Series 376 - Marion Ward papers relating to transport systems in Papua New Guinea

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AU ANUA 376

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Marion Ward papers relating to transport systems in Papua New Guinea

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  • 1955 - 1971 (Creation)

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0.4 m (4 boxes)

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Marion Ward lectured in Auckland University in 1960 before going to England to lecture at Reading until 1967. On 10 October 1967, Ward was appointed Senior Research Fellow, New Guinea Research Unit, Research School of Pacific Studies at the Australian National University. She was promoted to Field Director (Senior Research Fellow) May 1970 to February 1972. She was also an editor of the New Guinea Research Bulletin. Between 1973 and 2002 she worked on or led 80 missions to developing countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, working at the community, regional and national levels, to resolve transport, communication, water supply and sanitation issues. She has published extensively and worked as a consultant since the early 1970s.

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Items 1 - 31: Research papers and research data on transport systems in Papua New Guinea, includes sea, air and road transport systems. While conducting this research Marion Ward was the Field Director of the New Guinea Research Unit, Australian National University, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Her research assistant was Barbara Mainsbridge.
Items 32 - 35: Field data from East Sepik District Field Trip, Mar 1969. The field trip was to collect data on transport in the East Sepik District. Accompanied on field trip by Amirah Inglis. Other data collected and field data processed by Barbara Mainsbridge, Research Assistant to Marion Ward at the New Guinea Resarch Unit (NGRU).
Items 36 - 45: Field Data from visit to Milne Bay District. The visit was to collect data on transport in the Milne Bay District. Accompanied by Barbara Mainsbridge, Research Assistant, who collected and processed other data and processed the field data.
Items 46 - 52: Transport information bulletins.
Items 53 -58: Reports on fresh food production and transport in the Port Moresby Hinterland. While conducting this research Marion Ward was the Field Director of the New Guinea Research Unit, Australian National University, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
Items 59 - 65: Economic papers, maps and data relating to Ward's study.

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Prepared by Karina Taylor 3 December 2009

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