Series 385 - Peter Sack land court decisions in Papua New Guinea

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Peter Sack land court decisions in Papua New Guinea


  • 1930 - 1974 (Creation)

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1 m (5 boxes)

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(1937 -)

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Peter Georg Sack was associated with the Department of Law, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University from 1957-1998. He was a scholar from May 1967; Research Assistant from January 1971; and appointed to Research Fellow on 16 April 1971; then Fellow from 1975 and Senior Fellow in Law, 1984-1988. Sack’s research interests were in European land acquisition and land tenure in Papua New Guinea. After his retirement from the RSSS in 1998, Sack was Visiting Fellow in Pacific and Asian History.

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Copies of judgements from the Land Titles Commission, Native Land Commission and New Guinea Central Court relating to Dr Sack’s work on land tenure in Papua New Guinea. Includes copies of transcripts of evidence before the Land Titles Commission on the matter of DA1 and DA 180 [Items 1-25]; copies of judgements of the Central Court of New Guinea (became the Supreme Court of the Territory of New Guinea in 1934) [Items 26-33]; copies of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Papua and New Guinea - Papua New Guinea Law Reports (PNGLR); copies of Unreported Judgements - PNG Central Court, PNG Supreme Court and PNG National Courts, and background notes.


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ANUA 485

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Prepared by Karina Taylor on 24 May 2010




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