This guide introduces researchers to the collections held by the University of Melbourne Archives containing records of, and relating to, the Pacific Region, including Papua New Guinea, Bougainville, Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu and others. Collections are listed under nation states and arranged chronologically.
The records listed here are records about and relating to Pacific countries, peoples and resources, and are not made by Pacific peoples themselves. Many were created under colonial rule or Australia’s administration of territories and reflect the attitudes of the time, which may contain language deemed offensive today. For information on ordering material or contacting the reference service, go to the University of Melbourne Archives website. Strahan, Lynne. ‘University of Melbourne Archives: Collections Relating to the Pacific Islands.’ The Journal of Pacific History 9 (1974): 153-64.