Books about Papua New Guinea – History (IV)

1. General

  • Biskup, Peter et al. A Short History of New Guinea. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1968; rev. ed. 1970.
  • Blong, Russell J. The Time of Darkness: Local Legends and Volcanic Reality in Papua New Guinea. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1982.
  • Denoon, Donald and Roderic Lacey. Oral Tradition in Melanesia. Port Moresby: The University of Papua New Guinea and The Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies, 1981.
  • Gash, Noel and June Whittaker. A Pictorial History of New Guinea. Milton, Queensland: Jacaranda Press, 1975; Port Moresby: Robert Brown & Associates, 1985.
  • Inglis, Kenneth Stanley, ed. The History of Melanesia: Second Waigani Seminar. Canberra: Australian National University Press; Port Moresby: University of Papua New Guinea Press, 1971.
  • Jinks, Brian et al. Readings in New Guinea History. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1973.
  • Kolia, John. The History of Balawaia. Port Moresby: Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies, 1977.
  • Latukefu, Sione, ed. Papua New Guinea: a Century of Colonial Impact. Port Moresby: National Research Institute and University of Papua New Guinea, 1989.
  • Moore, Clive R. et al., comp. Colonial Intrusion: Papua New Guinea 1884. Port Moresby: University of Papua New Guinea Press, 1984.
  • Nelson, Hank. Black, White and Gold: Goldmining in Papua New Guinea 1878-1930. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1976.
  • Oliver, Douglas. Black Islanders: a Personal Perspective of Bougainville 1937-1991. South Yarra, Victoria: Hyland House, 1991.
  • . Bougainville, a Personal History. Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Press, 1974.
  • . The Pacific Islands. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1951.
  • Price, A. Grenfell. The Challenge of New Guinea: Australian Aid to Papuan Progress. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1965.
  • Reed, Stephen Winsor. The Making of Modern New Guinea, with Special Reference to Culture Contact in the Mandated Territory. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society with the International Secretariat, Institute of Pacific Relations, 1943.
  • Rowley, Charles D. The New Guinea Villager: a Retrospect from 1964. Melbourne: F. W. Cheshire, 1965.
  • Sack, Peter G. The Bloodthirsty Laewomba?: Myth and History in Papua New Guinea. Canberra: Department of Law, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 1976.
  • . Land between Two Laws: Early European Land Acquisitions in New Guinea. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1973.
  • Sinclair, James. Papua New Guinea, the First 100 Years. Bathurst, New South Wales: Robert Brown & Associates, 1985.
  • Souter, Gavin. New Guinea: the Last Unknown. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1963.
  • Thompson, Roger C. Australian Imperialism in the Pacific: the Expansionist Era 1820-1920. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1980.
  • Todd, Ian. Papua New Guinea: Moment of Truth. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1974.
  • Waiko, John Dademo. A Short History of Papua New Guinea. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1993.
  • Whittaker, June L. et al. Documents and Readings in New Guinea History: Prehistory to 1889. Brisbane: Jacaranda Press, 1975.
  • Wu, David Yen-Ho. The Chinese in Papua New Guinea, 18801980. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 1982.

2. Prehistory

 

