New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea - readings

This is not a comprehensive list, nor is it authoritative. It has been generated from items held by the State Library of Queensland and its databases, from library catalogues of Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland and the National Library, and the world-wide web. More specific readings will be found in specialist databases accessible by registered users. Jill Don, April 2012

 

Introductory

 

1.       Absolute Astronomy. 2011. New Ireland. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/New_Ireland. [Accessed 16 March 12].

 

2.       Comerford, Peter. 1974. Across New Ireland by foot. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.pngaa.net/Library/Comerford.htm. [Accessed 16 March 12].

A party of four walked from east to west along the Weitin-Kamdaru rift valley.

 

3.       New Ireland Tourism Bureau. 2011. New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.newirelandtourism.org.pg/. [Accessed 16 March 12].

 

Geology

 

4.       ABC Science. 2011. Catalyst : Deep sea mining. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3240156.htm. [Accessed 16 March 12 ].

 

5.       ABC Science. 2005. Deep sea gardens everywhere. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2005/12/13/1529789.htm. [Accessed 16 March 12].

 

6.       Davies, Hugh. 2009. New Guinea, Geology. Pp.659 - . In Gillespie, Rosemary & Clague, David A. (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Islands. University of California Press, Berkeley.[Available online as an e-book through State Library of Queensland]

 

7.       Honza, E, 1987. Plate boundaries and evolution of the Solomon Sea region. Geo-Marine Letters, 7, 161-168.

 

8.       Papua New Guinea Minewatch. 2011. Independent Review of the Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Nautilis Minerals Solwara 1 Seabed Mining Project, Papua New Guinea. [ONLINE] Available at: http://ramumine.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/full-report.pdf. [Accessed 16 March 12].

 

9.       Papua New Guinea MineWatch. 2011. New Ireland rejects deep-sea mining agreement. [ONLINE] Available at: http://ramumine.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/new-ireland-rejects-deep-sea-mining-agreement/. [Accessed 16 March 12].

 

10.   Vrijenhoek, Robert C. 2009. Hydrothermal vents. Pp.424-427. In Gillespie, Rosemary & Clague, David A. (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Islands. University of California Press, Berkeley. [Available online as an e-book through State Library of Queensland]

 

Biodiversity reports

 

11.   Allison, Allen. 2009 New Guinea, biology. Pp. 652-659. In Gillespie, Rosemary & Clague, David A. (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Islands. University of California Press, Berkeley. .[Available online as an e-book through State Library of Queensland]

 

 

12.   Allison, Allen. 2005?. New Guinea : the world's most biologically diverse island. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.bishopmuseum.org/special/rss/allison/player.html. [Accessed 16 March 12].

Video of presentation – geology, features amphibians and reptiles.

 

13.   Beehler, B.M. & L.E. Alonso (Eds.). 2001. Southern New Ireland, Papua New Guinea : a Biodiversity Assessment. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 21.  Washington D.C.: Conservation International. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.conservation.org/Documents/RAP_Reports/RAP21_New_Ireland_PNG_Dec-2001.pdf. [Accessed 16 March 12].

 

14.   Convention on Biological Diversity. 2010. Papua New Guinea's Fourth National Report to the Convention on Biodiversity . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.cbd.int/doc/world/pg/pg-nr-04-en.pdf. [Accessed 16 March 12].

 

15.   The Encyclopedia of Earth. 2008. Biological diversity in the East Melanesian islands. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.eoearth.org/article/Biological_diversity_in_the_East_Melanesian_Islands. [Accessed 16 March 12].

 

16.   The Encyclopedia of Earth. 2008. New Britain-New Ireland lowland rainforests. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.eoearth.org/article/New_Britain-New_Ireland_lowland_rain_forests. [Accessed 16 March 12].

 

17.   The Encyclopedia of Earth. 2008. New Britain-New Ireland montane rainforests. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.eoearth.org/article/New_Britain-New_Ireland_montane_rain_forests. [Accessed 216 March 12].

