H. K. Colebatch Papers, 1967 - 1976 (MSS 0040)

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Extent: 6.2 Linear feet (16 archives boxes)

Papers of Hal Colebatch, an Australian political scientist who taught in Papua New Guinea in the late 1960s and 1970s and became involved in the independence and development of that country. The materials consist largely of subject files (including papers on the Rural Improvement Program), unpublished writings by others, and diaries.

Dr. Hal K. Colebatch, Australian political scientist, has been actively involved with the independence and development of Papua New Guinea, especially during the 1970s. Colebatch received his education in Australia and Britain. He graduated with honors from the University of Melbourne and earned a master's degree from La Trobe University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Sussex, England, in 1974.

In 1968, while serving as a Senior Tutor in Politics at La Trobe University, Colebatch became involved in the process of independence taking place in Papua New Guinea (PNG). He moved to PNG the following year and took a position as Lecturer in External Studies at the Administrative College of Papua New Guinea in Waigami. During his two-year appointment at the College, Colebatch and his wife Peta took an active interest in the 1968 elections for the PNG House of Assembly. Their research focused on the area of the Western Highlands, and they summarized their studies in a chapter written jointly with Marie Reay and A.J. Strathern.

In 1971 Colebatch received a United Kingdom Postgraduate Scholarship to study at the University of Sussex. There he took an interest in the problems of development in the Third World, with a special focus on Kenya. His dissertation was titled "Local Services and Governmental Process in Kenya," and he was awarded a Ph.D. from Sussex in 1974. That year Colebatch returned to the Administrative College of Papua New Guinea, where he became a Senior Lecturer in Administrative Studies. In February of 1975 he served as a consultant to the Royal Commission on Australian Government Administration. From 1976 to 1978 he held the post of Senior Research Fellow at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Applied Social and Economic Research. Much of Colebatch's research and teaching at this time was focused on the Rural Improvement Program of Papua New Guinea, and he discussed in numerous articles the problems and accomplishments of the program.

Colebatch returned to Australia in 1978. In May of that year he became a Senior Lecturer in Politics at Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education, and the following year he took the additional post of Head of the Department of Administrative, Social and Political Studies. He continues in these positions at present.

Papers of Hal Colebatch, an Australian political scientist who taught in Papua New Guinea in the late 1960s and 1970s and became involved in the independence and development of that country. The materials consist largely of subject files and unpublished writings by others. Included in the subject files are materials relating to the Rural Improvement Program in Papua New Guinea, a program studied by Colebatch in the mid-1970s. Also included in the collection are Colebatch's diaries of 1968; and diaries of candidates in the 1968 provincial elections in Papua New Guinea, collected by Colebatch's wife Peta. The papers provide documentation on many aspects of Papua New Guinea's transition from territorial status to independent statehood.

The collection includes many files relating to the 1968 elections for the Papua New Guinea representative assembly. The essays of high school students, within the TEACHING MATERIALS series, were collected by Colebatch as evidence of the perceptions toward representative government in the elections. The diaries, written in 1968, concern Colebatch's involvement in studying the election process in the Western Highlands.

Arranged in six series: 1) SUBJECT FILES, 2) TEACHING MATERIALS, 3) CLIPPINGS AND REPRINTS, 4) DIARIES OF HAL COLEBATCH, 5) PETA COLEBATCH MATERIALS, and 6) WRITINGS OF OTHERS.

Container List

SUBJECT FILES

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) SUBJECT FILES: Include notes by Colebatch, original writings on various subjects, and writings by others. The largest group of files are those relating to the Rural Improvement Program.