  • Bayliss-Smith, Tim and Jack Golson. ”A Colocasian Revolution in the New Guinea Highlands?: Insights from Phase 4 at Kuk Swamp, Upper Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea”. Archaeology in Oceania, v.27, no. 1, Apr 1992, pp. 1-21.
  • Bellwood, Peter. Man’s Conquest of the Pacific: the Prehistory of Southeast Asia and Oceania. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.
  • Daniels, John and Christian Daniels. “Sugarcane in Prehistory.” Archaeology in Oceania, v.28, no. 1, Apr 1993, pp. 55-59.
  • Dutton, Thomas Edward, ed. The Hiri in History: Further Aspects of Long Distance Motu Trade in Central Papua. Canberra: Australian National University, 1982.
  • Egloff, Brian. Recent Prehistory in Southeast Papua. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, 1979.
  • Egloff, Brian and Juliet Egloff. The Prehistory of Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby: National Museum and Art Gallery, 1978.
  • Guise, Alu. Oral Tradition and Archaeological Sites in the Eastern Central Province. Port Moresby: National Museum and Art Gallery, 1985.
  • Hughes, Ian. New Guinea Stone Age Trade: the Geography and Ecology of Traffic in the Interior. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, 1977.
  • Irwin, Geoffrey. The Emergence of Mailu as a Central Place in Coastal Papuan Prehistory. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, 1985.
  • . The Prehistoric Exploration and Colonisation of the Pacific. Cambridge: Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
  • Lauer, Peter K. Pottery Traditions in the D ‘Entrecasteaux Islands of Papua. St Lucia, Queensland: Anthropology Museum, University of Queensland, 1974.
  • Riesenfeld, Alphonse. The Megalithic Culture of Melanesia. Leiden: Brill, 1950.
  • Rivers, Williams Halse Rivers. The History of Melanesian Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1914; reprinted Ousterhout: Anthropological Publications, 1968.
  • Specht, Jim and J. Peter White, eds. Trade and Exchange in Oceania and Australia. Sydney: Sydney University Press for Australian Museum and Anthropological Society of New South Wales, 1978.
  • Steensberg, Axel. New Guinea Gardens: a Study of Husbandry with Parallels in Prehistoric Europe. London: Academic Press, 1980.
  • Swadling, Pamela. How Long Have People Been in the Ok Tedi Impact Region?. Port Moresby: National Museum and Art Gallery, 1983.
  • . Papua New Guinea’s Prehistory: an Introduction. Port Moresby: National Museum and Art Gallery in association with Gordon and Gotch, 1981.
  • Walker, Donald, ed. Bridge and Barrier: the Natural and Cultural History of Torres Strait. Canberra: Department of Biogeography and Geomorphology, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, 1972.
  • Watson, Virginia Drew and J. David Cole. Prehistory of the Eastern Highlands of New Guinea. Seattle: University of Washington Press; Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1978.
  • White, J. Peter. Ol Tumbuna: Archaeological Excavations in the Eastern Central Highlands, Papua New Guinea. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, 1972.
  • White, J. Peter with James F. O’Connell. A Prehistory of Australia, New Guinea and Sahul. Sydney: Academic Press, 1982.

3. Nineteenth Century European Exploration

  • Goode, John. The Rape of the Fly. Melbourne: Nelson, 1977.
  • Huxley, Thomas Henry, ed. Julian Huxley. Diary of the Voyage of H. M. S. “Rattlesnake”. London: Chatto & Windus, 1935; New York: Kraus Reprint Company, 1972.
  • Jukes, J. Beete. Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H. M. S. “Fly”, Commanded by Captain F. P. Blackwood R. N. in Torres Strait, New Guinea and Other Islands of the Eastern Archipelago during the Years 1842-46 together with an Excursion into the Interior of the Eastern Part of Java. London: T. and W. Boone, 1847.
  • MacGillivray, John. Narrative of the Voyage of H. M. S. “Rattlesnake”, Commanded by the Late Captain Owen Stanley, R. N., F. R. S. etc. during the Years 1846-1850; Including Discoveries and Surveys in New Guinea, the Louisiade Archipelago, etc. London: Boone, 1852.
  • Macmillan, David S. A Squatter Went to Sea: the Story of Sir William Macleay’s New Guinea Expedition (1875) and his Life in Sydney. Sydney: Currawong, 1957.
  • Moresby, John. Discoveries and Surveys in New Guinea and the D’Entrecasteaux Islands; a Cruise in Polynesia and Visits to the Pearl-shelling Stations in Torres Straits of H. M. S. Basilisk. London: Murray, 1876.
  • Niau, Josephine Hyachinthe. The Phantom Paradise: the Story of the Expedition of the Marquis de Rays. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1936, reprinted 1980.

4. Colonial

A. British New Guinea

 

  • Bevan, Theodore Francis. Toil, Travel and Discovery in British New Guinea. London: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1890.
  • Fort, G. Seymour. British New Guinea: Report on British New Guinea from Data and Notes by the Late Sir Peter Scratchley. Melbourne: J. Ferres, Government Printer, 1886.
  • . Chance or Design?: a Pioneer Looks Back. London: Hale, 1942.
  • Gordon, D. C. The Australian Frontier in New Guinea, 1870-1885. New York: Columbia University Press, 1951.
  • Lyne, Charles E. New Guinea: an Account of the Establishment of the British Protectorate over the Southern Shores of New Guinea. London: Sampson, Low, 1885.
  • Thomson, James Park. British New Guinea. London: G. Philip & Son; Brisbane: A. Muir & Morcom, 1892.