 

18.   Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme. 2010. Pacific Environment Information Network [PEIN] Country Profile and Virtual Environment Library . [ONLINE] Available at:  http://www.sprep.org/Papua-New-Guinea/pein-papua-new-guinea

[Accessed 16 March 12]. Report, and links to more specialised sites.

 

19.   WWF Western Melanesian Programme Office. 2011. Final frontier : newly discovered species of New Guinea 1998-2008. [ONLINE] Available at: http://wwf.panda.org/?uNewsID=200766  [Accessed 16 March 12].

Primarily mainland species, but mentions the rare Papua ebony (Diospyros insularis),  known from only a few locations in New Ireland and the Solomons.

 

Flora and fauna

 

20.   Agro-forestry.net. 2011. Traditional tree initiative. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.agroforestry.net/tti/. [Accessed 16 March 12].

Searchable database provides botanical and horticultural information on over 50 species, such as sago, pao,  laulau, banana, citrus and breadfruit species.

 

21.   The Australia & Pacific Science Foundation. 2003. Tracing antiquity of banana cultivation in Papua New Guinea. [ONLINE] Available at: http://apscience.org.au/projects/PBF_02_3/pbf_02_3.htm. [Accessed 16 March 12].

Provides images of Musa peekelii and other Australimusa species.

 

22.   Baker, William J. 2006. Field Guide to the Palms of New Guinea.  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

 

23.   Barfod, Anders S, Roy Banka & John L. Dowe. 2001. Field Guide to Palms in Papua New Guinea (AAU Reports).  Aarhus University Press.

 

24.   Birdlife International. 2011. Endemic Bird Area factsheet : New Britain and New Ireland. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/ebafactsheet.php?id=195. [Accessed 16 March 12].

 

25.    Coates, Brian J.  2005. Birds of New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago : A Photographic Guide.  Dove Publications.

 

26.   Coleman, Neville. 2008. Papua New Guinea: World of Water Wildlife Guide.  Neville Coleman's Underwater Geographic. Springwood

 

27.   Conn, B.J. & Damas, K.Q.. 2006. Guide to trees of Papua New Guinea. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.pngplants.org/PNGtrees/. [Accessed  16 March 12].

Tree description tab leads to page Taxa listed by Family (alphabetical)

 

28.   Flannery, Tim, 2011. Among the islands : adventures in the Pacific. 1st ed. Melbourne: Text Publishing.

 

29.   Global Facilitation Unit for Underutilized Species. 2009. Diversity in the genus Musa : focus on Australimusa. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.underutilized-species.org/Documents/PUBLICATIONS/australimusa.pdf. [Accessed 16 March 12].

Handy navigational guide to the sections of the genus Musa. Image of Musa peekelii gathered in New Ireland.

 

30.   Holdsworth, D.K., 1979. Medicinal plants of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. Science in New Guinea, 6 , 96-104.

 

31.   List of freshwater fishes for Papua New Guinea

http://fish.mongabay.com/data/Papua_New_Guinea.htm

accessed 16 March 12

 

32.   Mueller-Dombois, D. & F.R. Fosberg. 1998. Vegetation of the Tropical Pacific Islands (Ecological Studies).  Springer Verlag, New York

 

33.   Paijmans, K et al. 1976. New Guinea vegetation. CSIRO, Canberra. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.papuaweb.org/dlib/bk/paijmans/_toc.html. [Accessed 16 March 12].

 

34.   Papua New Guinea National Herbarium. 1978, 1981, 1995. Handbooks to the flora of Papua New Guinea. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.papuaweb.org/dlib/bk1/flora/index.html. [Accessed 16 March 12].

The most comprehensive source of information on natural flora on the island of New Guinea [including Papua New Guinea, and West Papua]

 

35.   Papua New Guinea Orchid News. 2011. Papua New Guinea orchid news. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.orchidspng.com/index.html. [Accessed  16 March 12].

 

36.   Peekel, P. Gerhardt, 1984. Flora of the Bismarck Archipelago for naturalists.  Lae, Papua New Guinea: Office of Forests, Division of Botany.

 

37.    Plants of Papua New Guinea. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.pngplants.org/. [Accessed 16 March 12].

The Papua New Guinea data repatriation project aims to develop a low-maintenance, cost-effective internet-accessible herbarium accession database (PNGplants) for use by the Papua New Guinea National Herbarium (LAE). Initially, the database has been populated by the repatriation of replicate electronic data of the LAE herbarium held at four major Australian herbaria.

 

38.   Terrestrial ecoregions of the Indo-Pacific : a Conservation Assessment. Wikramanayake, E.D., Dinerstein, E., Loucks, C. [and others] [Eds]., 2002. Washington D.C.: Island Press

 

 

Human activity

 

39.   Agro-forestry.net. 2011. Traditional tree initiative. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.agroforestry.net/tti/. [Accessed 16 March 12].

 

40.   Anonymous. 2007. Masalai i tokaut : "Blowing the whistle on forestry corruption in Papua New Guinea". [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.masalai-i-tokaut.com/. [Accessed 16 March 12].

Documents relating to government, personal and commercial activities.

 

41.   Anonymous. 2008. Rimbunan Hijau watch PNG. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.forestnetwork.net/rhw/. [Accessed 16 March 12].

Rimbunan Hijau is a Malaysian-based global forest logger and controls around 60% of the forest industry in Papua New Guinea.”

 

42.   Australian National Botanic Gardens. 1999. Ferns and man in New Guinea. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.anbg.gov.au/fern/ferns-man-ng.html. [Accessed 22 November 11].

 

43.   Australian National University. Land Management Group. 2008. New Ireland Land Management Systems. [ONLINE] Available at:  http://ips.cap.anu.edu.au/ssgm/lmg/

[Accessed 16 March 12].

 

44.   Bourke, R Michael, 2009. Food and agriculture in Papua New Guinea.  Canberra: ANU Press.

http://epress.anu.edu.au/titles/food_agriculture_citation/pdf-download

Whole Book-Part 1 – Start to Part 2 (15.4 MB) pp.i-219

Whole Book-Part 2 – Part 3 to End (31.7 MB) pp.220+ [Accessed 16 March 12]

 

45.   Businesses suffer as Waigani sleeps on Kavieng airport. Papua New Guinea Post-Courier, 22 March, 2011.

The closure of Kavieng airport goes into its second week ... planted ‘gorgor’, the traditional sign ...

 

46.    Dunbar, Raden 2007. The Kavieng Massacre - A War Crime Revealed. Binda, NSW. Sally Milner Publishing.

 

47.   Flynn, Errol, 2002. My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Autobiography of Errol Flynn. New York. Cooper Square Press.

 

48.   Gray, Alastair, 1999. Trading contacts in the Bismarck Archipelago during the whaling era, 1799-1884. The journal of Pacific history, [Online]. 34 (1), 23-43. Available at: http://www.grayhomeopathy.com/PDFs/WhalingContacts.PDF [Accessed  16 March 12].

 

49.   ITS Global. 2006. Masalai i Tokaut and Rimbunan Hijau Watch : a political and deceptive campaign against Rimbunan Hijau : Report for Rimbunan Hijau (PNG Group). [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.forestryanddevelopment.com/documents/pdf/fd-WebsiteReport-final.pdf. [Accessed  16 March 12].

Rebuts accusations of corruption in the timber industry in Papua New Guinea

 

50.   Metcalf, Bill, 2011. Utopian fraud : the Marquis de Rays and La Nouvelle France. Utopian studies, 22 (1), 104-124.

 

51.    Moran, Michael. 2004. Beyond the Coral Sea: Travels in the Old Empires of the South-West Pacific. London, Flamingo.

 

52.   Mouton, Jean Baptiste Octave & Peter Biskup. 1974. The New Guinea memoirs of Jean Baptiste Octave Mouton. 1st ed. Canberra: ANU Press.

