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MS 10422

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Created: September 2019

Collection Summary

Creator
Neumann, Klaus
Title
Papers of Klaus Neumann
Date Range
1892 - 2017
Collection Number
MS 10422
Extent
1.68 metres (6 archives box + 1 folio)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
Special Collections (Manuscripts)

Introduction

Content Description

The collection comprises material related to the research of social historian Klaus Neumann including correspondence; field notebooks and diaries from Papua New Guinea in the 1980s and 1990s; articles relating to and written by Neumann; drafts of books; Papers including 'A Precautionary Measure: Internment in Australia during World War II', 'Reffos, Balts and Border Crossers:Australian Responses to Refugees 1938-1973'; list of publications and 2015 research outcomes.

Conditions Governing Access

Access conditions may apply to this collection, please refer to the collection's catalogue record for further information (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn7757674).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Klaus Neumann, National Library of Australia, MS 10422, [class/series/file/item number(s)]'.

Finding Aid Source(s)

Please note: This finding aid may comprise or contain descriptive information provided by donors, researchers and/or volunteers.

Item Descriptions

Class 1. Consignment received 10 May 2018, 1984 - 2015

The collection comprises: correspondence; field notebooks and diaries from Papua New Guinea in the 1980s and 1990s; articles relating to and written by Klaus Neumann; book manuscripts'A Precautionary Measure: Internment in Australia during World War II', 'Reffos, Balts and Border Crossers: Australian Responses to Refugees 1938-1973'; list of publications and 2015 research outcomes.

Physical Facet

(4 folders + 1 USB drive removed to Digital carriers Box 28)

A 'Precautionary Measure': Internment in Australia during World War II, June 2004 (File 1) - Box 1 (MS 10422)

This text was commissioned by the National Archives of Australia (NAA). It was meant to be the manuscript for the first in a series of small books for a general audience (for sale in bookshops) designed to showcase parts of the NAA collection which never eventuated. A slightly revised version of the text was published by the NAA in 2006 as In the Interest of National Security: Civilian Internment in Australia. It won a New South Wales Premier's History Award in 2007.

Reffos, Balts and Border Crossers: Australian Responses to refugees, 1938-1973, 2004 (File 2) - Box 1 (MS 10422)

This text was commissioned by A Just Australia (with funding from the Myer Foundation) and was completed in February 2004. A slightly revised version of the text was published in 2004 by UNSW Press as Refuge Australia, which won the Human Rights Award (non-fiction category).

Correspondence with Hank Nelson, 1984-1990; field work diary from Papua New Guinea, 1995-1996., 1984 - 1996 (File 3) - Box 1 (MS 10422)

Correspondence between Klaus Neumann and Hank Nelson (b.1937-d.2012). Between 1985 and 1988, Nelson supervised Neumann's PhD project at the Australian National University (ANU). Most of Nelson's letters were written from Canberra. Most of Neumann's letters were written between 1986 and 1988 when Neumann was doing fieldwork for his PhD project in Papua New Guinea. The correspondence begins in 1984 and ends in 1990. It includes notes on interviews Neumann conducted for Nelson in Papua New Guinea for a research project on one-teacher schools, which resulted in Nelson's book With Its Hat About Its Ears. Some of Nelson's papers and his books are in the National Libraray of Australia collection. Some of the people who are referred to in the correspondence by their first names only:Donald - Donald Denoon, historian at the ANU; Judy- Judy Davis (died 1989 or 1990), former secretary (?) of SA Premier Don Dunstan, in the mid to late 1980s PhD student at the ANU; August - August Kituai (1950-2015), Papua New Guinean historian from Bundi (Madang Province, PNG), in the mid to late 1980s PhD student at the ANU;Gavan- Gavan Daws, historian, at the time (until 1988) head of the Department of Pacific and South East Asian History at the ANU; Rabbie - Rabbie Namaliu, Tolai, former student of Hank Nelson at UPNG, prime minister of Papua New Guinea 1988-1992; Heinz - Heinz Schütte, German-born writer living in France, former lecturer in sociology at La Trobe University.

