Manus Province Patrol Reports

 

Introduction Explanation of Citation Format
 
Baluan (1958-1959) Manus (1943-1967)
Lorengau (1959-1974)    
 
Introduction

This is a guide to the microfiche of government patrol reports for Manus Province, Papua New Guinea.  for the most part, these reports were written after World War II and before Papua New Guinea's independece in 1975.  The microfiche for Manus Provinve reproduce 33 files of typescript sources, comprising 260 patrol reports.  The National Archives of Papua New Guinea is the Custodian of the orginal reports.  Similar microfiche has been produced for the patrol reprts of the other provinces of Papua New Guinea, and corresponding guides for each province are also in preparation.

This microfiche was filmed in Port Moresby by and for the National Archives of Papua New Guinea, with support from the University of California, San Diego.  The microfiche and this guide  are the results of a cooperative project between the National Archives of Papua New Guinea, and the Melanesian Studies Resource Center (MSRC) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

The project has several objectives; the first and most important of these is to preserve all of the patrol reports held in the National Archives, by making microfiche copies of them.  The National Archives has generously provided the technical work, and microfilming labor and equipment for making these copies.  UCSD has  provided funds for blank microfilm and chemicals.  The preservation microfilm masters are held in the National Archives.

The project's second aim is to create indexing to the reports, providing access by points such as areas patrolled and patrol officers.  The indexes have been generated from databases running on Pro-Cite software, compiled by staff at the MSRC.  The databases may be searched in San Diego and at the National Archives.  In the near future, additional access to the databases will be made available through the Internet/World Wide Web.

The third goal of the project is to make the patrol reports accessible to scholars outside of Papua New Guinea.  To this end, the microfiche have been made available for purchase from the National Archives. For information on purchasing copies of the microfiche, please contact the National Archives of Papua New Guinea at the following address:

   Chief Archivist
   National Archives
   P.O. Box 1089
   Boroko, Papua New Guinea

A complete set of the microfiche is on deposit with the Melanesian Studies Resource Center.  The reports are open to use in the library by qualified researchers.  The microfiche are not available for loan through interlibrary loan service.  The microfiche are housed and administered in UCSD's Mandeville Special Collections Library.  Information on hours, photocopy policies, etc. may be obtained from the Mandeville Library's Internet page, by e-mail: spcoll@ucsd.edu  or by writing directly to the Library at the address below:

   Mandeville Special Collections Library
   Geisel Library
   University of California, San Diego
   9500 Gilman Drive  0175S
   La Jolla, CA 92093-0175 USA

 For other information about this resource, or other Melanesian materials at UCSD, please do not hesitate to contact the author at the following address.

           --Kathryn Creely, Librarian
     Melanesian Studies Resource Center
     Social Sciences and Humanities Library
     University of California, San Diego
     9500 Gilman Drive 0175S
     La Jolla, CA 92093-0175 USA
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Explanation of Citation Format

The files are arranged by patrol post and year.  This guide lists each file in the order filmed and provides an index to patrol officers.  A geographic index is also provided, although it indexes only those geographic terms appearing on the title pages of the reports--as such, it is incomplete.  To find all of the references to a certain locale (village, etc.), it is necessary to search the complete microfiche file for the appropriate subdistrict.

Entries include the following information:

Entry number.   Patrol post. -- Years covered by patrols. -- Patrol officers. -- Extent of file (number of pages). -- Number of patrol reports in file. -- Geographic index terms (areas patrolled). -- Microfiche location (first fiche # : frame # - last fiche # : frame #).

Each entry covers a group of patrol reports--all the reports for a patrol post or other subunit, such as a census division, for a given year or years.  For example, all the reports for Chuave, 1964-65.  The years are generally the government fiscal year, from July to June of the following year.

The information on number of reports, extent, patrol officers, and areas patrolled, has been taken directly from the contents pages supplied by the National Archives, rather than from the reports themselves.  Thus, it must be noted that this information is somewhat incomplete.  For example, not all of the geographic names noted in a patrol report have been indexed.

