Collection MS 5 - Papers relating to Nauru

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AU PMB MS 5

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Papers relating to Nauru

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  • 1920 - 1938 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm

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Commander Rupert C. Garsia was Administrator of Nauru from 1933 to 1938. He died c.1954. His wife Mrs Dorothea Garsia, died in Canberra on May 16, 1968.

The papers consist of three documents relating mainly to Commander Garsia's period of administration of Nauru. They are:
1. A diary of Mrs Dorothea Garsia for the period May 22, 1934 to November 16, 1938.
2. Notes by Commander Garsia on the history of Nauru from 1788 to 1933 and an account of the Nauru Administration and community health and health facilities around the time of Garsia's arrival in 1933.
3. A brief outline of medical work at Nauru from 1933 to 1938 (with an introduction covering 1920-1932) by Dr T.M. Clouston, Government Medical Officer, Nauru.

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Division of Pacific and Asian History, Australian National University, Canberra

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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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