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Steamer viewed from unknown island, Collection PMB PHOTO 91-056. Original lantern slide held at Presbyterian Research Centre, Knox College, Dunedin, New Zealand.

PAMBU: safeguarding the documentary heritage of the Pacific for 50 years.

The Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, affectionately known as PAMBU, is a not-for-profit organisation auspiced by the School of Culture, History and Lan

Research shows dingos arrived in Australia more recently than previously thought

Radiocarbon dating of the oldest known dingo bones has confirmed that the species likely arrived in Australia more recently than previously believed.

Joanna Barrkman and Baguia men viewing collection amulets, Timor Leste

Return to Baguia: an ethnographic museum collection on the edge of living memory

During her PhD Joanna Barrkman travelled far and wide, and allowed her to temporarily repatriate a collection in Switzerland to Timor-Leste.

Small Finds: between art and archaeology

An archaeological laboratory is not the first place you'd think to find an art exhibition.

Grazia Scotellaro

Grazia Scotellaro: 'Overcoming obstacles'

Grazia Scotellaro never expected to be in charge of the Digital Education Services (DES) team supporting language teaching at the College of Asia and the Pacific.

Leading the way with Tok Pisin

ANU has taken another step toward driving Australia’s engagement and understanding of its neighbours by developing an online language course for Tok Pisin, one of Papua New Guinea’s official langua

CHL student of the week: Tim Hannan

The Australian National University proudly offers the widest range of Asian and Pacific languages of any Australian university, taught by our expert staff in the School of Culture, History and

CHL student of the week: Ruiting Dong

Ruiting Dong is fascinated by East Asian languages and cultures.


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