B. German New Guinea

 

  • Firth, Stewart. New Guinea under the Germans. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1983.
  • German New Guinea: the Annual Reports; ed. and trans. Peter G. Sack and Dymphna Clark. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1979.
  • German New Guinea: the Draft Annual Report for 1913-14; ed. and trans. Peter G. Sack and Dymphna Clark. Canberra: Department of Law, Research School of Social Studies, Australian National University, 1980.
  • Rowley, Charles D. The Australians in German New Guinea 1914-1921. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1958.
  • Sack, Peter G. and B. Sack. The Land Laws of German New Guinea: a Collection of Documents. Canberra: Department of Law, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 1975.

C. Australian Colonial Rule

 

  • Buckley, Ken and Kristine Klugman. The Australian Presence in the Pacific: Burns Philp 1914-1946. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1983.
  • . The History of Burns Philp: the Australian Company in the South Pacific. Sydney: Burns, Philp & Co., 1981.
  • Bulbeck, Chilla. Australian Women in Papua New Guinea: Colonial Passages 1920-1960. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
  • Connolly, Bob and Robin Anderson. First Contact: New Guinea Highlanders Encounter the Outside World. New York, Penguin, 1987.
  • Downs, Ian. The Australian Trusteeship: Papua New Guinea 1945-1975. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1980.
  • Essai, Brian. Papua and New Guinea. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1961.
  • Fenbury, David M. Practice Without Policy: Genesis of Local Government in Papua New Guinea. Canberra: Australian National University, 1978.
  • Griffin, James et al. Papua New Guinea: a Political History. Melbourne: Heinemann, 1979.
  • Hastings, Peter. New Guinea: Problems and Prospects. Melbourne: Cheshire for The Australian Institute of International Affairs, 1969; 2nd ed., 1973.
  • . Papua/New Guinea: Prospero’s Other Island. Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1971.
  • Healy, A. M. Bulolo: a History of the Development of the Bulolo Region, New Guinea. Canberra: New Guinea Research Unit, Australian National University, 1967.
  • Hope, Penelope. Long Ago Is Far Away: Accounts of the Early Exploration and Settlement of the Papuan Gulf Area. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1979.
  • Hudson, William James., ed. Australia and the Colonial Question at the United Nations. Sydney: Sydney University Press, 1970.
  • New Guinea Empire: Australia’s Colonial Experience. Melbourne: Cassell, 1974.
  • Idriess, Ion Llewellyn. Gold-dust and Ashes: the Romantic Story of the New Guinea Goldfields. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1933; 20th ed., 1948.
  • Inglis, Amirah. “Not a White Woman Safe”: Sexual Anxiety and Politics in Port Moresby 1920-1934. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1974.
  • Legge, John David. Australian Colonial Policy: a Survey of Native Administration and European Development in Papua. Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1956.
  • Lett, Lewis. Knights Errant of Papua. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1935.
  • . Papua; its People and its PromisePast and Future. Melbourne, Cheshire, 1944.
  • . The Papuan Achievement. Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Press; London, Oxford University Press, 1942; 2nd ed., 1944.
  • . Papuan Gold: the Story of the Early Gold Seekers. Sydney: Angus & Roberston, 1943.
  • Lyng, Jens. Our New Possession (late German New Guinea) Melbourne: Melbourne Publishing Company, 1919.
  • MacKenzie, Seaforth Simpson. The Australians at Rabaul: the Capture and Administration of the German Possessions in the Southern Pacific. Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1927; Brisbane: University of Queensland Press in association with the Australian War Memorial, 1987.
  • Mair, Lucy. Australia in New Guinea. London: Christophers, 1948; 2nd ed. Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Press, 1973.
  • Murray, John Hubert Plunkett [Sir Hubert]. Papua; or British New Guinea. London: Fisher Unwin, 1912.
  • . Papua of To-day; or, an Australian Colony in the Making. London: P. S. King, 1925.
  • . The Scientific Aspect of the Pacification of Papua. Port Moresby, 1932.
  • , ed. Francis West. Selected Letters of Hubert Murray. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1970.
  • Nelson, Hank. Taim bilong Masta: the Australian Involvement with Papua New Guinea. Sydney: ABC Enterprises, 1982, 1990.
  • Oram, Nigel. Colonial Town to Melanesian City: 1884-1974. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1976.
  • Radford, Robin. Highlanders and Foreigners in the Upper Ramu: the Kainantu Area 1919-1942. Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Press, 1987.
  • Ryan, John. The Hot Land: Focus on New Guinea. Melbourne: Macmillan, 1969.
  • Sinclair, James. Kiap: Australia’s Patrol Officers in Papua New Guinea. Sydney: Pacific Publications, 1981.
  • Stuart, Ian. Port Moresby, Yesterday and Today. Sydney: Pacific Publications, 1970.
  • Willis, Ian. Lae, Village and City. Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Press, 1974.
  • Wolfers, Edward P. Race Relations and Colonial Rule in Papua New Guinea. Sydney: Australia and New Guinea Book Co., 1975.

