Register of the H. K. (Hal) Colebatch Papers MSS 40

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Descriptive Summary

Title: H. K. (Hal) Colebatch Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 40
Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 6.2 Linear feet (16 archives boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1967 - 1976
Abstract: Papers of Hal Colebatch, an Australian political scientist who taught in Papua New Guinea in the late 1960s and 1970s and became involved in the independence and development of that country. The materials consist largely of subject files and unpublished writings by others. Included in the subject files are materials relating to the Rural Improvement Program in Papua New Guinea -- a program studied by Colebatch in the mid-1970s. Also included in the collection are Colebatch's diaries of 1968; and diaries of candidates in the 1968 provincial elections in Papua New Guinea, collected by Colebatch's wife Peta.
Creator: Colebatch, H. K., (Hal K.)

Scope and Content of Collection

Accession Processed in 1988
The H. K. Colebatch Papers consist largely of subject files and unpublished writings of others. Most of the materials date from the 1970s and concern Colebatch's activities in Papua New Guinea, with especial emphasis on the Rural Improvement Program. The papers provide documentation on many aspects of Papua New Guinea's transition from territorial status to independent statehood.
The collection is organized into six series: 1) SUBJECT FILES, 2) TEACHING MATERIALS, 3) CLIPPINGS AND REPRINTS, 4) DIARIES OF HAL COLEBATCH, 5) PETA COLEBATCH MATERIALS, and 6) WRITINGS OF OTHERS.
The SUBJECT FILES include notes by Colebatch, original writings on a given subject, and writings by others. The largest group of files are those relating to the Rural Improvement Program. The TEACHING MATERIALS relate largely to Colebatch's work at the Administrative College of Papua New Guinea.
The collection includes many files relating to the 1968 elections for the Papua New Guinea representative assembly. The essays of high school students, within the TEACHING MATERIALS series, were collected by Colebatch as evidence of the perceptions toward representative government in the elections. The DIARIES, written in 1968, concern Colebatch's involvement in studying the election process in the Western Highlands. Also related to the elections are the PETA COLEBATCH MATERIALS, which include diaries kept by candidates and collected by Mrs. Colebatch.
The WRITINGS OF OTHERS cover a wide variety of topics, but most concern political and social issues in Papua New Guinea. More detailed citations for these writings can be found in the Accession List of Unpublished Materials, University of California, San Diego, Melanesian Studies Resource Center (shelved in Special Collections Ref. I, Pacific/Voyages). These citations are listed alphabetically by author in the Accessions List.

Biography

Dr. Hal K. Colebatch, Australian political scientist, has been actively involved with the independence and development of Papua New Guinea, especially during the 1970s. Colebatch received his education in Australia and Britain. He graduated with honors from the University of Melbourne and earned a master's degree from La Trobe University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Sussex, England, in 1974.
In 1968, while serving as a Senior Tutor in Politics at La Trobe University, Colebatch became involved in the process of independence taking place in Papua New Guinea (PNG). He moved to PNG the following year and took a position as Lecturer in External Studies at the Administrative College of Papua New Guinea in Waigami. During his two-year appointment at the College, Colebatch and his wife Peta took an active interest in the 1968 elections for the PNG House of Assembly. Their research focused on the area of the Western Highlands, and they summarized their studies in a chapter written jointly with Marie Reay and A.J. Strathern.
In 1971 Colebatch received a United Kingdom Postgraduate Scholarship to study at the University of Sussex. There he took an interest in the problems of development in the Third World, with a special focus on Kenya. His dissertation was titled "Local Services and Governmental Process in Kenya," and he was awarded a Ph.D. from Sussex in 1974. That year Colebatch returned to the Administrative College of Papua New Guinea, where he became a Senior Lecturer in Administrative Studies. In February of 1975 he served as a consultant to the Royal Commission on Australian Government Administration. From 1976 to 1978 he held the post of Senior Research Fellow at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Applied Social and Economic Research. Much of Colebatch's research and teaching at this time was focused on the Rural Improvement Program of Papua New Guinea, and he discussed in numerous articles the problems and accomplishments of the program.
Colebatch returned to Australia in 1978. In May of that year he became a Senior Lecturer in Politics at Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education, and the following year he took the additional post of Head of the Department of Administrative, Social and Political Studies. He continues in these positions at present.