In 1994, Neumann was commissioned by the Department of East New Britain, PNG, to write about the response to the 1994 volcanic eruption in Rabaul. Neumann did research for that project in East New Britain Province in 1995 and 1996, and in East Sepik Province in 1996. The field work diary references taped interviews. Small portions of the text are in Tok Pisin or Tolai. The project resulted in three publications held by the National Library of Austrlia: Rabaul yu swit moa yet : surviving the 1994 volcanic eruption BIB ID:1844559, The 1994 volcanic disaster in East New Britain and its aftermath : comments and observations BIB ID:2903568 and Tavurvur i puongo! : students' accounts of the 1994 eruptions in East New Britain BIB ID:2362444. The field work diary makes frequent references to two essay writing competitions Neumann initiated for community school and high school students in East New Britain to learn about their experiences of the eruption and its aftermath. The person referred to as EK in the field work diary is Ellison Kaivovo, who commissioned the project as Secretary of the Department of East New Britain. (The original essays were copied by the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau and returned to Papua New Guinea in 2016

Media articles written by Klaus Neumann relating to the treatment of refugees in Australia, 2015 (File 4) - Box 1 (MS 10422)

Files on USB drive: PDFs of unpublished papers, some published papers, and page proofs Across the Seas, 2015, 2015 (Item 5) - Box 1 (MS 10422), Digital-Carriers-Box 28 (MS 10422), Piece 5 (MS 10422)

Class 2. Consignment received 31 May 2018, 1892 - 2017

Series. Reports, Theses and Correspondence

"Maori and Forestry in the Twentieth Century": A Preliminary Report", 2000, 2000 (File 6) - Box 2 (10422)

Commissioned by the Crown Forestry Rental Trust, Wellington NZ

Dancing at the Corner of the Dead: Remembering and Forgetting in Post-conflict Ayacucho, Peru, 2015 (File 7) - Box 2 (10422)

PhD thesis by Michaela Callaghan for The Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology

Landscapes of Affinity: Movement, memory and practices of the imagination amongst resettled Karen refugees in Melbourne, Australia, 2014 (File 8) - Box 2 (10422)

PhD thesis by Zoe Robertson for The Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology

Submissions from East New Britain community school students for the ENB essay writing competition, 1995 (File 9) - Box 2 (10422)
Letters from Marleen Toliman and Boas Kalama, 1998-1999 (File 10) - Box 2 (10422)

Letters from students who participated in the 1995 essay writing competition, which resulted in the book Tavurvur I Puongo and provided material for the book Rabaul yu swit moa yet

PhD Thesis Not the way it really was: Constructing the Tolai past, Klaus Neumann, 1988 (File 37) - Box 6 (MS 10422)

Includes examiners' assessment notes (Epstein, Firth and Young)

Photocopies of letters written by Neuendettelsau missionaries from New Guinea, and held in the Neuendettelsau mission archives, with transcription by Klaus Neumann, 1892-1897, 1984-1985 (File 40) - Box 6 (MS 10422)

Letters written by German Missionaries Hoh, Pfalzer, Decker, Vetter and Zwanzger in German (Sütterlin handwriting), from mission stations at Simbang and Sattelberg (both near today's Finschhafen) and on Wonam (one of the Tami Islands) all in today's Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Publications written by some of the above missionaries held in the National Libraray of Australia collection see Pfalzer- BIB ID:2257709; Vetter- BIB ID:6811918 and Zwanzger - BIB ID:2255831

Correspondence between Klaus Neumann and Judy Davis, 1986-1987 (File 43) - Box 6 (MS 10422)

Carbon copies of letters written by Klaus Neumann to Judy Davis while Neumann was on fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, and letters from Judy Davis to Neumann. Davis had worked for Premier Don Dunstan and had enrolled at the Australian National University (ANU) as a PhD student. She died around 1990 before completing her thesis. Her papers are held by the ANU archives.

