Books about Papua New Guinea – General (I)

1. General Introductory Works

  • Dorney, Sean. Papua New Guinea: People, Politics and History since 1975. Milson’s Point, New South Wales: Random House, 1990.
  • Ford, Edgar. Papua New Guinea: the Land and the People. Milton, Queensland: Jacaranda, 1973.
  • King, David and S. Ranck, ed. Papua New Guinea Atlas: a Nation in Transition. Bathurst, New South Wales, and Port Moresby: Robert Brown & Associates and the University of Papua New Guinea, 1982.
  • Löffler, Ernst. Papua New Guinea. Richmond, Victoria: Hutchinson of Australia, 1979.
  • McKay, Roy D. New Guinea. Amsterdam: Time-Life, 1976.
  • May, Ronald J. and Hank Nelson, ed. Melanesia, Beyond Diversity. Canberra: Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, 1980.
  • Narakobi, Bernard. The Melanesian Way. Port Moresby: Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies; Suva: Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, 1983.
  • Turner, Mark Macdonald. Papua New Guinea: the Challenge of Independence. Melbourne: Penguin, 1990.

2. Encyclopedias and Similar Reference Works

  • The Papua New Guinea Handbook. Canberra, National Centre for Development Studies, 1990[frequently updated].
  • Rannells, Jackson. PNG: a Fact Book on Modern Papua New Guinea. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1990.
  • Ryan, Peter, ed. Encyclopaedia of Papua New Guinea. Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Press in association with the University of Papua New Guinea, 1972.

3. Bibliographies and Catalogs

  • Butler, Alan, comp. A New Guinea Bibliography. Port Moresby: University of Papua New Guinea Press, 1984-1990.
  • Chakravarti, Papiya and Prith Chakravarti. Papua New Guinea Literature in English: a Bibliography, 1974-1985. Port Moresby: Owl Books, 1986.
  • Coppell, W. G. World Catalogue of Theses and Dissertations Relating to Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby: Institute of Applied Social and Economic Research, 1978.
  • Creech, Heather. Guide to Legal Research in Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby: Michael Somare Library, University of Papua New Guinea, 1986.
  • An Ethnographic Bibliography of New Guinea. Canberra: Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Australian National University, 1968.
  • Faircloth, Susan, comp. Internal Migration and Urbanization in Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby: Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, 1978.
  • Population Studies in Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby: Institute of Applied Social and Economic Research, 1878.
  • Faircloth, Susan et al, comp. Politics and Government in Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby: Institute of Applied Social and Economic Research, 1978.
  • Gourlay, Ken. A Bibliography of Traditional Music in Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby: Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies, 1974.
  • Hays, Terence E. Anthropology in the New Guinea Highlands: an Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1976.
  • Hevelawa, Jacob, comp. A Guide to the Records of the Department of the Administrator. Port Moresby: National Archives and Public Records Services, 1991.
  • Institute of Applied Social and Economic Research. Papua New Guinea Post Courier Selective Index. Port Moresby: The Institute, 1972- .
  • Jones, Gregory Philip. Papua New Guinea History and Politics: an Annotated Bibliography, 1950-1974. Canberra: Canberra College of Advanced Education Library, 1975.
  • Lamont, Jim. Economics in Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby: Institute of Applied Social and Economic Research, 1979.
  • Lea, Mary Anne and Eve Rannells, comp. Checklist of Current Papua New Guinea Periodicals. Lae: Matheson Library, Papua New Guinea University of Technology, 1985.
  • Lean, G. A. Counting Systems of Papua New Guinea: Research Bibliography. Lae: Department of Mathematics, Papua New Guinea University of Technology, 1986.
  • Library Association of Australia, Archives Section. Directory of Archives and Manuscript Repositories in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Sydney: The Section, 1968.
  • Lutton, Nancy, comp. and ed. Guide to Manuscripts held in the New Guinea Collection of the University of Papua New Guinea Library. Port Moresby: The Library, 1980.
  • McConnell, Fraiser, comp. Papua New Guinea. Oxford: Clio Press, 1988.
  • McGrath, W. A. A Select Annotated Bibliography on Land Tenure in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea. Port Moresby: Department of Lands, Surveys and Mines, 1964.
  • MacIntyre, Martha. The Kula: a Bibliography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.
  • Moore, Clive. New Guinea History: a Bibliography of Journal Articles on Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya. St Lucia, Queensland: Department of History, University of Queensland, 1992.
  • National Archives and Public Records Services of Papua New Guinea. Advisory Services to Government Departments and Others. Port Moresby: National Archives and Public Records Services. . . , 1992.
  • National Library Service. Papua New Guinea National Bibliography. Port Moresby: The Service, 1981- .
  • New Guinea Periodical Index. Port Moresby: The Library, University of Papua New Guinea, 1968-83.
  • Niles, Don, comp. Commercial Recordings of Papua New Guinea Music, 1949-1983. Port Moresby, Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies, 1984.
  • O’Sullivan, Catherine. Tradition and Law in Papua New Guinea: an Annotated and Selected Bibliography. Canberra: Department of Law, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 1986.
  • Patrick, Heather, comp. Bibliography of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, Papua New Guinea Branch, 1956-1980. Ukarumpa: Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1981.
  • Potter, Michelle. Traditional Law in Papua New Guinea: an Annotated Selected Bibliography. Canberra: Department of Law, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 1973.
  • Rannells, Jackson. Directory of Libraries in Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby: Papua New Guinea Library Association, 1986.
  • Selective Index to the Times of Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby: National Library Service, 1985- .
  • Sack, Peter, ed. German New Guinea. a Bibliography. Canberra: Department of Law, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 1980.
  • Wright, Wendy, ed. National Union List of Serials Held in Papua New Guinea Libraries. Port Moresby: National Library Service, 1981.

