PAMBU

50 Years of the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

Known affectionately as 'PAMBU', the Bureau was formed in 1968 to create preservation copies of archives, manuscripts and rare printed material relating to the Pacific Islands. Since its inception at the ANU, PAMBU has been supported by an international consortium of libraries who make these preservation copies accesible to researchers. From whaling logs to unpublished novels, from mission records to radio broadcasts and dictionaries to diaries, PAMBU has created the biggest collection of non-government primary documentation about the Pacific Islands that is available to researchers.

Updated:  7 July 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, Culture, History & Language/Page Contact:  CHL webmaster