5. Second World War

 

  • Dexter, David. The New Guinea Offensives. Canberra: Australian War Memorial, 1961.
  • Feldt, Eric. The Coast Watchers. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1946; Penguin, 1991.
  • Gailey, Harry A. Bougainville, 1943-1945: the Forgotten Campaign. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 1991.
  • Hall, Timothy. New Guinea 1942-44. Sydney: Methuen, 1981.
  • Haugland, Vern. Letter from New Guinea. London: Hammond, 1944.
  • Johnston, George. War Diary 1942. Sydney: Collins, 1984.
  • Laffin, John. Return to Glory. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1956.
  • McCarthy, Dudley. South-west Pacific Area-First Year: Kokoda to Wau. Canberra: Australian War Memorial, 1959.
  • Mayo, Lida. Bloody Buna. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1974.
  • Bloody Buna: the Campaign that Halted the Japanese Invasion of Australia. Canberra: Australian National University Press; Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1975.
  • Miller, John. Cartwheel: the Reduction of Rabaul. Washington, D. C.: Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army, 1959.
  • Milner, Samuel. Victory in Papua. Washington, D. C.: Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army, 1957.
  • Paull, Raymond. Retreat from Kokoda: the Australian Campaign in New Guinea 1942. London; Heinemann, 1958; Secker & Warburg, 1983.
  • Robinson, Neville K. Villagers at War: Some Papua New Guinean Experiences in World War 2. Canberra: Australian National University, 1979.
  • Ryan, Peter. Fear Drive My Feet. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1959; Ringwood, Victoria: Penguin, 1992.
  • Sheehan, Susan. A Missing Plane. New York: Putnams, 1986.
  • Steward, H. D. Recollections of a Regimental Medical Officer. Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Press, 1983.
  • Tanako, Kengoro. Operations of the Imperial Japanese Army in the Papua New Guinea Theater during World War II. Tokyo: Japan Papua New Guinea Goodwill Society, 1980.
  • Walker, Allan S. The Island Campaigns. Canberra: Australian War Memorial, 1957.
  • White, Osmar. Green Armour. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1945; reprinted Melbourne: Penguin, 1987.

6. Christian Missions and Missionaries

 

