The PNG and the Pacific collection aims to provide materials for researchers in the Asian and Pacific studies area. It is a historic collection, initially from the 1960s, and then expanded to include material from Pacific regions. In this collection there is material preferencing colonial-settler voices, rather than those of Indigenous experts and holders of cultural knowledge. Some of these books raise questions regarding how we hold such items in a way that is culturally respectful and sensitive to the people of Papua New Guinea and the Pacific
The Collection's strengths are: economics, development and trade, statistical data, governance and administration, language and linguistics, education, culture, society and history.
Themes explored this month are Language and Culture, Regional history, Social Structures, Community and Economic development, and Physical spaces and Places.
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