Series 485 - Peter Sack collection on land and related matters in Papua New Guinea

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Peter Sack collection on land and related matters in Papua New Guinea


  • 1960 - 1979 (Creation)

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2 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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These reports were gathered by Dr Peter Sack as part of his research on land ownership systems and cultural patterns of inheritance and ownership which effect land tenure in Papua New Guinea. Includes Magistrates Land Law Survey 1968; reports on land matters on the Gazelle Peninsula and on administration of justice, law and order issues; photocopies of maps and plans.


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2 reels, 35 mm microfilm

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ANUA 385

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Entered from deposit description on 13 May 2013




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