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The New Guinea Diaries of Philip Strong 1936-1945 by David Wetherell

The New Guinea Diaries of Philip Strong 1936-1945 by David Wetherell

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The New Guinea Diaries of Philip Strong 1936-1945

Edited by David Wetherell

The Macmillan Company of Australia, 1981, [First Edition], ISBN 0333337220, black and white photographic plates, tipped-in maps, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges, and corners, Previous owners’ presentation inscription with multiple inscriptions on half-title page, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners (See photographs)

“Archbishop Philip Strong was the witness, often an unwilling one, of the tragedies that befell Papua New Guinea in the Second World War and immediately afterwards.  He was consecrated a Bishop in October 1936 and continued to exercise his episcopate until the end of 1962.
He made almost daily entries in his journal, and in these pages the reader is given a vivid picture of the Japanese invasion of the north coast of Papua, the martyrdom of both Papuan and European Christians, the confusion of the military situation, and the criticism that was sometimes levelled against the Bishop, which often resulted from the difficulty of maintaining communications.  The diaries reflect dramatically what ‘the care of all the churches’ meant under wartime conditions in the Pacific.”


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