Syllabi & Bibliographies

Internet Resources






Compiled by Dr Karen Peacock

Pacific Curator, Hamilton Library

University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Email: peacock@hawaii.edu






Australian National University. Dept. of Anthropology and Sociology.

An ethnographic bibliography of New Guinea.  Canberra:  ANU, 1968.  3v.  Pacc Z5116 .A84


Baal, Jan van

West Irian:  a bibliography.  Dordrecht, Holland;  Cinnaminson, US:  Foris Publications 1984. 307p.  Pacc DU744 .B33 1984


Butler, Alan

A New Guinea bibliography.  Waigani:  University of Papua New Guinea Press, 1984-1990.  5v. Pacc DU739 .N473 1984


Creely, Kathyrn.

The Melanesian Archive:  a guide to microforms, 1983-1993.  La Jolla, CA:  Melanesian Studies Resource Center and Melanesian Archive, Univ. of California, San Diego, 1993.  57p.

Pacc Z4501 .C74 1993


German New Guinea:  a bibliography. Edited by Peter Sack.

Canberra:  Dept. of Law Research, ANU, 1980. 298p.

Pacc DU742 .G5


Lutton, Nancy

Guide to manuscripts held in the New Guinea Collection of the University of Papua New Guinea Library.  PNG:  The Library, UPNG, 1980.  142p.  Pacc DU740.5 .U55 1980


McConnell, Fraiser

Papua New Guinea.  Oxford: Clio Press, 1988.  378p.

*Pacc DU740 .M336 1988


Moore, Clive

New Guinea history:  a bibliography of journal articles on Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya.  St. Lucia:  Dept. of History, Univ. of Queensland, 1992.  91p.

Pacc DU739 .M66 1992  Also HL.


Periodicals in print, Australia, New Zealand & Papua New Guinea.  Port Melbourne:  Thorpe, 1994-    .  Annual.  Pacc PN5517 .P4


Scheps, Birgit.

Bibliographie deutschsprachiger kolonialer Literatur zu Quellen der Ethnographie und Geschichte der Bevolkerung von Kaiser Wilhelms-Land, dem Bismarck-Archipel und den Deutschen Salomon Inseln 1880-1914, annotiert/Bibliography of German colonial literature for references of ethnology and history of the population of Kaiser Wilhelms Land, the Bismarck Archipelago, and the German Solomon Islands 1880-1914, annotated.  Dresden:  Staatliches Museum fur Volkerkunde Dresden, 1992.  343p.  Pacc DU740.6 .S34 1992


University of California, San Diego.  Melanesian Resource Center.

Catalog of microfiche and microfilm available from the Melanesian Studies Resource Center.  La Jolla, CA, 1986-Pacc Z4501 .U58







Abstract of statistics.  Port Moresby, PNG:  Papua New Guinea National Statistical

Office, 1972-     .

Pacc JQ6311 .A4 P36 1981  


Australia, New Zealand Encyclopedia including Papua New Guinea.  2d rev. printing.  Sydney:  Bay Books, 1975.  21v.

Pacc DU90 .A78


Encyclopedia of Papua and New Guinea.  Melbourne:  Melbourne University Press, in assoc. with the Univ. of Papua New Guinea, 1972.  3v. *Pacc  DU740 .R53


Historical atlas of ethnic and linguistic groups in Papua New      Guinea.  Basel:  Inst. of Ethnology, Univ. of Basel, 1995-    Pacc G2444.41 .E1 H5


Lipscomb, Adrian.

Papua New Guinea.  Hawthorn, Vic.; Oakland, CA.: Lonely Planet, 1998.  6th ed.  377p.  Pacc Du740.2 .L57 1998 Also HL Ref.


Papua New Guinea handbook.  Canberra, ACT:  National Centre for Development Studies, ANU, 1993-.  l v. looseleaf, kept up-to-date by supplements.  *Pacc HC683.5 .P357 1993






Papua New Guinea Post Courier.  Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea:       South Pacific Post, 1969-    .  Daily Mon-Fri.  Pacc Newspaper Stacks.  Backfile on Microfilm S90009 and Microfiche D90004


Wantok.  Wewak, Papua New Guinea:  Wantok Publications, 1970-    .   Pacc Newspaper Stacks.  Backfile on Microfilm S90147 and Microfiche D90002.







Brash, Elton.

Faces and voices of Papua New Guinea:  a national family album.  Bathurst, NSW:  Robert Brown & Associates, 1986.  208p.  Pacc DU740.4 .B73 1986


Melanesia:  beyond diversity.  Edited by R.J. May and Hank Nelson.       Canberra:  Research School of Pacific Studies, ANU; Miami:  Books Australia, 1982.  2v.  Pacc DU490 .M38 1982  Also HL.


Miller, Brian.

The highlands of Papua New Guinea.  Bathurst, NSW:  Robert Brown, 1983.  127p.  Pacc DU740.2 .M55 1983


Modern Papua New Guinea.  Ed. by Laura Zimmer-Tamakoshi.  Kirksville, MO.:  Thos. Jefferson Univ. Press, 1998.  424p.

Pacc DU740 .M62 1998


Narokobi, Bernard.

Life and leadership in Melanesia.  Suva, Fiji:  Inst. of Pacific Studies, USP; UPNG, 1983.  137p.

Pacc DU740.8 .N27 1983  Also HL.



1992 Papua New Guinea election:  change and continuity in electoral      politics.  Edited by Yaw Saffu.  Canberra:  Dept. of Political and Social change, Research School of Pacific Studies, ANU, 1996.  409p. Pacc JQ6311 .A95 A15 1996


Papua New Guinea background materials.  Washington, DC:  International Monetary Fund, 1995.  53p.

GOVD IMF Im 1/2 no.95-80



Papua New Guinea: improving the investment climate.  Canberra;       Australian Agency for International Development, 1995.  155p.  Pacc HC683.5 .P378 1995


Schmid, Christin Kocher, ed.

Expecting the day of wrath: versions of the millennium in Papua New Guinea.  Boroko, PNG: National Research Institute, 1999.  165p.  Pacc GN671 .N5 E97 1999


Tree, Isabella.

Islands in the clouds:  travels in the highlands of New Guinea.  Melbourne:  Lonely Planet, 1996.  257p.

Pacc Du740.2 .T74


Wanek, Alexander.

The state and its enemies in Pappua New Guinea.  Richmond:  Curzon, 1996.  332p.  Pacc DU740.8 .W36 1996  Also Asia


Woolner, Derek.

Papua New Guinea:  20 years on.  Canberra:  Dept. of the Parliamentary Library, Parliamentary Research Service, 1996.  25p.  Pacc DU740 .W685 1995







Biogeography and ecology of New Guinea.  Edited by J.L. Grassitt.  The Hague; Boston:  W. Junk, 1982.  2 v.

Pacc QP1 .P37 v.42, pt.1, pt.2  Also HL.


Howlett, Diana R.

Papua New Guinea:  geography and change.  Rev. ed.  Melbourne: Thomas Nelson, 1973.  180p.  Pacc DU740 .H68 1973


Lindgren, Eric.

Wildlife in Papua New Guinea.  Sydney:  Golden Press, 1975.  96p.  Pacc QL319 .L56


Papua New Guinea atlas:  a nation in transition.  Edited by David      King and Stephen Ranck.  PNG:  Robert Brown and Associates, 1982?  109p.  Pacc G2444.4 .P36 1982  Also HL.


Ranck, Diane.

Exploring geography through Papua New Guinea.  Melbourne:  Oxford University Pres, 1986.  202p.  Pacc DU740.2 .R36 1986






Clark, Jeffrey L. 

Steel to stone: a chronicle of colonialism in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea.  Oxford; New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2000.  187p.  Pacc DU740.42 .C575 2000


Dorney, Sean.

Papua New Guinea: people politics and history since 1975.  Sydney, NSW: ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corp., 2000.  Rev. ed.  335p.  Pacc DU740.8 .D67 2000 Also HL


Firth, Stewart.

New Guinea under the Germans.  Port Moresby, PNG:  Webb Books, 1986.  2d ed.  216p.  Pacc DU740.7 .F57  1986


Gash, Noel.