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Administrative Change
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Agreement of National Government, North Salomon, Bougainville
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Australian Exempt Employees Association North Salomon
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Bougainville Governmental Structures
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Budget Planning Financial Organization Surveys, 1975-1978
Box: 1 Folder: 6
Cabinet Submission, 1975
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Central National Planning Office
Box: 1 Folder: 8
Data Storage and Usage at Provincial Level
Box: 1 Folder: 9
Department of Agriculture, Stocks, Fisheries
Box: 1 Folder: 10
Elections - Various districts
Box: 1 Folder: 11
Expatriates - Questionnaires
Box: 1 Folder: 12
Governmental Structures P.N.G.
Box: 2 Folder: 1
Housing - Financing seminars
Box: 2 Folder: 2
Income Principles
Box: 2 Folder: 3
Incomplete papers, subjects undeterminate
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Local Government
Box: 2 Folder: 5
Minimum Wageboard Hearings
Box: 2 Folder: 6
New Guinea in Transition
Box: 2 Folder: 7
Papers - Proposals, various subjects
Box: 2 Folder: 8
Plantation Takeovers
Box: 2 Folder: 9
Policymaking for Rural Development
Box: 2 Folder: 10
Presentations, 1966
Box: 2 Folder: 11
Problems of Transfer of Power
Box: 2 Folder: 12
Provincial Government, Legal Instruments Press Statements
Box: 2 Folder: 13
Provincial Government - Meeting D.L.G.O.
Box: 3 Folder: 1
Provincial Government Workshop - Rabaul
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Public Order - Definitions - Concepts
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Public Service Restructuring
Box: 3 Folder: 4
Regional Voting
Box: 3 Folder: 5
Regulations - Preparatory
Rural Improvement Program (RIP)
Box: 3 Folder: 6-10
Allocations- General, 1974/75-1977/78(A)
Box: 4 Folder: 1
Allocations- General, 1977/78(B)
Box: 4 Folder: 2
Allocations- Rank Order, 1974-1977
Box: 4 Folder: 3
Allocations - Districts, 1969-1974 (Gulf)
Box: 4 Folder: 4
Case Studies
Box: 4 Folder: 5
Column Data Card Layout
Box: 4 Folder: 6
Computer Sheets - Program Notes
Box: 4 Folder: 7
Controls
Box: 4 Folder: 8
Decision Making
Box: 4 Folder: 9-12
Districts, 1969-1974
Box: 4 Folder: 13
District Coordinates
Box: 4 Folder: 14
Evaluation and Review
Box: 4 Folder: 15
Field Project Reports and Research
Box: 5 Folder: 1
Fortram Program
Box: 5 Folder: 2
Gulf
Box: 5 Folder: 3
Impact
Box: 5 Folder: 4
Kenya Rural Development Report
Box: 5 Folder: 5-6
Local Government Assessment
Box: 5 Folder: 7
Local Participation
Box: 5 Folder: 8
Means and Standards - Individual Grants
Box: 5 Folder: 9-10
Miscellaneous, A-B
Box: 6 Folder: 1
NBC Conference Release
Box: 6 Folder: 2
New Britain
Box: 6 Folder: 3
Policy Statement
Box: 6 Folder: 4
Press Clippings
Box: 6 Folder: 5
Project Selection
Box: 6 Folder: 6
Provinces - Surveys, 1968-1969
Box: 6 Folder: 7
Publicity - Radios - Addresses
Box: 6 Folder: 8
Seminar Notes
Box: 6 Folder: 9
Statistics and Work Programs
Box: 6 Folder: 10
Studies
Box: 6 Folder: 11
Summary
Box: 6 Folder: 12
Univac Program
Box: 6 Folder: 13
Southern Highlands - Notes
Box: 6 Folder: 14
Southern Highland Project
Box: 7 Folder: 1
Submission to Morgan Commission
Box: 7 Folder: 2
Territorial Government
Box: 7 Folder: 3
Transfer of Executive Power
Box: 7 Folder: 4
Village Government and Structures
Box: 7 Folder: 5
Village Survey

TEACHING MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) TEACHING MATERIALS: Files elate largely to Colebatch's work at the Administrative College of Papua New Guinea.

Box: 7 Folder: 6
Administrative College course material
Box: 7 Folder: 7
Bibliographies
Box: 7 Folder: 8
Examination papers
Box: 8 Folder: 1
High School enrollment statistics
Box: 8 Folder: 2
Papers and seminars on education
Box: 8 Folder: 3-4
Planning for Rural Development Course
Box: 8 Folder: 5
Seminars and guidelines
Box: 8 Folder: 6
Saint Paul Lutheran High School tests
Box: 8 Folder: 7
School-level problems
Box: 8 Folder: 8
Student reports - Primary and secondary

CLIPPINGS AND REPRINTS

Box: 8 Folder: 9
Bouganville
Box: 8 Folder: 10
Local Government, 1973-1975
Box: 8 Folder: 11
Provincial Government
Box: 8 Folder: 12
Miscellaneous 1972-1976 - Part 1
Box: 9 Folder: 1
Miscellaneous 1972-1976 - Part 2
Box: 9 Folder: 2
Reprints - Journals and magazines

