Course curriculum

PNG’s deep history: Migration and Knowledge Systems / First Contact: Encounters with Europeans / British Colonialism in New Guinea (1881-1906) / German Colonialism in New Guinea (1884-1914) / Australia’s Role in Papua New Guinea (1906-1943) / Papua New Guinea and the Pacific War / Post War Era: ‘Reconstruction’ / The Process of Decolonisation / Birth of the PNG nation state, 1975 / Post-Independence PNG: Law and Lore / PNG of the 21st Century: Development or Discontent?

  • 1

    Welcome to Histories of PNG

  • 2

    Let's get started!

    • Introductory Lecture to PNG Histories

    • Deep Histories of PNG

  • 3

    Encounters and Colonialism

    • Encounters with Europeans

    • British New Guinea

    • German New Guinea

    • Australian Colonialism in Papua and New Guinea

  • 4

    World War Two in PNG

    • Kokoda Campaign

    • Postwar Reconstruction and Rehabilitation

  • 5

    Decolonisation

    • Birth of the PNG Nation State

  • 6

    Independent PNG

    • Lore and Law in Independent PNG