4. Descriptive Works and Personal Narratives, Post WWII

  • Allen, Benedict. Into the Crocodile’s Nest: a Journey Inside New Guinea. London: Macmillan, 1987; Paladin, 1989.
  • Bergman, Stan, trans. Maurice Michael. Through Primitive New Guinea. London: Hale, 1967.
  • Bourke, Myra Jean et al. Our Time but not our Place: Voices of Expatriate Women in Papua New Guinea. Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Press, 1993.
  • Butcher, Benjamin Thomas. We Lived with Head Hunters. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1963.
  • Cheesman, Evelyn. Time Well Spent. London: Travel Book Club, 1960.
  • Chub, Dmytro. New Guinea Impressions: (in the Foosteps of Myklukho-Maklay) Newport, Victoria: Lastvika, 1981.
  • Cleland, Rachel. Papua New Guinea: Pathways to Independence; Official and Family Life 1951-1975. Perth, Western Australia: Artlook Books, 1983.
  • Cousteau, Jean-Michel and Mose Richards. Cousteau’s Papua New Guinea Journey. New York: Harry N. Abrams; Sydney: R. D. Publishers, 1989.
  • Davies, David Michael. Journey into the Stone Age. London: Hale, 1969.
  • Gaisseau, Pierre Dominique, trans. Constantine Fitzgibbon. Visa to the Prehistoric World. London: E. Muller, 1957.
  • Gardi, Rene, trans. Eric Northcott. Tambaran: an Encounter with Cultures in Decline. London: Constable, 1960.
  • Gerstad, Joan. The Jungle Was Our Home. Helsinki: Osakeyhtio, 1957.
  • Johnson, Leslie Wilson. Colonial Sunset: Australia and Papua New Guinea 1970-1974. St Lucia, Queensland: University of Queensland Press, 1983.
  • Kerr, Martin D. New Guinea Patrol. London: Hale, 1973. Mitchell, William E. The Bamboo Fire: an Anthropologist in New Guinea. New York: Norton, 1978.
  • Saulnier, Tony, with the collaboration of Marcel Bisiaux, trans. Margaret Shenfield. Headhunters of Papua. London: Paul Hamlyn, 1963.
  • Selby, David. Itambu! Sydney: Currawong, 1963; London: Angus & Robertson, 1964.
  • Simpson, Colin. Adam in Plumes. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1954.
  • . Adam with Arrows. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1956.
  • . Plumes and Arrows: Inside New Guinea. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1962.
  • Sinclair, James. Behind the Ranges: Patrolling in New Guinea. Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Press; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1966.
  • Thalhammer, Christl. Adventures with New Guinea Headhunters. New York: Doubleday, 1965.
  • Willey, Keith. Assignment New Guinea. Brisbane: Jacaranda Press, 1965.
  • Williams, Maslyn. Stone Age Island: Seven Years in New Guinea. London: Collins, 1964.
  • The Stone Age Island: New Guinea Today. New York: Doubleday, 1964.
  • Wright, Malcolm. The Gentle Savage. Melbourne: Lansdowne, 1986.

