Collection DOC 415 - The Solomons News Drum (Honiara)

PMB DOC 415 Finding Aid The Solomons News Drum - Trial Edition The Solomons News Drum - Vol.1 No.1 The Solomons News Drum - Vol.1 No.2 The Solomons News Drum - Vol.1 No.3 The Solomons News Drum - Vol.1 No.4 The Solomons News Drum - Vol.1 No.5 The Solomons News Drum - Vol.1 No.6 The Solomons News Drum - Vol.1 No.7 The Solomons News Drum - Vol.1 No.8
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The Solomons News Drum (Honiara)


  • October 1974, February 1975-April 1982 (Creation)

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'The Solomons News Drum' was a weekly newspaper published by the Solomon Islands Government. A trial edition was published on 25 Oct 1974 followed by a further 366 issues published from 7 Feb 1975 until 7 May 1982. The name of the newspaper changed to the 'News Drum' in July 1979. Its predecessor was the 'BSI News Sheet'; it was succeeded by 'Solomon Islands News'.

Reel 1 'The Solomon News Drum' trial edition 25 Oct 1974; Nos.1-46, 7 Feb-19 Dec 1975;
Reel 2 Nos.47-96, 9 Jan-17 Dec 1976;
Reel 3 Nos.97-147, 7 Jan-23 Dec 1977;
Reel 4 Nos.148-195, 13 Jan-22 Dec 1977; Nos.196-220, 12 Jan-29 Jun 1979; 'News Drum' Nos.221-245, 6 Jul-21 Dec 1979;
Reel 5 Nos.246-295, 11 Jan-19 Dec 1980;
Reel 6 Nos.296-348, 9 Jan-25 Dec 1981; Nos. 349-360, 362, 8 Jan-9 Apr 1982.

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Person: Dr Ian Fraser
Address: Department of Anthropology, University of Otago, Dunedin
Country: New Zealand

Institution: National Archives of the Solomon Islands
Address: Hibiscus Ave
Country: Solomon Islands

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