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The Resource Black, white & gold : goldmining in Papua New Guinea, 1878-1930, Hank Nelson

Black, white & gold : goldmining in Papua New Guinea, 1878-1930, Hank Nelson

Label
Black, white & gold : goldmining in Papua New Guinea, 1878-1930
Title
Black, white & gold
Title remainder
goldmining in Papua New Guinea, 1878-1930
Statement of responsibility
Hank Nelson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Australian goldminers were among the first white men to have sustained contact with Papua New Guineans. Some Papua New Guineans welcomed them, worked for them, traded with them and learnt their skills and soon were mining on their own account. Others met them with hostility, either by direct confrontation or by stealthy ambush. Many of the indigenous people and some miners were killed. The miners were dependent on the local people for labourers, guides, producers of food and women. Some women lived willingly in the miners’ camps, a few were legally married, and some were raped. Working conditions for Papua New Guineans on the claims were mixed; some being well treated by the miners, others being poorly housed and fed, ill-treated, and subject to devastating epidemics. Conditions were rough, not only for them but for the diggers too. This book, republished in its original format, shows the differences in the experience of various Papua New Guinean communities which encountered the miners and tries to explain these differences. It is a graphic description of what happens when people from vastly different cultures meet. The author has drawn on documentary sources and interviews with the local people to produce, for the first time, a lively history"
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
622.3420995
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Black, white & gold : goldmining in Papua New Guinea, 1878-1930, Hank Nelson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes bibliographical references (272-284), tables and index
  • First published 1976 by the Australian National University
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057075007
Dimensions
23cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9781921934339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)937650773
Label
Black, white & gold : goldmining in Papua New Guinea, 1878-1930, Hank Nelson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes bibliographical references (272-284), tables and index
  • First published 1976 by the Australian National University
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057075007
Dimensions
23cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9781921934339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)937650773

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