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Tuesday, 14 September 1971
Page: 1305

Dr Everingham asked the Minister for External Territories, upon notice:

(1)   Has his attention been drawn to an account in Hemisphere, August 1971, of the work 'Sobraniya Socineniya in three volumes, being the first linguistic research done in New Guinea.

(2)   Will he seek a translation and a reprint of the drawings referred to in the article, in conjunction with interested linguistic institutes.

Mr Barnes - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The matter referred to is one which falls within the authority of the Ministerial Member for Education in the House of Assembly for Papua New Guinea. The Administrator on the advice of the Ministerial Member for Education has provided the following information:

The Ministerial Member for Education advises Dr Everingham that he will have an assessment made of the value to linguistic and ethnological research of the work 'Sobraniya Socineniya' appearing in Hemisphere, August 1971. The possibility of getting a translation done will be examined if the translation is considered warranted.

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