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dc.contributor.authorNelson, Hank
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-21 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T13:59:11Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T13:59:11Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier616883
dc.identifierOCN: 1030813898en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32135
dc.description.abstractAustralian goldminers were among the first white men to have sustained contact with Papua New Guineans. Some Papua New Guineans welcomed them, worked for them, traded with them and learnt their skills and soon were mining on their own account. Others met them with hostility, either by direct confrontation or by stealthy ambush. Many of the indigenous people and some miners were killed. The miners were dependent on the local people for labourers, guides, producers of food and women. Some women lived willingly in the miners’ camps, a few were legally married, and some were raped. Working conditions for Papua New Guineans on the claims were mixed; some being well treated by the miners, others being poorly housed and fed, ill-treated, and subject to devastating epidemics. Conditions were rough, not only for them but for the diggers too. This book, republished in its original format, shows the differences in the experience of various Papua New Guinean communities which encountered the miners and tries to explain these differences. It is a graphic description of what happens when people from vastly different cultures meet. The author has drawn on documentary sources and interviews with the local people to produce, for the first time, a lively history.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1M Australasia, Oceania & other land areas::1MB Australasia::1MBF Australia
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1M Australasia, Oceania & other land areas::1MK Oceania::1MKL Melanesia::1MKLP Papua New Guinea
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTB Social & cultural history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTQ Colonialism & imperialism
dc.subject.otheraustralia
dc.subject.othergold mining
dc.subject.otherpapua new guinea
dc.subject.othersocial history
dc.subject.otherBinandere language
dc.subject.otherHMPNGS Lakekamu
dc.subject.otherMisima Island
dc.subject.otherPort Moresby
dc.titleBlack, White and Gold. Goldmining in Papua New Guinea 1878–1930
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_616883
oapen.relation.isPublishedByddc8cc3f-dd57-40ef-b8d5-06f839686b71
oapen.relation.isbn9781921934339
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Binandere language - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binandere_language; HMPNGS Lakekamu - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMPNGS_Lakekamu; Misima Island - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misima_Island; New Guinea - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Guinea; Port Moresby - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Moresby
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