Solomon Islands

Tree felling, San Cristoval, c.1930s. University of Melbourne Archives, Kauri Timber company, 1966.0012 unit 33
Tree felling, San Cristoval, c.1930s. University of Melbourne Archives, Kauri Timber company, 1966.0012 unit 33

Fairley, Rigby & Co. Ltd. / San Cristoval Estates (1972.0053)

Business records from Fairley, Rigby & co. (1911-1920) who purchased land in San Cristoval (now Makira) in the Solomon Islands for copra plantations. Later purchasing land for timber on Vanikoro Island (1923) which was then combined with working capital of the Kauri Timber Company. See also (1966.0012). Comprises legal and personal correspondence, accounts, shareholder lists, agreements, prospectuses. Correspondence document the climate, epidemics, conflict, the boycott by the local population of some plantations, labor shortages, food, inflation because of the war, market prices and monthly yields.  ACCESS: Open, item level listed, available online

Kauri Timber Company (1966.0012)

Business records from Kauri Timber Company (1888-1965) which includes Vanikoro Kauri Timber Company records from 1928 to its cessation of activities in 1964. Comprises 6.5 linear meters, includes managers correspondence (1922-1964) general correspondence, memos, radio message, reports share prospectuses, shareholder’s list, employees’ contracts, auction sale, shipping arrangements reports on land disputes and timber reserves, maps and photographs. Kauri Timber Company merged with San Cristoval Estates Ltd. to form Vanikoro Kauri Timber Company. ACCESS: Open, item level listed, available online

See also Australian Stock Exchange (1987.0123)

Peter Brett (1975.0095)

Professor of Law (1963-1964) Professor of Jurisprudence (1964-1965) at the University of Melbourne. Papers relating to Brett’s work on land legislation for the British Solomon Islands Protectorate, includes land titles and correspondence 1950s-1960s ACCESS: Open, listed, available online

Australia Red Cross – National Office (2015.0033)

Correspondence: International Red Cross" regarding Solomon Islands,1956 (Item: 2015.0033.00261)

Correspondence with International Red Cross regarding Solomon Islands,1961 (Item: 2015.0033.00191)

Correspondence: Relief Programs in the Solomon Islands, 1958 (Item 2015.0033.00357)

Correspondence: Relief Programs in the Solomon Islands,1959 (Item 2015.0033.00420)