Samoa was negotiated as a German colony).

Solf, Wilhelm Heinrich

Official and political papers, lectures, essays, publications, correspondence

  • AU PMB MS 582
  • Collectie
  • 1899 - 1934

Please see PMB 581 for full entry.

The documents comprise:

  1. publications, speeches, etc. 1915-32 (Continued from reel PMB 581)
  2. letters, 1908, re his publication 'Eingeborene und Ansiedler auf Samoa'
  3. publications re war treaties, 1916-18 (3 vols)
  4. correspondence with publishers re publications and memoirs, 1918-34
  5. press reviews, 1919-20, re his publication 'Kolonialpolitik' (short title)
  6. lectures and essays on Japanese problems, 1923-33
  7. press opinions on Solf's lectures and publications, 1926-33
  8. official and political papers re the German Consulate-General in Calcutta (his first post)
  9. official and political papers re East Africa, 1897-99
  10. official and political papers re Apia municipality, 1899.

Solf, Wilhelm Heinrich

Records of the Societe des Etudes Oceaniennes, Papeete, Tahiti

  • AU PMB MS 71
  • Collectie
  • 1822 - 1963
  • Documents concerning Ernest Darling, the Nature Man, 1913-18. (See also the Bureau's newsletter <I>Pambu</I> 1969:14, pp. 1-9)<BR> A document concerning the establishment of the French protectorate over Rurutu, Rimatara and dependencies, March 27, 1889.<BR> Miscellaneous manuscripts of Xavier Caillet (1822-1901).<BR> Miscellaneous documents relating to the reign of Queen Pomare IV.<BR> Autobigraphy (in Tahitian) of Teriieroo a Teriierooiterai (1875-1952), a notable Tahitian chief and orator.<BR>* Newspaper clippings concerning an old cannon found in the pass of Papeete in 1963.

Societe des Etudes Oceaniennes

Photographs taken in Mount Hagen during a parasitology survey of the New Guinea Highlands by Dr G. Heydon and A.J. Bearup for the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney, 1934

  • Collectie
  • 1934

Photographs taken in Mount Hagen (Papua New Guinea) during a parasitology survey of the New Guinea Highlands by Dr G. Heydon and Arthur Joseph Bearup for the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney, 1934.

Bearup, Arthur Joseph

Photographs of New Caledonia

  • Collectie
  • 2005

PMBPhoto 63 is a collection of 183 photographs of New Caledonia subjects taken between 27 October and 5 November 2005 when Jan Gammage and Bill Gammage were visiting friends, David and Beryl Gowty, in Noumea. Except for a small number taken of the Isle of Pines, all the photos are of the people and places on Grand Terre, the majority taken outside Noumea.

Subjects in and around Noumea include the following: a panorama from the little hill behind Cathedrale St Joseph, the Cathedral itself, the Place des Cocotiers, the Museum, the Kanak memorial, sunset over Baie des Citrons and the central market. The Tjabaou Cultural Centre, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, a protest march and the cruise ship Clipper Odyssey were also subjects.

South of Noumea subjects include travelling along the Yate road to the Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue and Yate Lake, collecting water from Mt Dore, visiting Le Bois du Sud and Vallon Dore beach and the suburbs of Val Plaisance and Vallee des Colons.

Subjects on a trip north to Plage de Poe include the petroglyphs at Dumbea, and a grotto and mangroves at Plage d’Ouano. Other subjects include Fort Teremba, Bourail and the Arab cemetery (Nessadiou), the New Zealand Military Cemetery, a French war memorial and church, a Kanak “grande salle”, Belvedere Lookout, La Roche Percee and the Bonhomme; Houailou, Poindimie, Ponerihoven River, Touho, Hienghene and the Linderalique cliffs, Kone (War Memorial), Pouembout, La Foa (Memorial to 1878 and WWI memorial), Kanak sculptures, and Boulouparis (twin of Biloela in Queensland, Australia). Women at their roadside stalls selling flowers and plants, vegetables, and shells are also subjects.

Gammage, Bill

Solomon Islands photographs

  • Collectie
  • c.1890 - c.1920

This collection of Charles Morris Woodford includes photographs of the Woodford family; Solomon Islands, Samoa, British New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), etc.; Photographs were bundled with story as told by Solomon Islands person, 1907 (See PMB MS 1381, item 002).

Woodford, Charles Morris

Two albums of photographs taken during a voyage to and residence in the Solomon Islands from April to October 1886, and additional loose photographs

  • Collectie
  • 1852-1927

This collection by Charles Morris Woodford includes two albums of photographs taken during a voyage to and residence in the Solomon Islands from April to October 1886, as well as additional loose photographs.
The collection includes images from the villages Aola and Fauro in the Solomon Islands. Images include village life, canoes, native animals, customs and the natural environment as well as Charles Morris Woodford’s life and Government residence in Tulagi, Solomon Islands.
Additional photographs from Rabaul, Madang, New Britain and New Ireland in Papua New Guinea.

Woodford, Charles Morris

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