Series 486 - David Moorhouse papers

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David Moorhouse papers


  • 1955 - 1996 (Creation)

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6 boxes

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(1936 - 2003)

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David Bruce Moorhouse first came to Papua New Guinea in 1955 working as a patrol officer and rose through the ranks of Australian Field Administrators to Deputy District Commissioner. Moorhouse was Lands and Business Development Manager for Porgera Joint Venture from 1986-87. From 1989 he worked as a PNG land consultant carrying out land investigation studies of Mount Kare; Masurina, Milne Bay Province; Tokaluma, Central Province; Wau mining operations and as land advisor to Porgera Gold Dredging Ltd.

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Papers documenting David Bruce Moorhouse's career in Papua New Guinea as a patrol officer, administrator, and land consultant. Includes patrol reports, field officer's journal, mining consultancy papers, correspondence, papers relating to border crossings and territory intelligence, newspaper articles re royal visit by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, publications and maps.


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6 reels, 35 mm microfilm

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Entered from deposit description on 13 May 2013




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