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Books On Papua New Guinea

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The following books are all new, but are well out of print. Most have been stored in boxes for many years. There is generally only one copy available.

PLEASE NOTE: Many of the following titles have been sold, to PNG, recently. I will leave them listed here - enquire, and if I do not have a copy I will notify you by email.


AIDA Life and Ceremony of the Gogodala. $90
A.L.Crawford.
Hardcover, dust jacket, large format, full colour, 408 pages. An important work, the first photographic work of a single cultural group in PNG. The Gogodala number 10,000 and are lagoon dwellers in the flood plain of the Aramia River north of the Fly delta. The author is an ethnologist who lived in PNG from 1972.
CHUAVE POLITICS
Changing patterns of leadership in the Papua new Guinea Highlands. $8.00
Wayne Warry.
One of the Ploitical and Social Change Monograph series (#4). Softcover, 314 pages. Australian National University. 1987.

EASTERN PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Northern and Milne Bay Provinces.$8.00
David Holdsworth.
A 48-page coliur book, mainly colour photographs.

FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA.$8.00
David Holdsworth.
A 48-page coliur book on the Sepik region of PNG, mainly photographs.

FRANK HURLEY IN PAPUA. Photographs of the 1920-1923 Expeditions.
Jim Specht and John Fields. $80.00
Hardcover, dust jacket, 194 pages. Superb full page black and whitee prints. This is a valuable contribution to the history of PNG - "a unique record of the way of life unhindered by the white man's civilisation". Robert Brown and Associates, 1984.

GARDENS OF WAR. Life and Death in the New Guinea Stone Age. $25.00
Robert Gardner and Karl G. Heider. Introducction by Margaret Mead.
Andre Deutsch Ltd, 1968.
Hardcover, dust jacket, 182 pages, Well illustrated in colour and mono. Covers the Dugum Dani peoples of the Grand Valley of Baliem in the central highlands of western New Guinea. At the time they practiced ritual warfare, and were untouched by modern civilisation.

HEAD HUNTERS OF PAPUA $30.00
Tony Saulnier. A second-hand copy in excellent condition.
Hardcover, dust jacket, 306 pages, well llustrated in coliur and mono. Paul Hammlyn , London, 1963. On a journey into the heartland of Papua - quite an adventure.

INTRODUCTION TO SEPIK ART OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA $25.00
Gloria Stewart.
Hardcover, 68 pages. Garrick Press, 1972. Full colour plates of a wide range of masks, canoe shields, drums, flutes, ancestral figures, and pottery. An important reference.

KAIKAI ANIANI $30.00
A Guide to Bush Foods, Markets and Culinary Arts of Papua New Guinea.
R.J. May.
Hardcover, dustjacket, 192 pages, well illustrated in colour. Robert Brown and Associates, 1984. A very interesting book describing the foods of Papua New Guinea with many recipes.

KIAP. Australia's Patrol Ofices in Papua New Guinea. $60.00
James Sinclair.
Hardcover, dust jacket, a-4 size, 294 pages, fully illustrated. Another definitive work from the author who spent 27 years in PNG as a Kiap and administrator. A supern authoratitive, historic, work and an excellent read.
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LAND OF THE HULIS $25.00
Dietmar Plath and Gunter Hartung. Produced by Air Niugini, 1991.
A fine quality hardcover production with excellent colour plates, approx 80 pages.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The First 100 Years. $50.00
James Sinclair.
Hardcover, dust jacket, large format, 186 pages, full colour. Their is no better authority to write this historic text than James Sinclair who spent 27 years as a field officer in PNG. This exceptionally well illustrated book spans the period 1884 - 1984, from the time the colonial era formally began.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA $30.00
Ernst Loffler.
Hardcover, dust jacket, approx 160 pages, full colour plates. Hutchinson of Australia, 1979. A straighforward history of PNG, and current economy, people, settlements, political development physicaol environment and fauna. An excellent book.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. $40
James Siers.
Very large format, hardcover, dust jacket, 128 pages, full colour.
An excellent photographic essay of PNG. Millwood Press, 1981.

PARADISE TALES
A selection of stopries from Air Niugini's in-flight magazine. $25.00
Hardcover, dust jacket, 144 pages, full colour - very well presented. All articles are relevant to PNG of course - The Smoked Corpses of Aseki, Sepik Revisited, Equatorial Snow, Sanguma Magic - 42 articles in total. Robert Brown & Associates, 1986.

SEPIK DIARY $20.00
Frank Hodgkinson.
Large format, hardcover, dust jacket, about 120 pages (not numbered wopuld you believe!!). Reid Books, 1084. Text is in handwritten style, with coliur drawings and sketches.

