Collection MS 1059 - Papers relating to Papua

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AU PMB MS 1059

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Papers relating to Papua

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  • 1941-1945 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35 mm microfilm

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Jim Ross was an officer of the Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit (ANGAU) during World War II. Based initially at Samarai/Milne Bay in East Papua, in July 1943 he was transferred to Kikori in the Purari District of Western Papua. In July 1944 Ross was again transferred, this time to Kairuku, Yule Island, in the Gulf of Papua. For further information see Ross' autobiography My First Seventy Years (1990).

  1. Lists of evacuees from Samarai, December 1941.<BR>2. 10 letters/memoranda relating to Ross' work for ANGAU, 1941-45.<BR>3. Diaries: 1942; 1944; and January-August 1945.<BR>4. Minute book including handwritten and typed drafts of patrol reports for the Samarai/Milne Bay District, February 1942 - May 1943 and for the Purari District, August-December 1943.<BR>5. Ledger book containing rough drafts of patrol reports for the Purari District, 1944. Includes a map of the Purari Distrcit patrol number 13/44.<BR>6. Day book containing newspaper clippings on the war in Papua New Guinea.<BR>7. Photograph album containing wartime photographs of Samarai, Port Moresby, Daru, Kikori and Purari. The photographs include views of Samarai burning as a result of Japanese bombing, native dress and ceremonies, houses, barracks and other scenes.<BR>

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Mr J.C. Ross, 5 Atlantis East, Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters, QLD, 4217

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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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