  • Abel, Russell W. Charles Abel of Kwato: Forty Years in Dark Papua. New York: F. H. Revell, 1934.
  • Ansoul, Richard. Beautiful Feet. Hawthorn, Victoria: Australian Baptist Missionary Society, 1982.
  • Barnes, Robert. Village Ministry Breakthrough: the Life and Work of Robert Varley Barnes in Papua New Guinea from 1963 to 1980. Glenroy, Victoria; M. Jackson, 1983.
  • Boseto, Leslie, ed. Glen Bays. I Have a Strong Belief: the Reverend Leslie Boseto’s Own Story of His Eight Years as the First Melanesian Moderator of the United Church in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Rabaul: Unichurch Books; Goroka: Melanesian Institute, 1983.
  • Braun, F. South of the Equator: a Brief History of the Lutheran Mission, Madang, New Guinea Territory. Columbus, Ohio: Lutheran Book Concern, 1937.
  • Bromilow, William E. Twenty Years among Primitive Papuans. London: Epworth, 1929; reprinted New York: AMS Press, 1977.
  • Brown, George. A Brief Account of Methodist Missions in Australasia, Polynesia, and Melanesia: Their Past History, Present Conditions and Possibilities in the Future. Sydney: Methodist Missionary Society, 1904.
  • . George Brown, D. D.: Pioneer Missionary and Explorer: an Autobiography. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908; reprinted New York: AMS Press, 1978.
  • Chalmers, James. Pioneer Life and Work in New Guinea, 1877-1894. London: Religious Tract Society, 1895.
  • . Pioneering in New Guinea. London, Religious Tract Society, 1887.
  • Chalmers, James and W. Wyatt Gill. Work and Adventure in New Guinea, 1877-1885. London: Religious Tract Society, 1895.
  • Chatterton, Percy. Day that I Have Loved: Percy Chatterton’s Papua. Sydney: Pacific Publications, 1974.
  • Chignell, Arthur Kent. An Outpost in Papua. London: Smith and Elder, 1915.
  • . Twenty-one Years in Papua: a History of the English Church Mission in New Guinea 1891-1912. London: A. R. Mowbray, 1913.
  • Chittleborough, Anne. A Short History of the Anglican Church in Papua New Guinea. London and Sydney: New Guinea Mission, Australian Board of Missions, 1976.
  • Danks, Benjamin. A Brief History of the New Britain Mission. London: Australasian Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society, 1901.
  • Deane, Wallace, ed. In Wild New Britain: the Story of Benjamin Danks, Pioneer Missionary, from his Diary. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1933.
  • Delbos, Georges. The Mustard Seed: from French Mission to Papuan Church 1885-1985. Port Moresby: Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies, 1985.
  • Duggan, Stephen J. “Franciscan Ideals and New Guinea Realities: Australian Franciscans and the Sepik Mission, 1946/51”. Journal of Religious History, v. 17, no. 1, June 1992, pp. 77-100.
  • Dupeyrat, André. Papuan Conquest. Melbourne: Araluen, 1948.
  • Dupeyrat, André, trans. Erik de Mauny. Festive Papua. London, Staples, 1955.
  • Dupeyrat, André, trans. Erik and Denise de Mauny. Mitsinari: Twenty-one Years among the Papuans. London: Staples, 1954.
  • . Savage Papua: a Missionary among Cannibals. New York: Dutton, 1954.
  • Flierl, Johann, trans. M. Wiederaenders. Forty Years in New Guinea: Memoirs of the Senior Missionary John Flierl. (?) Iowa: Board of Foreign Missions of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri and Other States, 1927.
  • Green, Judith. These were my Children. Adelaide: Landin Press, 1989.
  • Holmes, John Henry. By Canoe to Cannibal-land. London: Livingstone Press, 1923.
  • . In Primitive New Guinea: an Account of a Quarter of a Century Spent amongst the Primitive Ipi and Naamau Groups of Tribes of the Gulf of Papua. . . . London: Seeley, Service; New York: Putnam, 1924; reprinted New York: AMS Press, 1978.
  • . Way back in Papua. London: Allen & Unwin, 1926.
  • Huber, Mary Taylor. The Bishops’ Progress: a Historical Ethnography of Catholic Missionary Experience on the Sepik Frontier. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1988.
  • Keysser, Christian, trans. Alfred Allin and John Kuder. A People Reborn. Pasadena, California: William Carey Library, 1978.
  • King, J. W. G. Lawes of Savage Island and New Guinea. London: Religious Tract Society, 1909.
  • Langmore, Diane. Missionary Lives: Papua, 1874-1914. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1989.
  • Tamate – a King: James Chalmers in New Guinea 1877-1901. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1974.
  • Lennox, Cuthbert. James Chalmers of New Guinea: Missionary Pioneer and Martyr. London: Andrew Melrose, 1902.
  • Linge, Hosea. A Offering Fit for a King: the Life and Work of the Rev. Hosea Linge. Rabaul: United Church, 1978.
  • Lovett, Richard. James Chalmers. London: Religious Tract Society, 1902.
  • . Tamate: the Life and Adventure of a Christian Hero. London: Religious Tract Society, 1904.
  • MacFarlane, Samuel. Among the Cannibals of New Guinea: being the Story of the New Guinea Mission of the London Missionary Society. London: London Missionary Society, 1888.
  • McKay, Ross. ”The War Years: Methodists in Papua 1942/ 1945″. Journal of Pacific History, v.27, no. 1, June 1992, pp. 20-43.
  • Martin, George Currie. The New Guinea Mission: being the Story of its Fields, its Pioneers, and its Progress. London: London Missionary Society, 1908.
  • Mennis, Mary. Hagen Saga: the Story of Father William Ross, First American Missionary to Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby: Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies, 1982.
  • Murray, Archibald Wright. Forty Years’ Mission Work in Polynesia and New Guinea, from 1835 to 1875. London: Nisbet, 1876.
  • Northcott, Cecil. Guinea Gold: the London Missionary Society at Work in the Territory of Papua. London: Livingstone Press, 1936.
  • O’Neill, Tim. And We, the People: Ten Years with the Primitive Tribes of New Guinea. New York: P. J. Kennedy, 1961; Vunapope: Catholic Mission Press, 1972.
  • Polynesian Missions in Melanesia: from Samoa, Cook Islands and Tonga to Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia. Suva: Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, 1982.
  • Prince, John and M. Prince. A Church is Born: a History of the Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea. Preston, Victoria: Asia Pacific Christian Mission, 1991.
  • Robson, William. James Chalmers: Missionary and Explorer of Rarotonga and New Guinea. London: Partridge, 1903.
  • Saunders, Garry. Robert Brown of Papua. London: Michael Joseph, 1965.
  • Smith, Graham. Mendi Memories. Melbourne: Nelson, 1974.
  • Strong, Philip, ed. David Wetherell. The New Guinea Diaries of Philip Strong, 1936-1945. Melbourne: Macmillan, 1981.
  • Synge, Frances M. Albert Maclaren: Pioneer Missionary in New Guinea: a Memoir. London: Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 1908.
  • Thompson, Ralph Wardlaw. My Trip in the “John Williams”. London: London Missionary Society, 1900.
  • Threlfall, Neville A. One Hundred Years in the Islands: the Methodist/United Church in the New Guinea Islands Region 1875-1975. Rabaul: the United Church, New Guinea Islands Region, 1975.
  • Tomkins, Dorothea and Brian Hughes. The Road from Gona. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1969.
  • Ure, David Eric. It Happened since 1871: Seventy Four Years of L. M. S. Achievement in New Guinea. Sydney: London Missionary Society, 1945.
  • Venard, Sister Mary. The History of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Papua New Guinea: Missionary Beginnings, FDNSC. Port Moresby: Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 1978.
  • Vicedom, Georg F. Church and People in New Guinea. London: World Christian Books, 1961.
  • Wagner, Herwig and Hermann Reiner, ed. The Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea: the First Hundred Years 1886-1986. Adelaide: Lutheran Publishing House, 1986.
  • Wetherell, David F. Reluctant Mission: the Anglican Church in Papua New Guinea. St Lucia, Queensland: University of Queensland Press, 1977.
  • White, Gilbert. A Pioneer of Papua: being the Life of the Rev. Copland King, M. A., One of the Two First Missionaries of the New Guinea Mission. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1929.
  • . Round about Torres Strait: a Record of Australian Church Missions. London: Central Board of Missions, 1917.
  • Whiteman, Darrell L. Melanesians and Missionaries: an Ethnohistorical Study of Social and Religious Change in the Southwest Pacific. Pasadena, California: W. Carey Library, 1983.
  • Williams, Ronald G. The United Church in Papua, New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. Rabaul: Trinity Press, 1972.