Mouton migrated with his father, at the age of 14, to the Colony of New France, in 1881. They stayed a year. He remembers unusual foods (snake), attempts to cultivate crops, raise poultry, and the crocodiles who stalked them.

 

53.   Nelson, Paul N., 2010. Environmental sustainability of oil palm cultivation in Papua New Guinea. 1st ed. Canberra: ACIAR. Available online at: http://aciar.gov.au/files/node/12951/tr075_environmental_sustainability_of_oil_palm_cul_18116.pdf. [Accessed  16 March 12].

 

54.   Ohff, Hans-Jurgen. 2008. Empires of enterprise : German and English commercial interests in East New Guinea 1884 to 1914. [ONLINE] Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/48479. [Accessed 16 March 12]. Thesis, University of Adelaide.

Includes information on Richard Parkinson, and plantation and labour practices in the Bismarck Archipelago

 

55.   Overlack, Peter. 1973. German New Guinea : a diplomatic, economic and political survey. [ONLINE] Available at: http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/eserv/UQ:210091/s00855804_1972_1973_9_4_128.pdf. [Accessed  16 March 12].

 

56.   Parkinson, Richard. 1999. Thirty years in the South Seas : land and people, customs and traditions in the Bismarck Archipelago and on the German Solomon Islands. Honolulu, University of Hawai’i Press.

This book describes in detail, the islands, their societies, masks and mask dances,  and legends, as well as the languages. Parkinson was a plantation overseer, and a commercial collector of zoological specimens, especially insects. He was one of the earliest to visit. His written and photographic observations were made before the islanders were exposed to Western missionaries or new economies. Subsequent researchers found cultures that had been altered by western contact

 

57.   Pioneers of Island Melanesia Project. 2006. Pioneers of Island Melanesia a joint project between British, Dutch, German and Swedish teams. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.human-evol.cam.ac.uk/Projects/pimelanesia/index.htm. [Accessed 16 March 12].

 

58.   Ridges, Jim. 2009. A brief history of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.newirelandtourism.org.pg/history.htm. [Accessed  16 March 12].

 

59.   Ridges, Jim, 2002. Japanese invasion of New Ireland 60 years ago. Papua New Guinea Post-Courier, 5 July. Pp.5.

 

60.   Papua Web. 2011. The Free colony of La Nouvelle France : documents C95 to C106. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.papuaweb.org/dlib/bk2/documents-ng/c95-c106.pdf. [Accessed 16 March 12].

This website provides the full text of : J.L. Whitaker, J.L. 1975. Documents and readings in New Guinea history: Pre-history to 1889. Milton, Qld. Jacaranda Press. It is a treasure trove of interesting documents, hosted on a joint Australian-Indonesian website.

 

61.   Walter, Annie & Vincent Lebot, 2007. Gardens of Oceania.  Canberra: ACIAR.

 

62.   Williams, G.C.. 2004. William Dampier : Pre-Linnean explorer, naturalist, buccaneer. [ONLINE] Available at: http://research.calacademy.org/redirect?url=http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/izg/Novara%20Williams%2055(SII-N11)%20LR.pdf. [Accessed 16 March 12]. (Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 55 (Suppl. 2): 146-166)

 

63.   Williams, Roger L., 2003. French botany in the enlightenment : the ill-fated voyages of La Perouse and his rescuers.  Boston, Mass.: Kluwer Academic.

 

 

Other sources

The digital repositories of institutions involved in Pacific research will often yield interesting  material, e.g.

 

Australia & Pacific Research Foundation

http://apscience.org.au/projects.html

 

Australian Museum

http://australianmuseum.net.au/

 

Australian National University

https://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/

 

Bishop Museum

http://pbs.bishopmuseum.org/

 

University of Adelaide

http://digital.library.adelaide.edu.au/

 

The University of Hawai’i

http://www.hawaii.edu/

 

University of Queensland

http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/