University of Melbourne Archives

Home | Search Collections | Browse Collections | Search Digitised Items | Help
Catalogue Entries
Records Creators
Back | Save Record | Email Record
2016.0060 [PAPUA NEW GUINEA - DIVISION RECORDS]
Date Range of Records: 1940-1997
Creator(s):
- Australian Red Cross Society, National Office [1914-]
[Red Cross Archives series reference: NO28]

Comprises draft and copies of the Constitution establishing Papua and New Guinea Division; as well as Regulations, Annual Reports, Activity Reports, Financial Statements, Workshop Reports and papers relating to Youth Voluntary Service Overseas in the Territory of Papua New Guinea.

See also records in the following series: Correspondence Files, National Headquarters (2015.0033); Australian Red Cross Royal Charter, rules and constitution (2016.0052); Awards, honours, medals, citations (2016.0053). As well as individual item: Junior First Aid for Papua New Guinea (2016.0051.00055); Australian Red Cross Society Regulations Papua New Guinea Division Adopted (2016.0052.00028); Halpim Pikinini (Helping Children) International Project Papua New Guinea (2016.0057.00012); Helping Hands: Reach out for PNG, International Project (2016.0057.00013); Official Record of the Unveiling of the Mount Lamington Memorial Popondetta Cemetery, Papua (2016.0057.00050); Gramophone recording of Papua New Guinea Red Cross Choir (2016.0077.0004)

The Papua and New Guinea Divisions was formed in 1939 and operated until the Japanese invasion in 1942. In 1949 the Australian Parliament passed legislation to unite the territories of Papua and New Guinea which meant Australia Red Cross was the governing body. Following Papua New Guinea's independence in 1975, the Papua New Guinea Red Cross was established by an Act of Parliament (1976). http://redcross.org.pg/

UM Archives holds a number of collections which pertain to Papua New Guinea. Enquire of our Reference Services, or search our online catalogue http://gallery.its.unimelb.edu.au/imu/imu.php?request=search

Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern the use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.
1 unit (0.17m)
Collection Category: Community and Political, organisations
Access Conditions: Access: Open
Finding Aids: Yes Listed ONLINE
Online ListingPAPUA NEW GUINEA - DIVISION RECORDS (2016.0060)
Back | Save Record | Email Record