DIARIES OF HAL COLEBATCH

Box: 9 Folder: 3-4
Diaries, 1968

PETA COLEBATCH MATERIALS

Pre-electorial surveys -- Diaries of candidates
Box: 9 Folder: 5
Diaries in bound exercise books
Box: 10 Folder: 1
Loose-leaf diary
Box: 10 Folder: 2
Election forms
Box: 10 Folder: 3
Mailings - Election reports
Box: 10 Folder: 4
Tape scripts
Box: 10 Folder: 5
Voting analysis

WRITINGS BY OTHERS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 6) WRITINGS OF OTHERS: These writings cover a wide variety of topics, but most concern political and social issues in Papua New Guinea. More detailed citations for these writings can be found in the Accession List of Unpublished Materials, University of California, San Diego, Melanesian Studies Resource Center (shelved in Special Collections Ref. I, Pacific/Voyages). These citations are listed alphabetically by author in the Accessions List.

Box: 11 Folder: 1
Adams, Robert
Box: 11 Folder: 2
Agard, John
Box: 11 Folder: 3
Allardt, E
Box: 11 Folder: 4
Allen, Bryant
Box: 11 Folder: 5
Allen, Mary
Box: 11 Folder: 6
Amarshi, Azeem
Box: 11 Folder: 7
Anderson, Kym
Box: 11 Folder: 8
Arkadie, Bryan Van
Box: 11 Folder: 9
Australian Trust Territory
Box: 11 Folder: 10
Ballard, J.R
Box: 11 Folder: 11
Bank of Papua New Guinea
Box: 11 Folder: 12
Barbalet, M.J
Box: 11 Folder: 13
Barnett, T.E
Box: 11 Folder: 14
Barnett, Toni
Box: 11 Folder: 15
Bayne, Peter
Box: 11 Folder: 16
Beatty, David
Box: 11 Folder: 17
Beatty Rerport-C P O
Box: 11 Folder: 18
Beckford, G.L
Box: 11 Folder: 19
Belshaw, Deryke
Box: 11 Folder: 20
Bown, Lalago
Box: 11 Folder: 21
Brookfield, Harold
Box: 11 Folder: 22
Bryant, J.J
Box: 11 Folder: 23
Buchanan, K
Box: 11 Folder: 24
Campbell, J
Box: 11 Folder: 25
Castley, R.J
Box: 11 Folder: 26
Champion, Randell
Box: 11 Folder: 27
Chan, Julius
Box: 11 Folder: 28
Connell, Julius
Box: 11 Folder: 29
Conroy, J.D
Box: 12 Folder: 1
Conroy, John
Box: 12 Folder: 2
Conyers, Diane
Box: 12 Folder: 3
Copeland, S
Box: 12 Folder: 4
Crossfield, Len
Box: 12 Folder: 5
Cuervo, Ramon F., Jr
Box: 12 Folder: 6
Cunnungham, A.R
Box: 12 Folder: 7
Curley, P.M
Box: 12 Folder: 8
Curtain, Richard
Box: 12 Folder: 9
Derhan, David
Box: 12 Folder: 10
Dick, Gordon
Box: 12 Folder: 11
Dixon, R.J
Box: 12 Folder: 12
Donaldson, Mike and Good, Kenneth
Box: 12 Folder: 13
Doulman, David
Box: 12 Folder: 14
Dove, J.C
Box: 12 Folder: 15
Dufty, Norman
Box: 12 Folder: 16
Dzia - Suwena
Box: 12 Folder: 17
Ede, B.R
Box: 12 Folder: 18
Evans, Martin
Box: 12 Folder: 19
Fink, Ruth
Box: 12 Folder: 20
Fitzpatrick, Peter
Box: 12 Folder: 21
Fleckenstein, F.W. von
Box: 12 Folder: 22
Freund, Donald
Box: 12 Folder: 23
Garnaut, Ross
Box: 12 Folder: 24
Gerritsen, Rolf
Box: 12 Folder: 25
Gipey, Gomi J
Box: 13 Folder: 1
Gluck, Russell
Box: 13 Folder: 2
Good, Kenneth
Box: 13 Folder: 3
Goode, Christine
Box: 13 Folder: 4
Goodger, D.R
Box: 13 Folder: 5
Grosart, Jan
Box: 13 Folder: 6
Guise, John
