Series 512 - Judy Davis unpublished manuscript for PhD in womens history, Papua New Guinea from 1874 - 1942

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Judy Davis unpublished manuscript for PhD in womens history, Papua New Guinea from 1874 - 1942


  • c. 2010 - 2012 (Creation)

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1 Type 1 box; computer print-out pages of chapters for PhD and 8 compact floppy discs

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Judy Davis, (unpublished manuscript) in preparation for doctoral thesis, Pacific History, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University

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Draft manuscript for a PhD on the cultural history of women in Papua New Guinea from 1874 to 1942. The work examines the actions of 'white' women in a country with divided administrations and divided cultural histories - women from Australia, China and the relationships between 'white' women and native women. Chapter headings include: Military occupation 1914 - 1921; The phoney colonies (British and German New Guinea); Women on plantations; Ruling societies in Australia and colonial New Guinea; Feminist/women's history; Men and women; Loneliness; Outside women (the wives of white employees in Papua New Guinea). Judy Davis notes that the thesis is 'not a conventional history' as the research was conducted with 'little reference to Official Documents' and traditional research resources. Instead she studied the lives of 'white' women through their own personal stories and experiences and other anecdotal information.


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Created by Christine Bryan on 23 May 2014




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