Register of the Christopher Ashton Audiorecordings MSS 149

Finding aid prepared by Mandeville Special Collections Library
Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Copyright 2005

Descriptive Summary

Title: Christopher Ashton Audiorecordings
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 149
Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 Linear feet 23 cassette audiorecordings
Date (inclusive): 1972 - 1975
Abstract: Twenty-three cassette audiorecordings of radio interviews and documentaries made by Christopher Ashton in Papua New Guinea between 1972 and 1975.
Creator: Ashton, C.P.M., (Christopher Philip Macken)

Scope and Content of Collection

The Christopher Ashton Audiorecordings contain interviews and documentaries recorded between 1972 and 1975 in Papua New Guinea. The cassette audiorecordings are arranged in numeric order.


Christopher Philip Mackenzie Ashton, writer and journalist, received his bachelor's degree in social anthropology from Trinity College, Oxford University, in 1968. During his long residency in Papua New Guinea, he wrote for the PACIFIC ISLANDS MONTHLY and produced radio documentaries and interviews with prominent Papua New Guineans.

Preferred Citation

Christopher Ashton Audiorecordings, MSS 0149. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Acquisition Information

Not Available



Subjects and Indexing Terms

Archer, Fred
Bodger, John
Cole, Tom
Fox, Jack
Goave, James
Gridland, Paul
Heath, Bertei
Jackman, Harry H.
Milthroh, Frank
Parao, Anton
Sinclair, Jim
Wedaka, Alice
Yanke, Rudolf
Anthropology--Papua New Guinea
Art, Papua New Guinean
Chinese--Papua New Guinea--History
Copper mines and mining--Papua New Guinea--Bougainville Island
Development banks--Papua New Guinea
Ethnology--Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea -- Drama
Papua New Guinea -- Poetry
Papua New Guinea -- Social life and customs



Box 1, Folder 1

Tape 1 - Side A: Talking with Margaret Mead, Interview. Side B: Teacher on a Third World Campus (Academics at the University of Papua New Guinea) 1974

Box 1, Folder 2

Tape 2 - Side A: History of PNG: Taim Bipo Tru, Part I, 1973. Side B: History of PNG: Kokoda, Kiaps and Constitution

Box 1, Folder 3

Tape 3 - Side A: The Sword and the State: The Story of the PNG Defense Force - Part I. Side B: The Sword and the State: The Story of the PNG Defense Force - Part II 1972

Box 1, Folder 4

Tape 4 - Side A: Return of the Rising Sun: The Japanese Government Presence in PNG 1973

Box 1, Folder 5

Tape 5 - Side A: The Other Expatriates: The Chinese of PNG, 1974. Side B: White Masters, Black Masters

Box 1, Folder 6

Tape 6 - Side A: Talking with Jack Fox, Interview. Side B: Poets and Playwriters 1975

Box 1, Folder 7

Tape 7 - Side A: Talking with Anton Parao. Side B: Kennecott Ok Tedi Copper Project 1972

Box 1, Folder 8

Tape 8 - Side A: Look Back at Hunger: Famine in the Western Highlands 1973

Box 1, Folder 9

Tape 9 - Side A: The Review of the Year 1972. Broadcast January 1, 1973

Box 1, Folder 10

Tape 10 - Side A: The Outside Man: Interview with Jim Sinclair. Side B: Talking with Alice Wedaka

Box 1, Folder 11

Tape 11 - Side A: Looking at China with Luther Dung and Tony Voutas. Side B: The Forgotten Islands and the Motorina Cult

Box 1, Folder 12

Tape 12 - Side A: Living with the Sun: Talking with Tom Cole. Side B: Talking with Fred Archer

Box 1, Folder 13

Tape 13 - Side A: Taim Bilong Germany; Talking with Rudolf Yanke. Side B: Talking with Father John Bodger 1975

Box 1, Folder 14

Tape 14 - Side A: A Priest Remembers: Father Frank Milthroh Talks to Chris Ashton. Side B: The PNG Development Bank

Box 1, Folder 15

Tape 15 - Side A: The Oil Palm Story. Side B: The Forgotten Islands: The Mortlocks

Box 1, Folder 16

Tape 16 - Side A: Bougainville I Go We? The Story of Bougainville Copper

Box 1, Folder 17

Tape 17 - Side A: Talking with Boyami Sali. Side B: Nam Bilong Mi Waure 1972

Box 1, Folder 18

Tape 18 - Side A: Talking with James Goave. Side B: Talking with Athanasius Asea

Box 1, Folder 19

Tape 19 - Side A: Arthur Gridland Remembers. Side B: Talking with Narson Dokiela

Box 1, Folder 20

Tape 20 - Side A: The Waigani Seminar: University of PNG 1973

Box 1, Folder 21

Tape 21 - Side A: Five Artists in PNG. Side B: Ulggunnan Story: The Oscar Tannur School

Box 1, Folder 22

Tape 22 - Side A: Flying by the Seat of Their Pants: Talking with Bertei Heath. Side B: Stori Bilong Bisnis: Talking with Harry Jackman

Box 1, Folder 23

Tape 23 - Side A: Where is the Economy Going? Henry Do Robert and Moi Ave. Side B: Talking with Vincent Jo Baining