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The title of this book is Papua New Guinea a History of Our Times and is written by author Waiko J. The book Papua New Guinea a History of Our Times is published by Oxford University Press Australia. The ISBN of this book is 9780195516623 and the format is Paperback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Papua New Guinea a History of Our Times by Waiko J.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780195516623
ISBN-10: 0195516621
Format: Paperback
Pages: 236
Imprint: OUP Australia and New Zealand
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: Australia


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Author Biography - Waiko J

Professor John Dademo Waiko was born to Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, in 1944. He studied at the newly established University of Papua New Guinea and obtained a MA degree in African History at the University of London before going on to graduate from the Australian National University with a PhD in Social Science - the first degree of its kind to be awarded to a Papua New Guinean. After his doctoral thesis, which he wrote in his mother tongue and translated into English for the purpose of examination, he played an active role in reform in vernacular education and promoted its regional and international recognition in the UNESCO arena. He was appointed the first Papua New Guinean Professor and Head of History at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1986, where h e remained until being elected to the national parliament in 1992. Dr Waiko has published numerous monographs, chapters and articles on contemporary Papua New Guinean history, culture, education and politics. From 1996 to 2002 he served country as Minister for Education and Minster of Foreign Affairs.