7. Autobiography and Biography

 

  • Downs, Ian. The Last Mountain: a Life in Papua New Guinea. St Lucia, Queensland: University of Queensland Press, 1986.
  • Gore, Ralph Thomas. Justice Versus Sorcery. Milton, Queensland: Jacaranda Press, 1965.
  • Greenop, Frank S. Who Travels Alone. Sydney: K. G. Murray, 1944. [Biography of N. N. Miklukho-Maklai.]
  • Griffin, James, ed. Papua New Guinea Portraits: the Expatriate Experience. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1978.
  • Hahl, Albert, ed. and trans. Peter G. Sack and Dymphna Clark. Governor in New Guinea. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1980.
  • Hays, Terence E., ed. Ethnographic Presents: Pioneering Anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.
  • Hernsheim, Eduard, ed. and trans. Peter G. Sack and Dymphna Clark. South Sea Merchant. Port Moresby: Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies, 1983.
  • Inglis, Amirah. Karo: the Life and Fate of a Papuan. Canberra: Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies in association with Australian National University Press, 1982.
  • Joyce, Roger B. Sir William MacGregor. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1971.
  • Kiki, Albert Maori, Sir. Kiki: Ten Thousand Years in a Lifetime; a New Guinea Autobiography. Melbourne: F. W. Cheshire, 1968.
  • Legg, Frank in collaboration with Toni Hurley. Once More on my Adventure. Sydney: Ure Smith, 1966. [Biography of Frank Hurley]
  • Lett, Lewis. Sir Hubert Murray of Papua. Sydney: Collins, 1949.
  • Ligeramaluoga, Osea, trans. by Ella Collins. An Account of the Life of Ligeramaluoga (Osea): an Autobiography. Melbourne: Cheshire, 1931.
  • McCarthy, John Keith. Patrol into Yesterday: My New Guinea Years. Melbourne: Cheshire, 1963; Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1964.
  • Matane, Paulias. My Childhood in New Guinea. London: Oxford University Press, 1972.
  • Miklukho-Maklai, Nikolai Nikolaevich, trans. from the Russian by C. L. Sentinella. Mikloucho-Maclay: New Guinea Diaries 1871-1883. Madang, Kristen Pres, 1975.
  • . comp. by D. Tumarkin. Travels to New Guinea; Diaries, Letters, Documents. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1982. Mouton, Jean Baptiste Octave, ed. Peter Biskup. The New Guinea Memoirs of Jean Baptiste Mouton. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1974.
  • Ongka, trans. Andrew Strathern. Ongka: a Self Account by a New Guinea Big Man. London: Duckworth, 1979.
  • Phillips, Anna. As the Catalina Flies: a Hungarian Girl Growing up in Bougainville. Springwood, New South Wales: Butterfly Books, 1993.
  • Putilov, Boris Nikolaevich, trans. G. A. Kozlov. Nikolai Miklouho-Maklai: Traveller, Scientist, and Humanist. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1982.
  • Robson, Robert William. Queen Emma: the Samoan-American Girl Who Founded an Empire in 19th Century New Guinea. Sydney: Pacific Publications, 1979.
  • Sinclair, James. The Outside Man: Jack Hides of Papua. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1969.
  • Somare, Michael Thomas [Sir Michael]. Sana: an Autobiography. Port Moresby: Niugini Press, 1975.
  • Turner, Ann. Views from Interviews: the Changing Role of Women in Papua New Guinea. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1993.
  • Webster, Elsie May. The Moon Man: a Biography of Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1984.
  • Wedega, Alice. Listen, My Country. Sydney: Pacific Publications, 1981.
  • West, Francis. Hubert Murray: the Australian Pro-Consul. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1968.
  • Wetherell, David F. and C. Carr-Gregg. Camilla: C. H. Wedgwood 1901-1955, a Life. Kensington, New South Wales: New South Wales University Press, 1990.

8. Description and Personal Narratives, to End of WWII

  • Abel, Charles W. Savage Life in New Guinea: the Papuan in Many Moods. London: London Missionary Society, 1902.
  • Bassett, Marnie. Letters from New Guinea, 1921. Melbourne: Hawthorn Press, 1969.
  • Beaver, Wilfred N. Unexplored New Guinea: a Record of the Travels, Adventures, and Experiences of a Resident Magistrate amongst the Head-hunting Savages and Cannibals of the Unexplored Interior of New Guinea. London: Seeley, Service, 1920; reprinted New York: AMS Press, 1979.
  • Booth, Doris Regina. Mountains, Gold and Cannibals. Sydney: Cornstalk, 1929.
  • Bushell, Keith. Papuan Epic. London: Seeley, Service, 1935.
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