Eastburn, David R.

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Eastburn, David R.

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Dr David Eastburn is an historical geographer who works with rural communities in Australia in the areas of social-ecological resilience and regional and community history. He studied at the Australian School of Public Administration (ASOPA) and was associated with Papua New Guinea from the late 1960s to the late 1980s. For a decade he worked as a high school teacher in the Papua New Guinea Southern Highlands and New Ireland, which included being responsible for establishing Koroba High School and a provincial museum at Mendi. He also pioneered trekking tours through isolated parts of the Southern Highlands, Western and Sandaun provinces and was involved in documentary film-making. His photographs have been widely published in Papua New Guinea and overseas. He was a regular contributor to Air Niugini's in-flight magazine, Paradise. He produced booklets on the Foi, Hewa and Huli peoples for the National Cultural Council's series - People of Papua New Guinea and also produced a photographic booklet on the Southern Highlands. In 1975 he curated the exhibition - 'The decade of Independence / 35th Anniversary of Papua New Guinea Independence' at the Papua New Guinea High Commission, in Canberra. David also worked as a Liaison Officer for the Murray-Darling Basin Commission in Canberra.


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Geographer ; Historian

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Created by Christine Bryan on 29 November 2016




'The decade of Independence ; 35th Anniversary of Papua New Guinea Independence / A photographic exhibition by David Eastburn. Exhibition booklet accompanying an exhibition held at the Papua New Guinea High Commission, Canberra, 1975 [Place of publication not identified and publisher not identified], c.2010?

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