Northern Exposure: The New Guinea Research Unit
Some time in late 1971, after a frustrating day at the Reserve Bank (where I was then senior economist in the Papua New Guinea Department), I came across an advertisement for the position of field director with the ANU’s New Guinea Research Unit (NGRU) in Port Moresby, and decided to apply. I wrote to my former Nuffield College supervisor in Oxford, Sir Norman Chester, asking if he would act as a referee. He promptly wrote back asking why on earth someone with a promising career in the...[Show more]
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