TAIM BILONG MASTA.
The Australian Involvement with Papua New Guinea $25.00
Hank Nelson.
Softcover, 224 pages. Well illustrated in mono.
Based on the 24-part ABC Radio Series by Tim Bowden. Published by the ABC, 1982. Tells the story of Australians in PNG.

THE ARTIFACTS AND CRAFTS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA
A Guide for Buyers. $15.00
Prepared by the Handcrafts Development Branch of the PNG government; no date, possible mid 1980s. A4 size, 44 pages, full colour, many illustrations of artifacts. It appears to have been sold as a catalog. Prices are not included.

THE ARTS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA $25.00
James Sinclair.
Hardcover, dust jacket, approx 60 pages, full colour.
Includes body art. Robert Brown & Assoc. 1977.

THE SEPIK - Papuqa New Guinea. $8.00
David Holdsworth.
A 48-page coliur book on the Sepik region of PNG, mainly photographs.

VOLCANO TOWN. The 1937-43 Rabaul Eruptions. $25.00
R.W. Johnson and N.A. Threlfall.
Hardcover, dust jacket, 152 pages, well illustrated in mono. Very interesting and historic book, particularly in light of the more recent eruptions which have devastated the town. Robert Brown and Associates, 1985.

WINGS OF GOLD
How the Aeroplane Developed in New Guinea. $60.00
James Sinclair.
First published by Pacific Publications, 1978. This edition by Robert Brown & Assoc. 1983. Hardcover, dust jacket, 326 pages. The definitive work on the subject by an authority on PNG. Well illustrated in mono.
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ADAM WITH ARROWS. Inside New Guinea. $10.00
Colin Simpson.
Hardcover, no dust jacket, 238 pages, mono prints. Slight stain on front cover, otherwise good.
Angus and Ropbertson, 1954.

BEYOND THE VILLAGE.
Local politics in Madang, Papua New Guinea. $15.00
Second hand, perfect condition
Hardcover, 194 pages. Louise Morauta. Australian National University Press, 1974.

MEN AND BIRDS OF PARADISE
Journeys through Equatorial New Guinea. $20.00
A.J. Marshall.
Hardcover, no dust jacket, 298 pages, mono photographs. Good condition. William Heinemann Ltd, 1938.

NEW GUINEA DIARY $10.00
George H. Johnson.
Hardcover, no dust jacket, 260 pages. Angus & Roberston, 1943. Good condition. The author was a war correspondent who covered the early part of the Pacific War. Published before the defeat of Japan.

PATROL INTO YESTERDAY. My New Guinea Years. $30.00
J.K.McCarthy.
Hardcover, dust jacket, 252 pages. Excellent condition.
The author spent forty years in administration in PNG, and was responsible for the rescue of many hundreds of Australian troops and civilians when the Japanese invaded Rabaul in 1942.

SOMEWHERE IN NEW GUINEA $10.00
Frank Clune.
Hardcover, repaired dust jacket, 356 pages. Angus and roberston, 1951.
Tales of the men and women of New Guinea by one of Australia's most respected authors.

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Hostages to Freedom, The Fall of Rabaul

Claimed as the definitive work on the invasion of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea in January 1942, and the subsequent events that led to the bombing of the harbour, Hostages to Freedom - The Fall of Rabaul is one of the most comprehensive books on World War 2.

The book documents the invasion and futile attempt to ward off the 20,000 Japanese invasion force, the escape of only 400 out of an Australian garrison of 1400, and the horrific Tol Massacre. It tells of MacArthur's initial desire to invade, and then to bypass Rabaul, prefering to bomb the Japanese stronghold into isolation and ineffectiveness. As a result, over fifty ships and aircraft went to the bottom of the harbour.

Chapters are devoted to identification and diving the shipwrecks in the harbour, and aircraft wrecks in the vicinity and elsewhere in New Britain and New Guinea. A significant section covers the post-war salvage of ships, aircraft and war surplus. The life of the Japanese on the island, and the Australian, British, American, Chinese, and Indian prisoners of war is detailed from first-hand accounts. Only one Australian military POW survived.

The Coastwatchers, and guerilla warfare is included. Little wonder that the book takes up nearly six hundred large-format pages. This is truly a remarkable book and has been exceptionally well reviewed. The author has relied on personal narratives and flirst-hand accounts that took three years to collect, with contributions from Australia, Britain, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Japan. Whereas it is predominantly a war history, it is also one of the most thorough publications documenting the loss of ships and aircraft in World War 2.

