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Pacific Manuscripts Bureau presents

50 Year Anniversary



8th August 2018


Sir Roland Wilson Building, ANU



Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau with the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific, School of Culture, History and Language and the Pacific Institute.

Known affectionately as ‘PAMBU’, the Bureau was formed in 1968 to create preservation copies of archives, manuscripts and rare printed material relating to the Pacific Islands. Since its inception at the ANU, PAMBU has been supported by an international consortium of libraries who make these preservation copies accessible to researchers. From whaling logs to unpublished novels, from mission records to radio broadcasts and dictionaries to diaries, PAMBU has created the biggest collection of non-government primary documentation about the Pacific Islands that is available to researchers.

At this event, friends of PAMBU will honour its history with the sharing of memories, and celebrate the future with the formal signing of new member library, the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG). The guest speaker will be UPNG Librarian, Leah Kalamoroh, who will speak on the importance of PAMBU membership to the development of the library’s New Guinea collection.

For more information, visit the event page.

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