Ward, Marion Wybourn

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Ward, Marion Wybourn

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  • Dr Marion Ward MSc (NZ) PhD (Minn)
  • Marion Solly

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Marion Ward lectured in Auckland University in 1960 before going to England to lecture at Reading until 1967. On 10 October 1967, Ward was appointed Senior Research Fellow, New Guinea Research Unit, Research School of Pacific Studies at the Australian National University. She was promoted to Field Director (Senior Research Fellow) May 1970 to February 1972. She was also an editor of the New Guinea Research Bulletin. Between 1973 and 2002 she worked on or led 80 missions to developing countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, working at the community, regional and national levels, to resolve transport, communication, water supply and sanitation issues. She has published extensively and worked as a consultant since the early 1970s.


New Zealand; Papua New Guinea

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Ward, Ralph Gerard (1933 -)

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Entered from deposit description on 5 June 2012




Australian National University Calendar, 1970, 1972
National Library of Australia
Maritime Studies, http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/MarStudies/2008/25.html (accessed on 29 November 2011)
Richard Bedford, New Zealand Geographical Society, http://www.nzgs.co.nz/images/stories/nzgs/pdfs/nzgs-citations/mwardoration.pdf (accessed on 29 November 2011)

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