Looking Back there was a lot we missed', PHD thesis by Skye Krichauff, 2014 (File 19) - Box 3 (MS 10422)

Swinburne Institute for Social research, Swinburne University of Technology

Letters from Karol Boyar, 1950-1953 (File 25) - Box 4 (MS 10422)

Karol Boyar was a Polish displaced person who migrated to Australia in 1950. The letters were sent to a woman in Germany who he calls 'Mutti', who may have been his landlady or employer. The two letters from 1953 are incomplete

Correspondence between Klaus Neumann and Ken Inglis relating to Inglis' research on the Dunera Boys, 2013 (File 28) - Box 4 (MS 10422)

Research regarding Roy and August Thalheimer

Digital copies of PhD thesis and other papers, 1988-1991 (File 30) - Box 5 (MS 10422)

9 x 5.25" floppy disks

Series. Published and unpublished works

Transcript of presentation by John R. Kaputin: The Mataungan Association and the need for political organisation for greater indigenous economic development; Policy statement by John R. Kaputin, Minister of Justice, Port Moresby, 1970-1973 (File 11) - Box 3 (MS 10422)

Photocopies

Maori-Owned Forests or a popular Winter Resort?: An Inconsequential History of land use on the Aupouri Peninsula; Safeguarding against erosion of Safeguarding against Public Protest?: land Use restrictions in Urewera, 2003 (File 12) - Box 3 (MS 10422)

Unpublished articles by Klaus Neumann

Seminar paper: If I were an Artist, 3/6/2009 (File 13) - Box 3 (MS 10422)

University of Canberra

Public and Private memories of the Holocaust, or, The Limitations of lotto Coupons, 16/6/1998 (File 13) - Box 3 (MS 10422)

Australian National University

A Hasenjagd in Celle, 1998 (File 13) - Box 3 (MS 10422)

Submitted to War and Society

Who Cares?: Some observations concerning the 1987 and 1992 National elections on the Gazelle Peninsula, Papua New Guinea, 19/7/1992 (File 13) - Box 3 (MS 10422)

Australian National University

German language paper: Täter, Opfer, Mitläufer: Öffentliche Erinnerungskultur in Salzgitter, 24/4/2006 (File 13) - Box 3 (MS 10422)

Perpetrators, victims, followers: Public memory culture in Salzgitter

The White Australia Policy 1945-1973, 7/5/2004 (File 13) - Box 3 (MS 10422)

University of Canberra

Speaking Notes for the book launch Refuge Australia Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney and Canberra, 2004 (File 13) - Box 3 (MS 10422)

4 sets of speaking notes for the launches of Refuge Australia at Newcastle Workers Club, Australian Parliament House, The Avenue Bookstore (Albert Park, Melbourne), and Gleebooks (Sydney)

German language paper: Täter, Opfer, Mitläufer: Öffentliche Erinnerungskultur in Deutschland, 19/4/2006 (File 13) - Box 3 (MS 10422)

Perpetrators, victims, followers: Public memory culture in Germany: lecture in Wiesbaden Town City Hall

Historical Justice and Memory conference program convened by Klaus Neumann, February 2012 (File 14) - Box 3 (MS 10422)

Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology. Inaugural conference of the Historical Justice and Memory Research Network.

German language papers delivered in Hamburg and Klagenfurt, 1993-2011 (File 15) - Box 3 (MS 10422)
English language papers untitled and Disaster and After, 1995 (File 15) - Box 3 (MS 10422)

Australian National University

"Hasenjagd" in Celle: Das Massaker am 8 April 1945, 2005 (File 33) - Box 5 (MS 10422)

Celler Books edition

Gedächtnislücken?: Erinnerungs and Gedächtniskultur nach 1945 in Celle, 2006 (File 34) - Box 5 (MS 10422)

Celler Books edition

Tavurvur I Puongo!: Students accounts of the 1994 eruptions in East New Britain, 1995 (File 35) - Box 5 (MS 10422)

Edited by Klaus Neumann. Essays written by community school and high school students from East New Britain Province, PNG, about the 1994 Rabaul eruption and its aftermath. Some of them originally in Tolai or Tok Pisin, and translated by Klaus Neumann.

Series. Miscellaneous papers

"An Anthropologist's Use of Historical Matters" (unpublished paper by Richard F. Salisbury); The Life of Enos Teve photocopy; The Children of Bullenhuser Damm ; seminar handouts; Not the Way it Really Was: Writing a History of the Tolai (Papua New Guinea); Reading material for pre-fieldwork seminar, 1985; Brown Bag seminar, 2006 and correspondence, 1967-2006 (File 16) - Box 3 (MS 10422)

Correspondents include Ellison Kaivovo OBE, National Archives of Australia, Heinrich Lessing. Richard Salisbury was an anthropologist who conducted fieldwork among the Tolai in the 1960s.

