Patrol Reports. Gulf District, Kerema, 1935-1936
Approximately 12 patrol reports, with related correspondence. PATROL OFFICERS: Horan, J. R.; Rutledge, D. F. M.; O'Malley, H. P.; Vivian, R. A. AREAS PATROLLED: Tiveri, Koillahu, Tauri River, Kukukuku, Kovio, Oiapu, Moveave, Opau, Murua, Vailala, Kerema.
This volume contains patrols over long periods that focused on inspections of coconut and rubber plantations, gold dredging operations, villages, roads, fences, and general infrastructure in the Gulf District, Kerema, 1935-1936. Patrol Officers took regular census information and recorded precise knowledge of men, women, children, infants, marriage, death, and general health and disease. Also included was information regarding family bonus, wages, payments (including other than money payments), building and bridge construction, carriers employed, patrols and police taken on patrol, canoe and boat transportation matters. Also included is information on a burial and local customs having to do with puri-puri, or sorcery. Lastly, regular correspondence was kept between government/administration and the patrol officers on the patrols, which discussed legal, law, and court matters for natives.
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This digital object is a surrogate of an item from the National Archives of Papua New Guinea (Accession no. 496, Gulf District, Kerema, Volume 14). It was scanned from microfiche held by UC San Diego Library (MSS 215: Gulf : Kerema : 037 : 021 - 040 : 006.).
During July 2018, UC San Diego undergraduate students conducted a preliminary analysis of a few PNG Patrol Report volumes. Students were assigned one volume to analyze at the report level summarizing their findings, identifying key terms, and writing aboutness statements. Visit Patrolling the Past to Explore the (de)Colonial Gaze: CAT 124A Summer 2018 Sixth College to learn more about the students work and the course. https://knit.ucsd.edu/patrollingthepast/
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Patrol Reports. Gulf District, Kerema, 1935-1936. National Archives of Papua New Guinea, Accession 496.
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