Series 636 - Archive created for the book 'Architecture in the South Pacific; The Ocean of Islands'

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Archive created for the book 'Architecture in the South Pacific; The Ocean of Islands'


  • 2003 - 2014 (Creation)

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Data in digital format: 1 flash drive (containing research diaries, interviews, slide indexes, digital image index, summary of digital images and digital images in 9 countries) ; 1 flash drive of Fiji digital images ; 3005 colour slides arranged in ten countries.

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James Conner is a graduate of the University of Sydney and the University of Edinburgh where he worked with the Planning Research Unit while writing his PhD. His major field of research interest has been urban design and planning, and he extended these studies with the appointment in 1968 to the National Capital Development Commission in Canberra. In 1978 he joined the University of Sydney in the Planning Department and later as the Director of the Planning Research Centre. James Conner has travelled widely through Asia and the Pacific and worked with Jennifer Taylor on the 2003 publication, 'The Architecture of Fumihiko Maki'.

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PART 1. Data in Digital Form

  • A. Research Trips Diary (47 pages typed A4)
  • B. Transcribed interviews (57 interviews, 181 pps A4)
  • C.1 35 mm Slide Index. Of 10 countries, 77 pps of typed indexes covering 3005 slides
  • C.2. I page summary of Slide indexes
  • D.1. Digital Index. Of 10 countries, 51 pps of typed indexes covering 1966 digital images
  • D.2. 1 Page summary of digital images
  • E. Digital images in 9 countries

1.2 Fiji Digital Images

PART 2. Data in 35 mm slide form

  • 2.1 Slide Folders: Approximately 3,005 slides arranged in 10 countries.


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The depositor has given the ANU rights to reproduce the images (or documents) for research, educational or publication purposes.

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Collection consists of:
1. 2 flash drives - 1 Green Lexar 16GB flash drive) and 1 Red SanDisk 8GB flash drive (containing the diaries, interviews, slide index, digital index, summary of digital images).
2. 3005 slides arranged in ten countries.

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Index to slides and digital images are included in the collection.

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Published book details :
Jennifer Taylor and James Connor / "Architecture in the South Pacific: The Ocean of Islands", Singapore: University of Hawaii Press & EDM, 2014.

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Created by Christine Bryan on 27 October 2016




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