Series 410 - Australian Broadcasting Commission, Papua New Guinea Branch, Territory News Bulletins

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Australian Broadcasting Commission, Papua New Guinea Branch, Territory News Bulletins


  • 1957 - 1967 (Creation)

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(c. 1931 -)

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Geoffrey Luck was a radio journalist for the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). He was based in Longreach, Queensland, 1953-1955; becoming a foreign correspondent in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 1957-1967; Northern Ireland and London. On his return to Sydney Luck was appointed Economics and Finance Correspondent with the News Division in early 1972. His duties included presenting the radio program, The Week in Business, until 1976. He completed an MBA at Macquarie University in 1975.

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74 files of transcripts of radio news bulletins from the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC), Papua New Guinea branch. The bulletins report on all aspects of the Australian administration as well as reflecting the beginnings of the shift towards independence.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement.

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Some of the material is in Pidgin.

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Collection microfilmed by the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, PMB 1320

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Prepared by Karina Taylor in January 2013




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