Hardcover, large format, dust jacket, 598 pages,
gloss art paper, maps, charts, 560 photographs, extensive
appendix, index and bibliography.....$120.00 (Australian dollars)
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SYNOPSIS - HOSTAGES TO FREEDOM

This is not a pleasant story. It is not complimentary to the Japanese military, nor to Canberra politicians. It tells of atrocities and bureaucratic bungling that left over one thousand Australians dead. Yet within these pages are men like McCarthy, Cook, Lerew, Field, Morgan, Scharmach, Holland, Hewett, Metzler and hundreds of others who demonstrated the true courage and determination of Australians, Americans, Brits, Kiwis, Chinese and the indigenouspeople of New Britain during the Pacific War.
In many respects it is a proud book, highlighting the incredible feats of nearly fourteen hundred soldiers left to defend the indefensible against the might of the Japanese war machine. Abandoned by the Australian command against an inevitable invasion, they fought and ran. The inhospitable New Britain jungle took its toll - the Japanese did the rest. At Wide Bay, over 150 young Australians were lined up and slaughtered. Many more were captured and sent to Japan as prisoners of war. Most did not make it - an American submarine saw to that. Of the original garrison of some 1400 men, only four hundred would see Australia again. Some would return to New Guinea - brave Australian 'coast-watchers' concealed within miles of Japanese-held posts rescued allied airmen and reported military activity.

During three and a half years of Japanese occupation, hundreds of kilometres of tunnels were dug into the volcanic soil surrounding Rabaul. The Japanese burrowed in whilst American Flying Fortress bombers and Australian Catalinas and Beaufighters bombed the harbour into useless isolation. Rabaul was hell in paradise.

Peace came for the interned missionaries, the remaining prisoners of war, the Tolai natives and indeed the Japanese themselves in August 1945. Many of the original residents would never return. Rabaul and its magnificent harbour were a shambles. On the seabed lay some fifty ships. Those in shallow water became easy prey to Australian and Japanese salvaging non-ferrous metals.

Taking enormous risks, huge propellers were lifted from 250-ft. The sea exploded in flames when aviation gas ignited from ruptured fuel tanks. Men died in their quest for the spoils of war. Rabaul harbour lay peaceful for fifty years. Residents feared the mighty eruptions of 1937 would repeat themselves. But nature does not announce her call.

In September 1994 the volcanoes of Rabaul erupted with little warning. Rabaul will rise from the ashes once again, but the town will never be the same.
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AUTHOR'S NOTES ABOUT THE BOOK

As the foregoing descriptive text indicates, Hostages to Freedom - The Fall of Rabaul is predominantly about the importance of Rabaul in the Second World War. Although there has been many books written about Rabaul since the Japanese invasion in January 1942, no book has managed to cover the complete picture - the landing of the Australian Lark Force garrison in 1941, the pre-invasion bombing of Rabaul, the invasion and defence of the region, Australian soldiers and civilians on the run, the Tol massacre, the incredible escapes of some six hundred soldiers and civilians, the loss of soldiers on the Montevideo Maru, the incredible Reverend Father Scharmach and the plight of the missionaries, the Japanese occupation of Rabaul and the construction of over three hundred kilometres of tunnels, the bombing and isolation of the Japanese garrison, the enemy operations from Rabaul such as the Battle of the Bismarck Sea, the suffering of American, British, and one Australian prisoner, the subsequent surrender by the Japanese and the occupation by Australian forces once again, the render-mines-safe program, the salvage of shipping by Royal Australian Navy and Commonwealth Marine Salvage Board vessels, commercial salvage operators and enthusiastic amateurs, the ships and aircraft still visible in the Gazelle Peninsula region.
This is not a history book, yet it concerns itself with history. I have avoided writing in 'text-book' style, and relie greatly on personal narratives and first-hand accounts. The result is an easily read book which emphasises interest, yet not at the expense of facts. Considerable use is made of end-chapter notes where specific details, which otherwise would have affected the readability of the main text, are included.

Over three hundred photographs are, many of these quite rare and never before published. Most photographs are printed in mono (black & white). I have located private and government files in the U.S.A. and Australia, and have included material from the files of the U.S.National Archives, United States Naval Institute, Australian War Memorial, LaTrobe Library, Mitchell Library, Australian Archives (Melbourne and Canberra), (Japanese) National Institute for Defence Studies, Burns Philp Archives, and a number of private collections from Japan and Australia. Rare Pacific war photographs, commercial salvage operations, and more recent underwater and terrestrial photographs are also included; photographs and maps are an integral part of the final production.
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CHAPTER DETAILS - HOSTAGES TO FREEDOM

