PNG and the Pacific collection

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 Collection in 2010

The PNG Collection, October 2010

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

A selection of books from the PNG Collection.

A selection of items from the PNG Collection

In the Library Catalogue all items in the collection have the prefix FTS PNG COLL. before the call number.

The PNG and Pacific collection is located within the Special Collection room at the Footscray Park Library. Items cannot be borrowed, but may be used within the library.

Please make an appointment to use the PNG and the Pacific collection by contacting the Librarian responsible for maintaining the collection, Linda Forbes, on (03) 9919 8506 during office
hours, or by emailing Linda at:

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: