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New Guinea diary, 1942 [manuscript]
Bib ID 644777
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Johnston, George, 1912-1970
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1942 
1 v. (2 cm.). 
Summary

Diary entitled "New Guinea diary" kept by the Australian war correspondent George H. Johnston which gives a day by day account leading to the Japanese occupation of New Guinea and the imposition of martial law in Papua and New Guinea. This diary is an historical document as well as a personal record of the author.

Biography/History

The author spent the period covered in this diary as war correspondent in New Guinea for the Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne Age and Daily Telegraph (London). The New Guinea Diary published by Angus and Robertson Sydney 1943 gives only a general picture of the campaign in New Guinea due to problems of censorship during the war years. In 1984 it was published by Collins, Sydney as "War diary 1942". Some books by George Johnston are Grey Gladiator, Battle of the Seaway, Australia at War and My Brother Jack (1964).

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 6538.

Subjects Johnston, George, - 1912-1970 - Diaries.  |  War correspondents - Papua New Guinea - Diaries.  |  War correspondents - Australia - Diaries.  |  World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Papua New Guinea - Personal narratives, Australian.
Time Coverage 1942 
Occupation War correspondents.

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