The microfiche location consists of the following information:  Province and subunit as given at the head of the microfiche, followed by the number/frame of the first page of the reports, and finally the number/frame of the last page of the reports.   For example: Microfiche location : Eastern Highlands : Goroka : 001 : 003 - 004 : 0054 means that the reports may be found on the fiche for Goroka, starting on fiche 1, frame 3 and ending on fiche 4, frame 54.

Indexes of patrol officers and areas patrolled have been included at the back of this publication.  The numbers following each index term are entry numbers which refer back to the main list.

 

Baluan
1.
Baluan, 1955 - 1956.
Patrol officers: Murdoch, W. G.
13 leaves.  1 patrol report.
Areas patrolled:  Bunai,Baluan.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 028 : 034 - 028 : 050.

2.
Baluan, 1956 - 1956.
Patrol officers: Murdoch, W. G.
50 leaves.  1 patrol report.
Areas patrolled:  Bunai,Baluan.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 031 : 005 - 031 : 057.

3.
Baluan, 1957 - 1958.
Patrol officers: Chester, K. I.; Murdoch, W. G.
67 leaves.  3 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Manus,Buke Island,Johnston Island,Bunai,Baluan.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 037 : 059 - 038 : 008.

4.
Baluan, 1958 - 1959.
Patrol officers: Lewis, P. E.; Horman, K. J.; Walsh, R. J.; Murdoch, W. G.
39 leaves.  5 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Bunai,Lorengau,Sou,Bipi Island,Baluan.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Baluan : 001 : 001 - 001 : 059.

5.
Baluan, 1960 - 1960.
Patrol officers: Tillman, G. W.
29 leaves.  2 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Bunai,Lorengau,Sou,Baluan.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Baluan : 001 : 060 - 002 : 009.

6.
Baluan, 1960 - 1961.
Patrol officers: Porteous, B. G.; Duffy, B. F.; Creedy, B. J.; Wearne, J. M.; Johnston, W. J.
132 leaves.  8 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Bunai,Lorengau,Sau,Bipi Island,Manus,Baluan.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Baluan : 002 : 010 - 004 : 023.


Lorengau

7.
Lorengau, 1955 - 1955.
Patrol officers: Murdoch, W. G.; Reitano, F. V.; Burnet, J. D.
55 leaves.  4 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Sau,Bipi Island,Levei,Leihuwa,Lorengau.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 027 : 037 - 028 : 033.

8.
Lorengau, 1956 - 1956.
Patrol officers: Burnet, J. D.; Penhale, D. J.
131 leaves.  2 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Sau,Bipi Island,Lorengau.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 028 : 051 - 031 : 004.

9.
Lorengau, 1958 - 1958.
Patrol officers: Ford, A. L.; Johnston, W. J.
52 leaves.  6 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Sau,Bipi Island,Lorengau.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Lorengau : 001 : 001 - 001 : 053.

10.
Lorengau, 1961 - 1962.
Patrol officers: Johnston, W. J.; Creedy, B. J.; Wearne, J. M.; Duffy, B. F.; Sabben, H. F.; Try, A.
138 leaves.  10 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Sau,Bipi Island,Baluan,Bunai,Lorengau.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Lorengau : 001 : 054 - 004 : 017.

11.
Lorengau, 1965 - 1966.
Patrol officers: Phillips, R. W.; Duffield, J.
51 leaves.  3 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Rambutyo Island,Langendrowa,Sau,Bipi Island, Baluan,Bunai,Lorengau.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 042 : 017 - 043 : 006.

12.
Lorengau, 1967 - 1968.
Patrol officers: Phillips, R.; Tapo, H. O.; Cunningham, M. J.
62 leaves.  5 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Tong,Sau,Baluan,Bunai,Bipi Island,Rambutyo Islands,Long Island,Pam Island,Lorengau.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Lorengau : 004 : 018 - 005 : 024.

