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CSIRO and Land Research in Papua New Guinea 1950–2000: Part 1: Pre-Independence (2019)


During the period 1953–69, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) conducted fourteen integrated land resource surveys in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea with the aim of identifying areas suitable for accelerated development. The resulting reconnaissance-level regional survey reports and maps provided extensive baseline information for national development planning. Related disciplinary publications expanded scientific knowledge of land resources and resource use in the wet tropics more generally. Substantial botanical collections carried out during the surveys contributed to building the Papua New Guinea (PNG) national collection at the Lae Herbarium and to the establishment of what is now the Australian National Herbarium.

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Authors & Contributors
Rogers, George E.
Orchiston, Wayne
Dowe, John Leslie
Maroske, Sara
Hercock, Marion
Baytop, Asuman
Historical Records of Australian Science
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Social Studies of Science
Osmanli Bilimi Arastirmalari: Studies in Ottoman Science
History of Science
Miegunyah Press
Princeton University
The MIT Press
Book Reality
Collectors and collecting
Natural resource management
Biological specimens
Dallachy, John
Symons, Robert Henry
Macquarie, Lachlan
Slatyer, Ralph Owen
Fraser, Robert Donald Bruce
Rauwolf, Leonhart
Time Periods
20th century, late
19th century
21st century
Early modern
16th century
Sydney (Australia)
Tasmania (Australia)
Cambridge (England)
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
Cambridge University
Australian National University

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