Series 268 - John Ballard's Pacific research papers

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John Ballard's Pacific research papers


  • 1947 - 1991 (Creation)

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12.4 m (62 boxes)

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(1930 - 2014)

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John Addison Ballard's initial research was in Africa in the 1960s. He was a Research Fellow in the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University (ANU), examining policy-making in Papua New Guinea during the period of decolonisation, 1972-1980; Professor of Administrative Studies at the University of Papua New Guinea; Appointment in the Department of Political Science in The Faculties, 1980-1995; Convenor of the Graduate Program in Political Science and International Relations; Co-convenor of a program on sexualities and culture at the Humanities Research Centre, 1993; Visiting Fellow, Graduate Research School, 1996-; Visiting Fellow, Gender Relations Centre, 2004-.

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The papers cover John Ballard’s political research in the Pacific Islands of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Micronesia and Fiji. The majority of the collection is focused on Papua New Guinea where John Ballard was involved with the development of the political system leading up to and following independence in 1975. The papers also concern the Public Service administration courses John Ballard taught at the University of Papua New Guinea. There are a number of government related papers for the Pacific Islands.


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Prepared by Karina Taylor on 17 November 2008




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