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Papers of Edwin G. Tscharke, 1930-1998 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1420385
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Tscharke, Edwin G., 1918-2000
 
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Access Conditions Part available for research; part not available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1930-1998] 
5.42 m. (30 boxes) + 1 folio item. 
Summary

The bulk of the collection comprises 230 administrative files created and maintained by Tscharke. They contain correspondence, reports, research proposals, teaching notes and manuals, minutes of meetings, hospital records, statistical records and miscellaneous papers, mainly related to the Lutheran Gaubin District Hospital, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea and the associated training school. The majority of the papers relate to activities in the 1970s-80s. Much of the material consists of photocopies, with the originals being retained at the Gaubin District Hospital archives. Also included in the collection are folders of personal correspondence, photographs and slides, computer disks containing data copied from hospital records, and copies of Tscharke's publications.

Biography/History

Physician, hospital administrator and health educator. Born at Neales Flat, South Australia, Tscharke first travelled to Papua New Guinea as a lay missionary in 1941. Six years later, under the auspices of the Lutheran Church, he was given charge of establishing a health care service at Karkar Island, and founded the Gaubin District Hospital. In 1966-1984, he established and became Principal of the Primary Health Care Training School attached to the Hospital.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9067.

Much of the collection consists of photocopies.

Originals in private ownership, or in archives on the island of Karkar, PNG.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects Tscharke, Edwin G., 1918-2000 -- Archives.  |  Lutheran Gaubin District Hospital (Papua New Guinea)  |  Physicians -- Papua New Guinea -- Karkar Island -- Archives.  |  Hospital administrators -- Papua New Guinea -- Karkar Island -- Archives.  |  Missionaries, Medical -- Papua New Guinea -- Karkar Island -- Archives.  |  Public health -- Papua New Guinea -- Karkar Island.
Time Coverage 1930-1998 
Occupation Hospital administrators.  |  Doctors.

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