Pictorial history of Papua New Guinea.  Milton, Q.:  Jacaranda, 1976.  312p.  Pacc DU740.5 .G37


Griffin, James, Hank Nelson and Stewart Firth.

Papua New Guinea:  a political history.  Richmond, Aust.:  Heinemann Educational Australia, 1979.  280p.

Pacc DU740.75 .G74  Also HL.


History and ethnohistory in Papua New Guinea.  Edited by Deborah      Gewartz and Edward Schieffelin.  Sydney:  Univ. of Sydney, 1985.  144p.  Oceania monograph no.28.  Pacc DU1 .O23 no.28


Jinks, Brian, ed.

Readings in New Guinea history.  Sydney:  Angus & Robertson, 1973.  454p.  Pacc DU740 .J56


Nelson, Hank.

Taim bilong masta:  the Australian involvement with Papua New Guinea.  Sydney:  Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1982.  224p.  Pacc DU740.5 .N46


Sinclair, James P.

Papua New Guinea:  the first 100 years.  Bathurst, NSW:  R. Brown & Associates, 1985.  187p.  Pacc DU740.75 .S56 1985


Woolford, Donald M.

Papua New Guinea:  initiation and independence.  St. Lucia:  Univ. of Queensland Press, 1976.  268p.  Pacc DU740.62 .W66






Anthropology in Papua New Guinea:  readings from the Encyclopedia of Papua and New Guinea.  Edited by Ian Hogbin.  Carlton, Vic.:  Melbourne Univ. Press, 1973.  243p.  Pacc GN671 .N5 A57  Also HL.


Ethnographic presents:  pioneering anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands.  Edited by Terence E. Hays.  Berkeley:  Univ. of Calif. Press, 1992.  301p.  Pacc GN17.3 .P36 E84 1992


Eves, Richard.  The magical body:  power, fame and meanign in a Melanesian society.  Amsterdam:  Harwood, 1998.  302p.  Pacc GN671 .N5 E94 1998


Human biology in Papua New Guinea:  the small cosmos.  Edited by Robert D. Attenborough and Michael P. Alpers.  Oxford; NY:  Clarendon Press; NY:  Oxford Univ. Press, 1992.  427p.

Pacc RA541 .P36 H86 1992


Hyndman, David.

Ancestral rain forests and the mountain of gold:  indigenous peoples and mining in New Guinea.  Boulder:  Westview Press, 1994.  208p.  Pacc DU740.42 .H96 1994


An introduction to Melanesian cultures:  a handbook for church workers.  Goroka, PNG:  The Melanesian Institute for Pastoral and Socio-Economic Service, 1984.  264p.  Point Series no.5.  Pacc BV3675 .P652 no.5


Langness, Lewis L. and John C. Weschler, eds.

Melanesia:  readings on a culture area.  Scranton:  Chandler Pub. Co., 1971.  382p.  Pacc GN668 .L3  Also HL.


Lutkehaus, Nancy C. and Paul B. Roscoe, eds.

Gender rituals:  female initiation in Melanesia.  NY:  Routledge, 1995.  Pacc GN671 .N5 G46 1995


Martin, Ronald E.

Integrating conservation and development in a Papua New Guinean community.  Melbourne, Vic.: Dept. of Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University, 1999.  334p.  Pacc S934 .P26 M37 1999


Millenial markers.  Ed. by Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew Strathern.       Townsville, Qld.:  Centre for Pacific Studies, James Cook Univ., 1997.  131p.  Pacc GN671 .N5 M6354


Sepik heritage:  tradition and change in Papua New Guinea.  Edited by Nancy Lutkehaus et al.  Durham, NC:  Caroline Academic Press, 1990.  663p.  Pacc DU740.9 .S4 S47 1990


Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart.

Arrow talk: transaction, transition, and contraditction in New Guinea highlands history.  Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press, 2000.  216p.  Pacc DU740.42 .S768 2000 Also HL


Weiner, James F.

The lost drum:  the myth of sexuality in Papua New Guinea and beyond.  Madison:   Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1995.

Pacc GN671 .N5 W45 1995



K.Peacock   July 2001


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