The following volume forms a sequel to Michelle Potter's Traditional Law in Papua New Guinea Australian National University 1973. Both bibliographies treat the source material in a similar way , i.e. the articles are annotated with a brief summary and headings from a subject index. Within both bibliographies, the subject index is listed systematically and alphabetically. The bibliographies differ, however, in how the source material was selected, and this difference is directly related to an event which occurred two years after Potter's date of publication - the establishment of Papua New G uinea as an independent nation in 1975.