08 NOVEMBER 2020
Compiled by Jonathan Ritchie from conversations with Aisoli Salins’ family and pupils, 2019
This book tells the story of one of Papua New Guinea’s first leaders, Aisoli Salin from New Ireland. It has been written from the memories of late Aisoli Salin’s family members, living on the islands of Tatau and Simberi in New Ireland Province and in Kavieng as well.
Aisoli Salin was a teacher, journalist and one of PNG’s first three native members of the Legislative Council of Papua-New Guinea in 1951.
Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership Produced by Deakin University Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial LicencePNG National Museum & Art Gallery – PNGAus Partnership Download free here http://dro.deakin.edu.au/pdfjs/web/viewer.html?file=http://dro.deakin.edu.au/eserv/DU:30122369/ritchie-aisolisalin-2019.pdf (5.16 MB) or visit the Voices from the War website here http://pngvoices.deakin.edu.au/resources to learn more and see other related resources.
If you’re in Port Moresby, inquire at the National Museum & Art Gallery or the Australian High Commission for free hard copies. You can also visit the Haus Independens Gallery (Old House of Assembly, MacGregor St, Downtown, Port Moresby) to learn more about Aisoli Salin and the formative years of PNG in which he lived and worked.