Box: 13 Folder: 7
Gumasa, Adira
Box: 13 Folder: 8
Gupta, D.B
Box: 13 Folder: 9
Harris, G.I
Box: 13 Folder: 10
Hasluck, Paul
Box: 13 Folder: 11
Healey, L.R
Box: 13 Folder: 12
Hegarty, David
Box: 13 Folder: 13
Hemmes, Rosemary
Box: 13 Folder: 14
Herlihi, John
Box: 13 Folder: 15
Hiatt, R.A
Box: 13 Folder: 16
Hill, R.C
Box: 13 Folder: 17
Hinchliffe, Keith
Box: 13 Folder: 18
Holloway, B
Box: 13 Folder: 19
Horn, John R
Box: 13 Folder: 20
Howlett, Diana
Box: 13 Folder: 21
Hoyle, A
Box: 13 Folder: 22
Isaac, J.E
Box: 13 Folder: 23
Jackson, Keith
Box: 14 Folder: 1
Kavo, Peter
Box: 14 Folder: 2
Kavop, Jerry
Box: 14 Folder: 3
Lam, N.V
Box: 14 Folder: 4
Langmore, John V
Box: 14 Folder: 5
Leadley, A
Box: 14 Folder: 6
Lederman, W.R
Box: 14 Folder: 7
Lepami, Charles
Box: 14 Folder: 8
Local Government
Box: 14 Folder: 9
Los, Kubulan
Box: 14 Folder: 10
Maddock, J
Box: 14 Folder: 11
Makis Ephraim
Box: 14 Folder: 12
Martin, R.M
Box: 14 Folder: 13
McAuley, J.P
Box: 14 Folder: 14
McGee, T.G
Box: 14 Folder: 15
McKillop
Box: 14 Folder: 16
Mendano, D
Box: 14 Folder: 17
Munnull, J.P
Box: 14 Folder: 18
Nelson, H
Box: 14 Folder: 19
Nguna, Paulings
Box: 14 Folder: 20
Nichols, Dennis
Box: 14 Folder: 21
Oala-Rarua, Oala
Box: 14 Folder: 22
O'Collins, E. Maev
Box: 14 Folder: 23
Okuk, Imbakey
Box: 14 Folder: 24
Oostermeyer, William J
Box: 14 Folder: 25
Oram, N.D
Box: 15 Folder: 1
Paleu, C
Box: 15 Folder: 2
Papua New Guinea. Viles Kot Sekretariat
Box: 15 Folder: 3
Parker, R.S
Box: 15 Folder: 4
Paterson, John
Box: 15 Folder: 5
Pearse, R
Box: 15 Folder: 6
Philipp, Norman
Box: 15 Folder: 7
Plant, H.T
Box: 15 Folder: 8
Ploeg, A
Box: 15 Folder: 9
Radford, Anthony J
Box: 15 Folder: 10
Robinson, Neville
Box: 15 Folder: 11
Ross, Anthony, I. Clunies
Box: 15 Folder: 12
Rowley, C.D
Box: 15 Folder: 13
Ryan, D'Arcy
Box: 15 Folder: 14
Samana, Utula
Box: 15 Folder: 15
Sapule, S.G
Box: 15 Folder: 16
Schaffer, Bernard
Box: 15 Folder: 17
Schwimmer, Eric
Box: 15 Folder: 18
Scrivenas, M.A
Box: 15 Folder: 19
Shand, R.T
Box: 15 Folder: 20
Simpson, G
Box: 15 Folder: 21
Simpson, S. Rowton
Box: 15 Folder: 22
Sinclair, Alex
Box: 15 Folder: 23
Somare, Michael T
Box: 15 Folder: 24
Standish, Bill
Box: 15 Folder: 25
Strathern, Andrew
Box: 16 Folder: 1
Stretton, Allan
Box: 16 Folder: 2
Tavial, Aisea
Box: 16 Folder: 3
Thompson, Mitch
Box: 16 Folder: 4
Thurect, R
Box: 16 Folder: 5
Togolo, Mel
Box: 16 Folder: 6
Tomasetti, W.E
Box: 16 Folder: 7
Tombon, John
Box: 16 Folder: 8
Tordoff, L. and Watts, L
Box: 16 Folder: 9
Ulka, Joe Imbo
Box: 16 Folder: 10
Uyassi, Munari and Martin, Jennig
Box: 16 Folder: 11
Vele, Moreneg
Box: 16 Folder: 12
Waddell, J.B.E
Box: 16 Folder: 13
Waddell, Robert
Box: 16 Folder: 14
Ward, Allan D
Box: 16 Folder: 15
Watson, Lepani
Box: 16 Folder: 16
Watts, John
Box: 16 Folder: 17
Willesec, Don
Box: 16 Folder: 18
Willamson, P.G
Box: 16 Folder: 19
Wooten, J.H
Box: 16 Folder: 20
Yaman, Casper