Foreword - Introduction.
Chapter 1 - Pre-War Rabaul. Brief history of Rabaul, World War 1, the loss of the submarine AE1, the 1937 eruptions, general life in Rabaul, Chinese immigration.
Chapter 2 - Softening Up. Build up of Japanese interest in South-East Asia, and entry into WW 2. Initial pre-invasion bombing of Rabaul, and the loss of RAAF defence.
Chapter 3 - Invasion. The Japanese invasion of Rabaul and defence by Lark Force. The 'every man for himself' order and the retreat into the jungles of New Britain.
Chapter 4 - Massacre and Misery. The escapes of some six hundred military personnel and civilians over various routes. The Tol massacre. McCarthy, Holland and Harry's efforts.
Chapter 5 - Japanese Occupation. The Japanese tunnel into the Gazelle Peninsula. Garrison life for the Japanese and the natives. Comfort Women. Building of the tunnel system. Japanese impressions.
Chapter 6 - The Tolai . The indigenous people of New Britain, and their part in the Pacific War. Administration by the Japanese; brutality and loyalty.
Chapter 7 - Battle Stations. Battle of the Bismarck Sea, Battle of the Coral Sea. Other enemy actions from Rabaul.
Chapter 8 - Operation Cartwheel. The bombing of Rabaul by United States, Australian and New Zealand land and sea forces, resulting in total isolation of the garrison.
Captain 9 - Ferdinand . The Allied Intelligence Bureau operations in New Britain. Rescue of allied airmen.
Chapter 10 - Prisoners. Prisoners of war in Rabaul - the British, the Americans (and one Aussie), the Fathers and Nuns, and civilians. Controversy of the Montevideo Maru.
Chapter 11 - Peace. Peace and Repatriation Japanese surrender and the subsequent occupation of Rabaul by Australian forces. War crimes and treatment of natives and Chinese.
Chapter 12 - Salvage. Land salvage and post-war clean-up. The salvage of Japanese shipping by the RAN, and Commonwealth Marine Salvage Board, followed by Japanese and Australian commercial and amateur interests.
Chapter 13 - A Maru or Two. The end result - Japanese shipping on the bottom of Simpson Harbour.
Chapter 14 - Pete & Kate & Claude & Mavis. Japanese and allied aircraft in New Britain - wrecked aircraft. Chapter 15 - Rabaul Remembered. As it is now - memories of the people. War monuments and return of Lark Force Association to Rabaul.
Appendix 1 - List of Shipping and Wrecks. Comprehensive listing of all Japanese losses.
Appendix 2 - Japanese Customs. Includes the meaning of Banzai and Bushido.
Appendix 3 - Calendar of events.
Appendix 4 - Proclamations. Those issued by the Japanese to the local people.
Appendix 5 - Abbreviations and Terminology.
Appendix 6 - Aircraft. Technical information on allied and Japanese aircraft.
Appendix 7 - Commonwealth Marine Salvage Board.
Appendix 8 - The Cast. Further details on individuals who played a role in Rabaul.
References and Bibliography. Includes a full listing of references used in the text, and other reading material.
Acknowledgments.
The Author.
Index. Four-part comprehensive index on General Subject matter, Military Units, Ships and Personnel.
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ISBN 0 646 24124 9

Large format - A4 size (297mm x 210mm). Hardcover - Full colour 130 gsm Gloss Art cover jacket over gold-blocked front and spine of case. 592 pages plus endpaper (Japanese map of Rabaul region). Quality 115 gsm Gloss Art Paper. 561 photographs. 24 maps and diagrams. Fully produced and printed in Australia.

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THE AUTHOR

Peter John Stone was born during World War 2 and hence regards his life as being fortunate in that he did not have to experience the trauma of war, being too young to remember Korea, and too old to fight in Vietnam. He has visited Rabaul many times over the past ten years and has a genuine appreciation and understanding of the subject matter presented. Based now in the rural Gippsland region of eastern Victoria, the author is a photographer and writer, publisher, and book dealer. For the past twenty years he has, as a photographer and writer, contributed hundreds of articles, with photographs, to travel magazines, airline magazines, general magazines, and specialist sporting magazines.

It is important to stress the dedication of the author in researching the subject and preparing the final manuscript. Although much of the war material is of public record, and accessible through the official war histories and unofficial war related texts, the majority of the material is based on primary research through personal interviews, personal documents and narratives, and archival material not previously published.

