Collection MS 1077 - Papers relating to the Gilbert Islands

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AU PMB MS 1077


Papers relating to the Gilbert Islands


  • 1942-1970 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35 mm microfilm

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Author/editor of a number of publicaitons on the Gilbert Islands, including <I>An Anthology of Gilbertese oral tradition</I> (Suva, USP, 1994), Maude was the British colonial administrator in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, 1929-48. For further biographical details see PMB 1057.

  1. The Genealogical Book of the Royal Family of Abemama. 98 page handwritten copy from the Genealogical Book of Paul I. Simon (1916), copied by John R. Tokatake on Kuria Island, 1960. Written in Gilbertese, this copy was sent to Maude by the Catholic priest Father Ernest Sabatier in 1964.<BR><BR>2. Circular notices, mostly addressed to village chiefs of the Gilbert Islands, from the Japanese Department of Civil Administration in the Gilberts, October 1942-May 1943. Written by Miyoshi, the District Officer and Resident Commissioner who was based on Uma, these 35 notices are mostly single page typescripts in the Gilbertese language. The original notices are accompanied by typescript English translations carried out by Reid Cowell in 1970.

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Professor H.E. Maude, 42/11 Namatjira Drive, Weston, ACT, 2611

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Keywords: World War Two, World War 2, World War II, WWII, WW2, W.W.II, W.W.2, Second World War, 2nd World War, Pacific War

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