Series 447 - Basil Shaw's research papers for a biography of Sir Michael Somare

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Basil Shaw's research papers for a biography of Sir Michael Somare


  • 1966 - 1986 (Creation)

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0.3 m (3 boxes)

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(1933 - 2002)

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Shaw completed his biography of Michael Somare as a PhD dissertation in the Division of Humanities, Griffith University, Queensland, in 1991.

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The collection contains research files compiled by Basil Shaw to write a biography on the former Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Michael Somare. Includes correspondence, interview material, drawings by Captain Yukio Shibata, photographs, press cuttings, maps and photocopies of printed material.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement.

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Prepared by Karina Taylor on 11 November 2011




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