Papua New Guinea Association of Australia Collection, UQFL387, Box 9, Folder 5a
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The Papua New Guinea Association of Australia Collection, UQFL387 consists of photographs, typescript articles, correspondence, diaries, notes and ephemera documenting personal experiences of colonial administration and general life in Papua New Guinea. The collection was assembled by Dr Peter Cahill, from material donated by members of the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia.
Box 9, Folder 5a, Letters, 1932 were donated by Josie Wallenius. The folder include letters written by her mother, Mrs Kath Honeysett who left England in January 1932 for Bulolo, Mandated Territory of New Guinea, where her husband Don Honeysett was an employee of Bulolo Gold Dredging Ltd. She lived at Wau until their house was built at Bulolo. The letters record her trip to Papua New Guinea via India, Sri Lanka and Australia, social life in Wau/Bulolo and everyday living at Bulolo. Kath Honeysett returned to England well before the outbreak of World War Two.