Colección MS 1009 - Samoa 1830-1900 drafts and research materials and Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony (Kiribati), Niue and PNG

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Samoa 1830-1900 drafts and research materials and Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony (Kiribati), Niue and PNG


  • 1830 - 1954 (Creación)

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9 reels; 35mm microfilm

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Consists partly of Dr Gilson's drafts for Samoa 1839-1900 and partly of notes and documents relating to the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Niue and Papua New Guinea. The Cook Islands material, which is more extensive than the rest, is drawn from a wide variety of sources and includes Gilson's correspondence with Lionel Trenn and a document by Lional Trenn regarding land tenure in the Cook Islands. The 1946 U.K. Secretary of State's dispatch on cooperative movements in the Pacific in F.14 is followed by a reprint of H.E. Maude's cooperative movements in GEIC (May 1950, South Pacific). See also PMB 1003.

The contents are listed in condensed form below but the complete inventory appears on reel 1, with notes by PMB, and is available on request.<P>Reel 1: Preliminaries; files 1-2 The Politics of a Multicultural Community. Samoa 1830-1900, introduction, bibliography of Gilson, abbreviations, bibliography of book, miscellaneous correspondence on book; Chapters 1-6(2 copies)<BR>Reel 2: file 2 cont. - file 3; Chs 7-12(2 copies)<BR>Reel 3: file 3 cont. - file 4; Chs 13-16<BR>Reel 4: file 4 cont. - file 8g; Chs 2, 13; revised footnotes; Vaisala Papers; Samoan educational texts 1948-50<BR>Reel 5: file 8h - file 14; Samoan education texts cont.; papers presented at Hancock Seminar on British tropical dependencies, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, 1951; Proclamation re election of King of Samoa, 1888-9; notes on German administration; notes on Samoan social structure etc.; translation of Maretu's journal; Secretary of State, despatch on cooperative movements in Pacific, 1946<BR>Reel 6: file 15 - file 24; Material on Papua/New Guinea includes press cuttings, statements, letter re land tenure; Miscellaneous material on GEIC, includes general notes, amendment to tax regulations no.11 1915, King's regulation on recruiting and employment of native labourers no.1 1915; annual report cooperative societies officer 1947/48/49; notes on French admin. in Oceania 1842-1903; bibliography/Society Islands; Material on Fiji, press cuttings and notes; American policy in tropics; South Seas Commission Conf. papers 1947; Tupper report on visits in HMS Pylades 1899; Cook Islands/notes re Journal of House of Reps (NZ) Series A3 1891-1931<BR>Reel 7: file 24 cont. - file 29; Gilson's Cook Islands papers; notes on LMS material; official organisations; bibliography; NZ Parliamentary debates 1900-37<BR>Reel 8: file 29 cont. - file 41; Cook Islands material; N.Z. official docs.; elections 1947-50; trade & industry; Lionel Trenn<BR>Reel 9: file 42; Cook Islands land matters<BR>.
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Division of Pacific and Asian History, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, Canberra

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