13.
Lorengau, 1968 - 1969.
Patrol officers: Gow, A. F.; Burfoot, G. R.; Born, R. W.; Cunningham, M. J.; Poga, K.; Johnson, L. B.; Bartlett, C. A.
259 leaves.  17 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Sau,Bipi Island,Manus,Baluan,Bunai,Los Negros Island,Tulu,Ponam,Sou,Derimbat,Liap,Langendrowa,Rambutyo Island, Loamat,Bundro Island,Pak Island,Tong,Lorengau.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Lorengau : 005 : 025 - 010 : 008.

14.
Lorengau, 1969 - 1970.
Patrol officers: Blyth, J. R.; Bartlett, C. A.; Poga, K.; Cunningham, M.; Bori, J.; Johnson, L. B.; Wren, D. W.
272 leaves.  12 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Sau,Bipi Island,Purdy Island,Los Reyes Islands, Baluan,Bunai,Lorengau.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Lorengau : 010 : 009 - 014 : 051.

15.
Lorengau, 1970 - 1971.
Patrol officers: Boga, K.; Burfoot, G. R.; Blyth, J. R.; Bori, J.
221 leaves.  14 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Baluan,Bunai,Sau,Bipi Island,Likum,Buke Island, Pam,Tulu,Liap,Karu,Malai Bay,Moenai Point,Lou Island,Ba'una, Lorengau.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Lorengau : 014 : 052 - 018 : 041.

16.
Lorengau, 1971 - 1972.
Patrol officers: Wren, B.; Hoegan, R. S.; Bori, J.; Sanagkeco, T.; Sindol, K.; Angham, J.; Haagg, D.
250 leaves.  10 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Baluan,Bunai,Sau,Bipi Island,Manus,Lorengau.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Lorengau : 018 : 042 - 023 : 002.

17.
Lorengau, 1972 - 1973.
Patrol officers: Wren, B.; Sanankeoc, T. S.; Agg, D. H.; Poga, K.; Mohr, L.
46 leaves.  7 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Sau,Bipi Island,Lou Island,Baluan,Bunai,Lou Island,Lorengau.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Lorengau : 023 : 003 - 023 : 051.

18.
Lorengau, 1973 - 1974.
Patrol officers: Agg, D. H.; Dean, Duncan; Hastings, J. L.
37 leaves.  5 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Sau,Bipi Island,Baluan,Bunai,Malai Bay, Lorengau.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Lorengau : 023 : 052 - 024 : 030.

19.
Lorengau, 1974 - 1974.
Patrol officers: Bunat, S.
5 leaves.  1 patrol report.
Areas patrolled:  Lorengau.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Lorengau : 024 : 031 - 024 : 037.


Manus

20.
Manus, 1944 - 1945.
Patrol officers: Booker, R. J.; Robinson, A. L.; McCarthy, J. K.; Hoggard, I.; Aliman, W. J.; Herakes, C. C.; Saville, W. A. J.; Worden, R. B.; Dishon, W. R.; Giles, W. B.
176 leaves.  19 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Pak Island,Tong,Rambutyo Island,Povot,Longan Island,Mok,Pam Mandian Island,Sabon,Yiringo,Maron,Luf Island, Liot,Pelleluhu,Pihun,Mal Island,Aua Island,Wuvulu Island,Durour Island,Matty,Kali Bay,Malai Bay,Bipi Island,Ninigo,Manus.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 001 : 001 - 004 : 017.

21.
Manus, 1946 - 1949.
Patrol officers: McLeod, J.; Landman, J. R.; White, J. R.; Sebire, P. F.; Orken, M. B.; Bloxham, A. A.; Moluson, P. J.; Pitts, Allan H.
139 leaves.  21 patrol reports. Patrol Years: 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949.
Areas patrolled:  Baluan,Taui,Kawaliap,Pak Island,Rossun,Warembu, Loniu,Lomb Point,Rambutyoo Island,Sau,Ponam,Harlu River,Naro, Mouke,Johnston Island,Pam Island,Lou Island,Salien,Bipi Island, Manus.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 004 : 018 - 006 : 037.

