AU PMB MS 1416
- 15 January 2014 (Creation)
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1 volume in digital (PDF) format, 74pp.
Name of creator
Nancy Beryl Watkins, nee Morgan, was born at Port Pirie, South Australia and died at Nerang, Queensland on 19 June 1997. She lived in Papua from 1934 for approximately nine of her next thirteen years. Her son is Peter Ross Watkins.
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Peter Ross Watkins is the son of Nancy Beryl Watkins and Alwyn Edward (Bud) Watkins.
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This is the story of Nancy Beryl Watkins, nee Morgan in Papua compiled by Nancy’s son Peter R. Watkins. Nancy Watkins first went to Papua with Alwyn Edward (Bud) Watkins in 1934. She spent approximately nine of the next thirteen years living in the territory. The story gives some insight into the day-to-day lives of the women who accompanied their husbands to Papua. Nancy wrote many long letter/diaries to her own mother whilst she lived in Papua but these letters no longer exist. Peter Watkins persuaded his mother to remember as much of her life in Papua as possible and commit it to paper. My Papuan Years is the result of Nancy’s notes and Peter’s discussions with her prompting her memory prior to her death in 1997.
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Person: Peter R. Watkins
Address: Nerang, N.S.W.
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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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Entered by Kylie Moloney 10 August 2016.
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