Preferred Citation

H. K. (Hal) Colebatch Papers, MSS 40. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

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Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Colebatch, Peta
Papua New Guinea. House of Assembly.
Diaries--20th century.
Oceania
Papua New Guinea -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements
Papua New Guinea -- Politics and government -- To 1975
Papua New Guinea -- Social conditions
Rural development -- Papua New Guinea

 

SUBJECT FILES

Box 1, Folder 1

Administrative Change

Box 1, Folder 2

Agreement of National Government, North Salomon, Bougainville

Box 1, Folder 3

Australian Exempt Employees Association North Salomon

Box 1, Folder 4

Bougainville Governmental Structures

Box 1, Folder 5

Budget Planning Financial Organization Surveys 1975-1978

Box 1, Folder 6

Cabinet Submission 1975

Box 1, Folder 7

Central National Planning Office

Box 1, Folder 8

Data Storage and Usage at Provincial Level

Box 1, Folder 9

Department of Agriculture, Stocks, Fisheries

Box 1, Folder 10

Elections - Various districts

Box 1, Folder 11

Expatriates - Questionnaires

Box 1, Folder 12

Governmental Structures P.N.G.

Box 2, Folder 1

Housing - Financing seminars

Box 2, Folder 2

Income Principles

Box 2, Folder 3

Incomplete papers, subjects undeterminate

Box 2, Folder 4

Local Government

Box 2, Folder 5

Minimum Wageboard Hearings

Box 2, Folder 6

New Guinea in Transition

Box 2, Folder 7

Papers - Proposals, various subjects

Box 2, Folder 8

Plantation Takeovers

Box 2, Folder 9

Policymaking for Rural Development

Box 2, Folder 10

Presentations 1966

Box 2, Folder 11

Problems of Transfer of Power

Box 2, Folder 12

Provincial Government, Legal Instruments Press Statements

Box 2, Folder 13

Provincial Government - Meeting D.L.G.O.

Box 3, Folder 1

Provincial Government Workshop - Rabaul

Box 3, Folder 2

Public Order - Definitions - Concepts

Box 3, Folder 3

Public Service Restructuring

Box 3, Folder 4

Regional Voting

Box 3, Folder 5

Regulations - Preparatory

 

Rural Improvement Program (RIP)

Box 3, Folder 6-10

Allocations- General, 1974/75-1977/78(A)

Box 4, Folder 1

Allocations- General, 1977/78(B)

Box 4, Folder 2

Allocations- Rank Order, 1974-1977

Box 4, Folder 3

Allocations - Districts, 1969-1974 (Gulf)

Box 4, Folder 4

Case Studies

Box 4, Folder 5

Column Data Card Layout

Box 4, Folder 6

Computer Sheets - Program Notes

Box 4, Folder 7

Controls

Box 4, Folder 8

Decision Making

Box 4, Folder 9-12

Districts, 1969-1974

Box 4, Folder 13

District Coordinates

Box 4, Folder 14

Evaluation and Review

Box 4, Folder 15

Field Project Reports and Research

Box 5, Folder 1

Fortram Program

Box 5, Folder 2

Gulf

Box 5, Folder 3

Impact

Box 5, Folder 4

Kenya Rural Development Report

Box 5, Folder 5-6

Local Government Assessment

Box 5, Folder 7

Local Participation

Box 5, Folder 8

Means and Standards - Individual Grants

Box 5, Folder 9-10

Miscellaneous, A-B

Box 6, Folder 1

NBC Conference Release

Box 6, Folder 2

New Britain

Box 6, Folder 3

Policy Statement

Box 6, Folder 4

Press Clippings

Box 6, Folder 5

Project Selection

Box 6, Folder 6

Provinces - Surveys 1968-1969

Box 6, Folder 7

Publicity - Radios - Addresses

Box 6, Folder 8

Seminar Notes

Box 6, Folder 9

Statistics and Work Programs

Box 6, Folder 10

Studies

Box 6, Folder 11

Summary

Box 6, Folder 12

Univac Program

Box 6, Folder 13

Southern Highlands - Notes

Box 6, Folder 14

Southern Highland Project

Box 7, Folder 1

Submission to Morgan Commission

Box 7, Folder 2

Territorial Government

Box 7, Folder 3

Transfer of Executive Power

Box 7, Folder 4

Village Government and Structures

Box 7, Folder 5

Village Survey

 

TEACHING MATERIALS

Box 7, Folder 6

Administrative College course material

Box 7, Folder 7

Bibliographies

Box 7, Folder 8

Examination papers

Box 8, Folder 1

High School enrollment statistics

Box 8, Folder 2

Papers and seminars on education

Box 8, Folder 3-4

Planning for Rural Development Course

Box 8, Folder 5

Seminars and guidelines

Box 8, Folder 6

Saint Paul Lutheran High School tests

Box 8, Folder 7

School-level problems

Box 8, Folder 8

Student reports - Primary and secondary

 

CLIPPINGS AND REPRINTS

Box 8, Folder 9

Bouganville

Box 8, Folder 10

Local Government 1973-1975

Box 8, Folder 11

Provincial Government

Box 8, Folder 12

Miscellaneous 1972-1976 - Part 1

Box 9, Folder 1

Miscellaneous 1972-1976 - Part 2

Box 9, Folder 2

Reprints - Journals and magazines

 

DIARIES OF HAL COLEBATCH

Box 9, Folder 3-4

Diaries 1968

 

PETA COLEBATCH MATERIALS

 

Pre-electorial surveys -- Diaries of candidates

Box 9, Folder 5

Diaries in bound exercise books

Box 10, Folder 1

Loose-leaf diary

Box 10, Folder 2

Election forms

Box 10, Folder 3

Mailings - Election reports

Box 10, Folder 4

Tape scripts

Box 10, Folder 5

Voting analysis

 

WRITINGS BY OTHERS

Box 11, Folder 1

Adams, Robert

Box 11, Folder 2

Agard, John

Box 11, Folder 3

Allardt, E

Box 11, Folder 4

Allen, Bryant

Box 11, Folder 5

Allen, Mary

Box 11, Folder 6

Amarshi, Azeem

Box 11, Folder 7

Anderson, Kym

Box 11, Folder 8

Arkadie, Bryan Van

Box 11, Folder 9

Australian Trust Territory

Box 11, Folder 10

Ballard, J.R

Box 11, Folder 11

Bank of Papua New Guinea

Box 11, Folder 12

Barbalet, M.J

Box 11, Folder 13

Barnett, T.E

Box 11, Folder 14

Barnett, Toni

Box 11, Folder 15

Bayne, Peter

Box 11, Folder 16

Beatty, David

Box 11, Folder 17

Beatty Rerport-C P O

Box 11, Folder 18

Beckford, G.L

Box 11, Folder 19

Belshaw, Deryke

Box 11, Folder 20

Bown, Lalago

Box 11, Folder 21

Brookfield, Harold

Box 11, Folder 22

Bryant, J.J

Box 11, Folder 23

Buchanan, K

Box 11, Folder 24

Campbell, J

Box 11, Folder 25

Castley, R.J

Box 11, Folder 26

Champion, Randell

Box 11, Folder 27

Chan, Julius

Box 11, Folder 28

Connell, Julius

Box 11, Folder 29

Conroy, J.D

Box 12, Folder 1

Conroy, John

Box 12, Folder 2

Conyers, Diane

Box 12, Folder 3

Copeland, S

Box 12, Folder 4

Crossfield, Len

Box 12, Folder 5

Cuervo, Ramon F., Jr

Box 12, Folder 6

Cunnungham, A.R

Box 12, Folder 7

Curley, P.M

Box 12, Folder 8

Curtain, Richard

Box 12, Folder 9

Derhan, David

Box 12, Folder 10

Dick, Gordon

Box 12, Folder 11

Dixon, R.J

Box 12, Folder 12

Donaldson, Mike and Good, Kenneth

Box 12, Folder 13

Doulman, David

Box 12, Folder 14

Dove, J.C

Box 12, Folder 15

Dufty, Norman

Box 12, Folder 16

Dzia - Suwena

Box 12, Folder 17

Ede, B.R

Box 12, Folder 18

Evans, Martin

Box 12, Folder 19

Fink, Ruth

Box 12, Folder 20

Fitzpatrick, Peter

Box 12, Folder 21

Fleckenstein, F.W. von

Box 12, Folder 22

Freund, Donald

Box 12, Folder 23

Garnaut, Ross

Box 12, Folder 24

Gerritsen, Rolf

Box 12, Folder 25

Gipey, Gomi J

Box 13, Folder 1

Gluck, Russell

Box 13, Folder 2

Good, Kenneth

Box 13, Folder 3

Goode, Christine

Box 13, Folder 4

Goodger, D.R

Box 13, Folder 5

Grosart, Jan

Box 13, Folder 6

Guise, John

Box 13, Folder 7

Gumasa, Adira

Box 13, Folder 8

Gupta, D.B

Box 13, Folder 9

Harris, G.I

Box 13, Folder 10

Hasluck, Paul

Box 13, Folder 11

Healey, L.R

Box 13, Folder 12

Hegarty, David

Box 13, Folder 13

Hemmes, Rosemary

Box 13, Folder 14

Herlihi, John

Box 13, Folder 15

Hiatt, R.A

Box 13, Folder 16

Hill, R.C

Box 13, Folder 17

Hinchliffe, Keith

Box 13, Folder 18

Holloway, B

Box 13, Folder 19

Horn, John R

Box 13, Folder 20

Howlett, Diana

Box 13, Folder 21

Hoyle, A

Box 13, Folder 22

Isaac, J.E

Box 13, Folder 23

Jackson, Keith

Box 14, Folder 1

Kavo, Peter

Box 14, Folder 2

Kavop, Jerry

Box 14, Folder 3

Lam, N.V

Box 14, Folder 4

Langmore, John V

Box 14, Folder 5

Leadley, A

Box 14, Folder 6

Lederman, W.R

Box 14, Folder 7

Lepami, Charles

Box 14, Folder 8

Local Government

Box 14, Folder 9

Los, Kubulan

Box 14, Folder 10

Maddock, J

Box 14, Folder 11

Makis Ephraim

Box 14, Folder 12

Martin, R.M

Box 14, Folder 13

McAuley, J.P

Box 14, Folder 14

McGee, T.G

Box 14, Folder 15

McKillop

Box 14, Folder 16

Mendano, D

Box 14, Folder 17

Munnull, J.P

Box 14, Folder 18

Nelson, H

Box 14, Folder 19

Nguna, Paulings

Box 14, Folder 20

Nichols, Dennis

Box 14, Folder 21

Oala-Rarua, Oala

Box 14, Folder 22

O'Collins, E. Maev

Box 14, Folder 23

Okuk, Imbakey

Box 14, Folder 24

Oostermeyer, William J

Box 14, Folder 25

Oram, N.D

Box 15, Folder 1

Paleu, C

Box 15, Folder 2

Papua New Guinea. Viles Kot Sekretariat

Box 15, Folder 3

Parker, R.S

Box 15, Folder 4

Paterson, John

Box 15, Folder 5

Pearse, R

Box 15, Folder 6

Philipp, Norman

Box 15, Folder 7

Plant, H.T

Box 15, Folder 8

Ploeg, A

Box 15, Folder 9

Radford, Anthony J

Box 15, Folder 10

Robinson, Neville

Box 15, Folder 11

Ross, Anthony, I. Clunies

Box 15, Folder 12

Rowley, C.D

Box 15, Folder 13

Ryan, D'Arcy

Box 15, Folder 14

Samana, Utula

Box 15, Folder 15

Sapule, S.G

Box 15, Folder 16

Schaffer, Bernard

Box 15, Folder 17

Schwimmer, Eric

Box 15, Folder 18

Scrivenas, M.A

Box 15, Folder 19

Shand, R.T

Box 15, Folder 20

Simpson, G

Box 15, Folder 21

Simpson, S. Rowton

Box 15, Folder 22

Sinclair, Alex

Box 15, Folder 23

Somare, Michael T

Box 15, Folder 24

Standish, Bill

Box 15, Folder 25

Strathern, Andrew

Box 16, Folder 1

Stretton, Allan

Box 16, Folder 2

Tavial, Aisea

Box 16, Folder 3

Thompson, Mitch

Box 16, Folder 4

Thurect, R

Box 16, Folder 5

Togolo, Mel

Box 16, Folder 6

Tomasetti, W.E

Box 16, Folder 7

Tombon, John

Box 16, Folder 8

Tordoff, L. and Watts, L

Box 16, Folder 9

Ulka, Joe Imbo

Box 16, Folder 10

Uyassi, Munari and Martin, Jennig

Box 16, Folder 11

Vele, Moreneg

Box 16, Folder 12

Waddell, J.B.E

Box 16, Folder 13

Waddell, Robert

Box 16, Folder 14

Ward, Allan D

Box 16, Folder 15

Watson, Lepani

Box 16, Folder 16

Watts, John

Box 16, Folder 17

Willesec, Don

Box 16, Folder 18

Willamson, P.G

Box 16, Folder 19

Wooten, J.H

Box 16, Folder 20

Yaman, Casper