The Resource Big road : a journey to the heart of the New Guinea Highlands, 1953-56, Bob Cleland

Big road : a journey to the heart of the New Guinea Highlands, 1953-56, Bob Cleland

Label
Big road : a journey to the heart of the New Guinea Highlands, 1953-56
Title
Big road
Title remainder
a journey to the heart of the New Guinea Highlands, 1953-56
Statement of responsibility
Bob Cleland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the Highlands of New Guinea, patrol officers were road-builders and peacekeepers, medical workers and diplomats. Often fresh from university, the patrol officers - also known as {u2018}kiaps{u2019} - were charged with bringing Pax Australiana (the adopted legal system) to tribes whose first contact with Europeans had been just 20 years before. Bob Cleland was not only a kiap, he was also the boss{u2019}s son. His father was Administrator of Papua Guinea for fifteen years, so Bob{u2019}s trial by fire in New Guinea was particularly intense. In Big Road, he not only brings to life his experiences as a pioneer and jack-of-all-trades, he also paints a vivid word-picture of the magnificent Highlands themselves
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
363.2092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Big road : a journey to the heart of the New Guinea Highlands, 1953-56, Bob Cleland
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-239) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • glg
Control code
000045432998
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 240 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780980672022
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24926024
System control number
  • kg24926024
  • (OCoLC)587446087

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