Papers of Hal Colebatch, an Australian political scientist who taught in Papua New Guinea in the late 1960s and 1970s and
became involved in the independence and development of that country. The materials consist largely of subject files and unpublished
writings by others. Included in the subject files are materials relating to the Rural Improvement Program in Papua New Guinea
-- a program studied by Colebatch in the mid-1970s. Also included in the collection are Colebatch's diaries of 1968; and diaries
of candidates in the 1968 provincial elections in Papua New Guinea, collected by Colebatch's wife Peta.
Dr. Hal K. Colebatch, Australian political scientist, has been actively involved with the independence and development of
Papua New Guinea, especially during the 1970s. Colebatch received his education in Australia and Britain. He graduated with
honors from the University of Melbourne and earned a master's degree from La Trobe University. He received his Ph.D. from
the University of Sussex, England, in 1974.
6.2 Linear feet
(16 archives boxes)
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