Institutional feedback on commissioned manuscript 'A precautionary measure: Internment in Australia during World War II', 2003 (File 16) - Box 3 (MS 10422)

National Archives of Australia et al

PNG election ephemera, book launch ephemera, annotated presentation transcripts, 'White Histories, Black Fiction, and the Tasmanian Past; 'Refugees, Compassion, and Australian Values'; NSW Premier's History Awards, 2007, 1986-2007 (File 17) - Box 3 (MS 10422)

Jewish Museum, Melbourne; Hamburg; Melbourne Trades Hall; ANU; State Library of Victoria

Photocopy of Clair Saggus memoir 'Sacred to the memory', 1989 (File 18) - Box 3 (MS 10422)

Clair Saggus is an indigenous woman from Wilcannia who assisted Klaus Neumann with his research on the Koori community in the Newcastle area. Possibly now known as Clair Bates

Urewera Overview Project: land alienation, consolidation and development in the Urewera 1912-1950, 1997 (File 20) - Box 4 (MS 10422)

Commissioned by the Crown Forestry Rental Trust

Stanislaus Boramilat ToLiman and Herman Rarau ToVovore, compensation claim regrading expropriation of land near Toma by German colonial government 1902, 1995 (File 21) - Box 4 (MS 10422)
Papers relating to a symposium around the work of Didier Fassin; transcripts of speeches; annotated transcript relating to 'McCuskey's Invention'; seminar paper on Rabaul Yu Swit Moa Yet, 1995-2012 (File 22) - Box 4 (MS 10422)
Material for a website 'Probe', for high school students about the application of White Australia Policy, 2004 (File 23) - Box 4 (MS 10422)

Material for a website, "Probe", for high school students, about the application of the White Australia policy. The website designed in collaboration with Cath Styles and Tikka Wilson of the National Archives of Australia with texts by Klaus Neumann.

Scripts for performances of 'Mechanical Dolls', 1992-1994 (File 24) - Box 4 (MS 10422)

This material relates to performances of two pieces scripted by Klaus Neumann ("Craving for Figs" and "Mechanical Dolls") and Barbara Mundel ("Fantastic and Urban Symphonies") in Melbourne, Newcastle and New York 1992-1994.All texts relate to the work and life of the German philosopher Walter Benjamin. "Mechanical Dolls", Script for performance in Melbourne, 1 September 1994; scripts "Mechanical Dolls" and "Craving for Figs" and program for performance at Columbia University, New York, 1993; scripts and program for performance in Newcastle, 3 September 1992; program for performance in Melbourne, 1 September 1994; program for performance in Melbourne, 14 May 1993.

Photographs, East New Britain, 1952-1987 (File 26) - Box 4 (MS 10422)

Kepas Tiotam, one of the first PNG born teachers (see interview notes in correspondence between Klaus Neumann and Hank Nelson). Photo taken by Klaus Neumann; Two photographs of Jimmy Malcolm, member of the Royal Papuan and New Guinean Constabulary's brass band and toured Australia in about 1952. 1952 photo provided by Jim Malcolm (JM is the drummer on the left), second photo taken by Klaus Neumann; John ToVuia (Matupit) and Gerson ToVue (Ialakua) on Matupit, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Photo taken by Klaus Neumann. ToVuia was an influential Tolai leader, and member of the Papua and New Guinea Legislative Council in the 1950s (see also transcripts of interviews with ToVuia); Two photos of Iosep ToVetenge, Tagitagi No 1, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. ToVetenge was a respected Tolai leader who demanded land rights for his people and appeared before the High Court of Australia in 1964 (see transcripts of interviews with ToVetenge); Photo of Henry Tavul, Vunamami-Vunabalbal, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea (see also transcripts of interviews with Tavul);. Photo of Vin ToBaining, Vunamami, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Vin ToBainingborn 1914, first elected councillor of Vunamami in 1951, President of Vunamami Local Government Council 1952-1961, member of TP and NG Legislative Council, President of the Gazelle Council 1964-1967, founding member of the Pangu Pati.

