The PNG and the Pacific collection aims to provide materials for researchers in the Asian and Pacific studies area. It is based on a collection of Papua New Guinean material that was established at Queens College Library during the 1960's by a group of students with an interest in Papuan independence.

The collection was bought by Victoria University and relocated in 1996. From 2005 the collection was expanded to include items from the Pacific and is located in the Special Collections Room, P402, at the Footscray Park Campus Library.

What's in the collection

The PNG and Pacific collection features a range of books, reports, journals, newsletters, yearbooks and pamphlets that focus mainly on Papua New Guinea, but also includes items from the greater Pacific and South East Asian regions.

The Collection's strengths are: economics, development and trade, statistical data, governance and administration, language and linguistics, education,culture, society and history.

 Title available in the collection include:

Access to the collection

The PNG and Pacific collection is a research collection. The items can't be borrowed, but may be viewed on appointment.

In the library catalogue, these items have the prefix FTS PNG COLL. before the shelf number.

To access material in the collection, please email our Special Collections librarians. You will receive an emailed response within 24 hours (Mon-Fri) and a suitable time will be arranged.

You can view the items in the Special Collections reading room on level 4 of the Footscray Park campus library.

Email: [email protected].

Other useful resources

Victoria University Library has significant holdings of books and journals from or about PNG available in the Main Collection at Footscray Park campus, as well as some online journals (available to students and staff of Victoria University). There is also a wealth of PNG related information available via the internet, such as: