New Guinea Research Unit

In 1961 the Australian National University (ANU) established the New Guinea Research Unit, within its Research School of Pacific Studies, to conduct research into social sciences in PNG and support other ANU scholars working in PNG. Research results were published in the Unit’s New Guinea Research Bulletin or presented at seminars. After 1967 the most important forum was the annual Waigani Seminar, organized by the Unit in cooperation with UPNG, the Administrative College and the Council on New Guinea Affairs. At Independence in 1975 the Unit’s buildings and other resources were handed over to the Institute of Applied Social and Economic Research (now incorporated in the National Research Institute).

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