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Author Cleland, Robert D. M

Title Big road : a journey to the heart of the New Guinea Highlands, 1953-56 / Bob Cleland
Edition First edition
Published Paddington, Qld. : Red Hill Publishing, [2010]


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Description xv, 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Summary In the Highlands of New Guinea, patrol officers were road-builders and peacekeepers, medical workers and diplomats. Often fresh from university, the patrol officers - also known as 'kiaps' - were charged with bringing Pax Australiana (the adopted legal system) to tribes whose first contact with Europeans had been just 20 years before. Bob Cleland was not only a kiap, he was also the boss's son. His father was Administrator of Papua Guinea for fifteen years, so Bob's trial by fire in New Guinea was particularly intense. In Big Road, he not only brings to life his experiences as a pioneer and jack-of-all-trades, he also paints a vivid word-picture of the magnificent Highlands themselves
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-239) and index
Subject Cleland, Bob
Cleland, Robert D. M
Cleland, Robert D.M
Australians -- Papua New Guinea -- Biography
Police -- Papua New Guinea -- Biography.
Papua New Guinea -- Biography.
Papua New Guinea -- Local officials and employees -- Biography
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780980672022 (paperback)