Inside Story Essays, 2008-2017 (File 27) - Box 4 (MS 10422)

Insidestory.org.au

Papers related to the Waitangi Tribunal hearings at Te Whati, New Zealand, 13-17 September 2004 (File 29) - Box 4 (MS 10422)

Folder with material related to Neumann's appearance before the Waitangi Tribunal, Urewera hearings at Te Whati, New Zealand, 13-17 September 2004; includes summaries of evidence; email correspondence; memorandum of counsel, answers to questions of clarification, briefs of evidence, memorandum of Crown counsel, witness guide, Statement of Issues for Claims in the Urewera Inquiry District; draft timetable for hearing. This material relates to a report Neumann wrote for the Waitangi Tribunal, commissioned by the Waitangi Tribunal, and one report NeumannI co-authored with John Hutton for the Tribunal (claimant report for Ngati Whare commissioned by Crown Forestry Rental Trust)

Otto Meyer, "Wörterbuch der Tuna-Sprache", 1921, v + 621 pp., 1921 (File 31) - Box 5 (MS 10422)

Tolai-German Dictionary by P. Otto Meyer, MSC.Photocopy of a typescript that (in 1986) was in the possession of Father Sebastian Schwaiger (Vunapope Catholic Mission, Papua New Guinea).The Tolai language has also sometimes been referred to as Kuanua or Tuna.) Meyer was a German missionary stationed on the Gazelle Peninsula, New Britain, in the early twentieth century. He also wrote a reader in the Tolai language "A buk na niluluk, a buk ikilik ai ra umana bul a qunantuna" held in the National Library collection at BIB:2013276

USB Stick, 2000-2006 (File 32) - Box 5 (MS 10422)

Image and speaking notes for public lecture City Walk Canberra; report 'That no Timber be Removed Whatsoever'; Claimant report for Ngati Whare; 19 images of "Material Worlds" art project, 2006 Melbourne Fringe Festival, Federations Square, Melbourne

Offprints of publications by Klaus Neumann, 1994-2009 (File 36) - Box 5 (MS 10422)

Journal articles and book chapters

Photographs, East New Britain, 1995 (File 38) - Box 6 (MS 10422)

Landowners protest sign after the Rabaul eruption. The Government planned to build a satellite town at Baliora in lieu of Rabaul. Translation reads: Announcement!! If you the Government want to establish a township here at Baliora, then it is crucial that you think of us, the landowners

Transcripts of interviews with Tolai men, ToBalaguan Logo, Gideon ToBilam, Pilipo ToDivona, William ToKavivi, Darius ToNamaliu, ToPaini, Henry Tavui, Iosep ToVetenge, John ToVuia and others, 1986-1988 (File 39) - Box 6 (MS 10422)

Handwritten and typed transcripts, sometimes of the same interview. 2 in Tok Pisin, and the remainder in the Tolai language; except for one interviewee (Tagan Petrus from Simbang near Finschhafen), all interviewees are Tolai who were interviewed on the Gazelle Peninsula, East New Britain; see also photos of ToVetenge, ToVuia and others.

Ticket to the Awabakal Debutante Ball, 1991 (File 41) - Box 6 (MS 10422)

Hexam Bowling Club, Hexam

Research notes, Geraldton, Western Australia, 1998 (File 42) - Box 6 (MS 10422)

Includes fieldwork diary extracts; excerpts from Randolph Stow novels; entries from Geraldton White Pages; entries from Geraldton Sorry Book

Annotated production notes on a radio play 'A Doubtful Character' by Klaus Neumann; Joint Ministerial Inquiry: Lake Waikaremoana report; 'Land for the Trees; Shadows for the People': Maori and the Woodhill Forest - The Evidence of Bruce Stirling, 1998-2003 (File 44) - Box 6 (MS 10422)

A Doubtful Character based on the life of Wolf Klaphake, inventor, migrant and World War 2 internee

Wati Kui: Drawings by Powesiu Lawes, Hebamo Press. Papua, New Guinea. 1978, 1978 (File 45) - Folio-Box Shared, Folio 7 (MS 10422)

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