5. Descriptive Works, Post WWII, Largely or Mainly Pictorial

  • Anderson, James L. [photography, James L. Anderson; text, Donald M. Hogg]. New Guinea. Sydney: Reed, 1969.
  • . Cannibal: a Photographic Audacity. Sydney: Reed, 1970.
  • Birbaum, Phil [photographs by Phil Birnbaum, text by Andrew Strathern]. Faces of New Guinea. Darlinghurst, New South Wales: Emperor Publishing, 1990.
  • Bjerre, Jens. Savage New Guinea. London: Michael Joseph, 1964.
  • Brash, Elton et al. Faces and Voices of New Guinea: a National Portrait Album. Bathurst, New South Wales: Robert Brown & Associates, 1986.
  • Cox, Paul and Ulli Beier. Home of Man: the People of New Guinea. Melbourne: Nelson, 1971.
  • De Courcy, Catherine; photographs by Douglass Baglin. The Jimi River Expedition, 1950: Exploration in the New Guinea Highlands. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1988.
  • Durack, Elizabeth. Face Value: Women in Papua New Guinea. Sydney: Ure Smith, 1970.
  • . Seeing through Papua New Guinea: an Artist’s Impressions of the Territory. Melbourne: Hawthorn Press, 1970.
  • Holton, George [photography by George Holton, text by Kenneth E. Read]. The Human Aviary: a Pictorial Discovery of New Guinea. New York: Scribner, 1971.
  • Kirkland, David. Impressions of Papua New Guinea. Buranda, Queensland: Robert Brown & Associates, 1991.
  • Miller, Brian. The Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Bathurst, New South Wales: Robert Brown & Associates, 1983.
  • Mossel, Bob. Where No Road Goes. Goodwood, South Australia: Enterprise Publications, 1972.
  • O’Hanlon, Michael. Paradise: Portraying the New Guinea Highlands. London: British Museum Press; Bathurst, New South Wales: Crawford House Press, 1993.
  • Siers, James. Papua New Guinea. Wellington, New Zealand: Millwood Press, 1981.
  • Sinclair, James. The Highlanders. Milton, Queensland: Jacaranda Press with Robert Brown & Associates, 1971.
  • . Wigmen of Papua. Milton, Queensland: Jacaranda Press, 1973.
  • Vogel, Alfred Anton, trans. M. A. Michael [photographs by D. Baglin]. Papuans & Pygmies. London: Barker, 1953.
  • Were, Eric. Perilous Paradise: Photo Story of New Guinea and its Emerging People. Mountain View, California: Pacific Press, 1968.

6. Guides

  • Austrade’s Business Guide to Papua New Guinea. Canberra: Australian Trade Commission, 1990.
  • Guide to the Pronunciation of Papua New Guinea Place Names. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1975.
  • May, Ronald J. Kaikai Aniani: a Guide to Bush Foods, Markets and Culinary Arts of Papua New Guinea. Bathurst, New South Wales: Robert Brown & Associates, 1984.
  • Perusse, Yvonne. Bushwalking in Papua New Guinea. Hawthorn, Victoria: Lonely Planet, 1993.
  • UBD Business to Business Directory. Papua New Guinea Business and Street Directory. Sydney: Universal Business Directories [frequent revisions].
  • Wheeler, Tony and Jon Murray. Papua New Guinea: a Travel Survival Kit. Hawthorn, Victoria: Lonely Planet, 1993.

7. Maps and Gazeteers

  • Gazeteer of Papua New Guinea. Washington, D.C.: Defense Mapping Agency, 1982.
  • Keket, Susan and W. Ivara. A Checklist of the Islands of Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby: National Library Service, 1982.
  • Papua New Guinea [map]. Washington, D. C.: Central Intelligence Agency, 1989.
  • Papua New Guinea Gazeteer. Port Moresby: Papua New Guinea Place Names Committee, 1974.
  • Papua New Guinea General Reference Map. Port Moresby: Papua New Guinea National Mapping Bureau, 1986.
  • Topographic Atlas, Papua New Guinea Series 1501: Scale 1:250 000. Canberra: Royal Australian Survey Corps, 1982.

8. Newspapers and Periodicals

  • Administration for Development. Port Moresby: Administrative College of Papua New Guinea, 1974- .
  • Bikmaus. Port Moresby: Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies, 1980-
  • Catalyst: Social Pastoral Magazine for Melanesia. Goroka: Melanesian Institute for Pastoral and Socio-Economic Service, 1971- .
  • Language and Linguistics in Melanesia: Journal of the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea. Ukarumpa: Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea, 1981- .
  • Man in New Guinea: a Newsletter of Anthropological and Sociological Research in Papua and New Guinea. Port Moresby: Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Papua New Guinea, 1969-1974 [continued as Research in Melanesia, q.v.].
  • Melanesian Journal of Theology. Goroka: Melanesian Association of Theological Schools, 1985- .
  • Melanesian Law Journal. Port Moresby: Faculty of Law, University of Papua New Guinea, 1970- .
  • Ondobondo. Port Moresby: Literature Department, University of Papua New Guinea, 1972- .
  • Oral History. Port Moresby: Department of History, University of Papua New Guinea, 1972-1974; Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies, 1974-.
  • Papua New Guinea Foreign Affairs Review. Port Moresby: Department of Foreign Affairs, 1980- .
  • Papua New Guinea Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Port Moresby: Department of Agriculture and Livestock, 1985- .
  • Papua New Guinea Journal of Education. Port Moresby: Department of Education, 1971- .
  • Papua New Guinea Medical Journal. Port Moresby: Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, 1971- .
  • Papua New Guinea Post-Courier. Port Moresby: Post Printing, 1976- . Daily, except Saturday and Sunday.
  • Quarterly Economic Bulletin. Port Moresby: Bank of Papua New Guinea, 1973- .
  • Research in Melanesia. Port Moresby: Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Papua New Guinea, 1975- .
  • The Times of Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby: Word Publishing, 1981- . Weekly.
  • Tok Bilong Haus Buk [i.e. Library Journal]. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Library Association, 1972- .
  • Yagl-Ambu: Papua New Guinea Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities. Port Moresby: University of Papua New Guinea, 1974- .

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