Historical Dictionary Of Papua New Guinea / Edition 2

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Papua New Guinea has experienced a remarkable rapid transition from scattered primitive societies to a modern unified nation. The dictionary covers major economic, social, political and cultural developments, basic geographic information, and biographies.

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Editorial Reviews

Bulletin Of Concerned Asian Scholars
...This book will be a welcome addition to the reference shelves of university libraries and most useful to beginning or browsing scholars.
...the updated materials are excellent, and the volume is recommended for all academic libraries...
This is a handy reference book for scholars and laypersons alike...national leaders and officials will need this book as much as scholars.
This is a handy reference book for scholars and laypersons alike...national leaders and officials will need this book as much as scholars.
Pacific Affairs
The dictionary's strength's are in its representation of political, geographical and economic matters, and it is a very handy ready reference for readers who need accurate, concise histories of political parties, biographical details of significant individuals, and basic facts about important historical events....a valuable resource in itself.
Covers major economic, social, political, and cultural developments in the country, basic geographic information, and biographies of the movers and shakers in Papua New Guinea, emphasizing the recent past. Includes an overview of the country's history, a chronology, maps, and some 300 entries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810839366
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: Asian/Oceanian Historical Dictionaries Series , #37
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 410
  • Product dimensions: 1.06 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Turner is currently a freelance writer, researcher, and consultant. She has taught in the Historical Department of the University of Papua New Guinea and written courses on Issues in National Development and Papua New Guinea history for the university's Extension Studies Department. She was for many years Head of the library at the Hawthorn Institute of Education and Head of the Institute's Center for Information and Communication Technology Education.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword Jon Woronoff Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Abbreviations and Acronyms Chapter 4 Maps Chapter 5 Chronology Chapter 6 Introduction Chapter 7 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 8 Appendix A: Administrators Chapter 9 Appendix B: Australian Ministers Concerned with Papua New Guinea, 1906-99 Chapter 10 Appendix C: Prime Ministers of Papua Guinea, 1975-2000 Chapter 11 Appendix D: Governors-General of Papua New Guinea, 1975-1999 Chapter 12 Bibliography Chapter 13 About the Author

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