Twenty-three cassette audiorecordings of radio interviews and documentaries made by Christopher Ashton in Papua New Guinea between 1972 and 1975.


Christopher Philip Mackenzie Ashton, writer and journalist, received his bachelor's degree in social anthropology from Trinity College, Oxford University, in 1968. During his long residency in Papua New Guinea, he wrote for the PACIFIC ISLANDS MONTHLY and produced radio documentaries and interviews with prominent Papua New Guineans.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Christopher Ashton Audiorecordings contain interviews and documentaries recorded between 1972 and 1975 in Papua New Guinea. The cassette audiorecordings are arranged in numeric order.


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1 1 Tape 1 - Side A: Talking with Margaret Mead, Interview. Side B: Teacher on a Third World Campus (Academics at the University of Papua New Guinea), 1974.
1 2 Tape 2 - Side A: History of PNG: Taim Bipo Tru, Part I, 1973. Side B: History of PNG: Kokoda, Kiaps and Constitution.
1 3 Tape 3 - Side A: The Sword and the State: The Story of the PNG Defense Force - Part I. Side B: The Sword and the State: The Story of the PNG Defense Force - Part II, 1972.
1 4 Tape 4 - Side A: Return of the Rising Sun: The Japanese Government Presence in PNG, 1973.
1 5 Tape 5 - Side A: The Other Expatriates: The Chinese of PNG, 1974. Side B: White Masters, Black Masters.
1 6 Tape 6 - Side A: Talking with Jack Fox, Interview. Side B: Poets and Playwriters, 1975.
1 7 Tape 7 - Side A: Talking with Anton Parao. Side B: Kennecott Ok Tedi Copper Project, 1972.
1 8 Tape 8 - Side A: Look Back at Hunger: Famine in the Western Highlands, 1973.
1 9 Tape 9 - Side A: The Review of the Year 1972. Broadcast, January 1, 1973.
1 10 Tape 10 - Side A: The Outside Man: Interview with Jim Sinclair. Side B: Talking with Alice Wedaka.
1 11 Tape 11 - Side A: Looking at China with Luther Dung and Tony Voutas. Side B: The Forgotten Islands and the Motorina Cult.
1 12 Tape 12 - Side A: Living with the Sun: Talking with Tom Cole. Side B: Talking with Fred Archer.
1 13 Tape 13 - Side A: Taim Bilong Germany; Talking with Rudolf Yanke. Side B: Talking with Father John Bodger, 1975.
1 14 Tape 14 - Side A: A Priest Remembers: Father Frank Milthroh Talks to Chris Ashton. Side B: The PNG Development Bank.
1 15 Tape 15 - Side A: The Oil Palm Story. Side B: The Forgotten Islands: The Mortlocks.
1 16 Tape 16 - Side A: Bougainville I Go We? The Story of Bougainville Copper.
1 17 Tape 17 - Side A: Talking with Boyami Sali. Side B: Nam Bilong Mi Waure, 1972.
1 18 Tape 18 - Side A: Talking with James Goave. Side B: Talking with Athanasius Asea.
1 19 Tape 19 - Side A: Arthur Gridland Remembers. Side B: Talking with Narson Dokiela.
1 20 Tape 20 - Side A: The Waigani Seminar: University of PNG, 1973.
1 21 Tape 21 - Side A: Five Artists in PNG. Side B: Ulggunnan Story: The Oscar Tannur School.
1 22 Tape 22 - Side A: Flying by the Seat of Their Pants: Talking with Bertei Heath. Side B: Stori Bilong Bisnis: Talking with Harry Jackman.
1 23 Tape 23 - Side A: Where is the Economy Going? Henry Do Robert and Moi Ave. Side B: Talking with Vincent Jo Baining.

Finding aid generated: 2012-07-10