The response from authorities in their specific field has been most encouraging, including members of the 2/22nd Battalion, private citizens, and salvage operators. Some material has also been received from authorities in Japan. Over one hundred persons, including those involved with libraries, research institutes, and archives, have assisted with the preparation of the book. Nearly three hundred specific references are tabled in the book, with an extensive cross-reference to the source of most of the original material.
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REVIEWS AND COMMENT - WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT

Mufti (review by Fred Field, Captain (Ret). 2/22nd Battalion). Peter Stone, the author and publisher of this excellent 590 page book must be congratulated not only for his easy wtiting style but for his great perception of a most important period of the ASustralian and her allies participation, particularly with the Japanese in New Britain during the 1941-45 period of the war. His extensive research backed with some 560 photographs and maps covers such a wealth of information all presented with such understanding makes fascinating reading, and covers so much detail of this period of hostilities of which so little has ben told, and is a great contribution to the history of the period. Being an ex-member of the 2/22nd Battalion, I am amazed at the detail that has gone into every chapter, and just relive again the period on reading the personal experiences and narratives from some of our members, records that would have been lost to posterity, and to know at last that truth has been recorded in history. It is a story that should be read by all.
The Australian (review by James Murray, 25/4/96). (After an extensive feature detailing the events in Rabaul as per the book). Hostages to Freedom is an exhaustive work of impressive research.

Vetaffairs (review by Don Hook, March 1996). Peter Stone's Hostages to Freedom is not the first book about the fall of Rabaul but it certainly is the most comprehensive. As Stone says, it is not a pleasant story. Nor is it complimentary to the japanese military or the politicians in Canberra. The well-illustrated book - there are more than 300 photographs many of which have never been published - relies greatly on personal narrative. (Actually 561 photographs and many maps).

Una Voce Newsletter - Editorial Comment (Doug Parrish, Editor). It is an extraordinary book.... he has chronicled the inexcuseable blunders of the Australian government in not evacuating non-indigenous residents (including Chinese), not fortifying Rabaul..., and making no provision for the safe withdrawal of the pitifully few Australian troops pitted against the Japanese hordes. He has told delicately and with empathy the sufferings of the races imprisoned by the Japanese, the bravery of the Tolai in assisting Australian coastwatchers and the quiet dignity of missionaries who risked their lives daily to help the sick and the frightened. This is a book to be savoured, page by page.... it is a must.

The Journal of the Royal Artllery, London. (Review by Alf Baker, British ex-POW Rabaul) (Describes the book, its wide range of subjects, mensions a few spelling errors, then comments. I am very pleased to have a copy which will be a very important part of my Far East Prisoner of War library. For me it has been a very good buy.

Greg Knight, Co-author of Milne Bay 1942. Step-father was in Rabaul Fortress Signals. I have just finished reading your book Hostages to Freedom. I found it to be the most interesting and comprehensive work on any papua and/or New Guinea Campaign yet written. Fantastic. Congratulations, an excellent historical record. I am very aware of what it must have taken to produce such a first-class record of a little known part of our history.

Doug Aplin, 2/22nd Battalion. Author of "Rabaul 1942". I too enjoyd every bit of it and am amazed at the depth of your research.

Jack Riddell, RAAF Flight Engineer, author of 'Catalina Squadrons'. Congratulations on your book! It will at last give some overdue publicity to the people who were placed in jeopardy in defence of Rabaul by a Government who seemed to have no idea of what to do..... you have provided answers to many of the questions that have been unanswered over the years. My best wishes for the success of your very fine publication.
Alf Baker, British POW in Rabaul, author of 'What Price Bushido'. I want to congratulate you on what you have achieved, it reads very well. The presentation of the book is excellent. So very well done, and I do hope you have a great success with it. it deserves a very wide readership. It gives a lesson that politicians and military leaders ignore at their peril.

Joseph P. Nason, Attorney at law, USA. Ex US pilot, POW in Rabaul. Author of "Horio! You Next Die" The book, which I consider the definitive history of the Rabaul area during WW2, is superb. I congratulate you on a job well done and as a writer myself, I have some small appreciation of the immense amount of work which was entailed in such a big project. Congratulations. I hope you reap some rewards for your valiant efforts on behalf of those who spent so many hellish days in New Britain. The best of luck, and keep in touch.

Dr. Peter Cahill, University of Queensland. The book is fantastic! Very very impressed with the finished product. I feel privileged to have been associated with it. I am pushing it here in the History Department as essential reading in the South Pacific History and Foreign Relations courses. Congratulations on a magnificent effort - you must be very proud.

Lt-Colonel (ret) Ken Shave, Sydney. On HMS Glory at the surrender. I must write to you and say what a magnificent publication it is. The detail and coverage is quite remaarkable - I cannot think of any other war history which ccomes near it as far as detail is concerned. It is a truly splendid effort and a work of great dedication. Congratulations on a really first class job.
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