22.
Manus, 1949 - 1950.
Patrol officers: White, J. R.; Pitts, Allan H.; Gow, A. F.; Steege, Gordon; Aitchison, T. G.
227 leaves.  15 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Hermit Island,Ninigo,Sau,Tong,Pak Island, Rambutyo Island,Patusi,Bundrahei,Bipi Island,M'Buke Island, Johnston Island,Warai,Bunai,Baluan,Awin Island,Sama Island, Sapondralis,Pam Island,Manus.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 006 : 039 - 010 : 020.

23.
Manus, 1950 - 1952.
Patrol officers: White, T. W.; O'Neill, B. M.; Landman, J. R.; Gibson, John W.; White, J. R.; Szarka, G. L.; Anderson, F. D.
297 leaves.  23 patrol reports. Patrol Years: 1950, 1951, 1952.
Areas patrolled:  Wari River,Loi,Lambucho Island,Johnston Island, Buke Island,Baluan,Pam Island,Tong,Rambutyo Island,Nauna Island, Lou Island,Pak Island,Koup,Tingou,Bipi Island,Salien,Wuvulu Island,Aua Island,Hermit Islands,Manus.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 010 : 021 - 014 : 058.

24.
Manus, 1952 - 1953.
Patrol officers: Kimmerley, C. W.; Landman, J. R.; Smith, E. V.; Ross, D.
221 leaves.  12 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Sabon,Mundrau,Manus.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 014 : 059 - 018 : 052.

25.
Manus, 1953 - 1954.
Patrol officers: Brown, R. A.; Ross, D.; Smith, E. V.; Landman, J. R.; Pearse, R. E.
248 leaves.  11 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Aua Island,Wuvulu Island,Ninigo,Rambutyo Island,Pam,Lou Island,Baluan,Manus.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 018 : 053 - 023 : 003.

26.
Manus, 1954 - 1955.
Patrol officers: Wolsey, J. R.; Gow, A. F.; Landman, J. R.; Pearse, R. E.; Smith, E. V.; Hibberd, W. J.; Hicks, E. G.
265 leaves.  10 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Sabon,Mundrau,Aua Island,Wuvulu Island,Ninigo, Baluan,Manus.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 023 : 004 - 027 : 036.

27.
Manus, 1956 - 1957.
Patrol officers: Murdoch, W. G.; Penhale, D. J.; Lewis, P. E.; Gemmell, J. T. E.
169 leaves.  6 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Baluan,Bunai,Sau,Bipi Island,Lorengau,Patusi, Manus.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 031 : 038 - 034 : 046.

28.
Manus, 1957 - 1958.
Patrol officers: Esdale, F. V.; Lewis, P. E.; Gemmell, J. T. E.; Wadsworth, A. F.
184 leaves.  7 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Sau,Bipi Island,Lorengau,Manus.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 034 : 047 - 037 : 058.

29.
Manus, 1962 - 1963.
Patrol officers: Duffy, B. F.; Bradley, A. M.; Creedy, B. J.; Sabben, H. F.; Try, A.; Wearne, J. M.
90 leaves.  8 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Baluan,Bunai,Sau,Bipi Island,Lorengau,Manus.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 039 : 009 - 040 : 040.

30.
Manus, 1963 - 1964.
Patrol officers: Bradley, A. M.
30 leaves.  1 patrol report.
Areas patrolled:  Sau,Bipi Island,Lorengau,Manus.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 040 : 041 - 041 : 011.

31.
Manus, 1965 - 1965.
Patrol officers: Gordon-Kirkby, J. W.; Phillips, R. W.
24 leaves.  2 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Baluan,Bunai,Rambutyo Island,Langendrowa,Manus.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 041 : 012 - 041 : 037.

32.
Manus, 1965 - 1965.
Patrol officers: Phillips, R. W.; Gordon-Kirkby, J. W.
38 leaves.  2 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Manus.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 041 : 038 - 042 : 016.

33.
Manus, 1966 - 1967.
Patrol officers: Gordon-Kirkby, J. W.; Phillips, R. W.; Cunningham, M.; Leeson, G. R.
205 leaves.  8 patrol reports.
Areas patrolled:  Lorengau,Sau,Bipi Island,Baluan,Bunai,Nohang, Pere,Manus.
Microfiche location:  Manus : Manus : 043 : 007 - 046 : 037.