The Papua and New Guinea Villager (PNGV) (1950-60) was a school journal modelled on the interwar newspaper, The Papuan Villager. It was edited anonymously by staff in the Dept. of Education. The first issue of PNGV outlines in some detail the contribution made to Papuan society by the Villager and praises the contribution of anthropologist, Frances Williams to print culture in PNG. The PNGV is less interesting than the Villager from the standpoint of adult literacy and popular participation in print culture. However, it is important as a vehicle for the development of a reading habit in the children of the post-war era. We have included selected issues here for comparison with its interwar model.
Updated October 13 2016 by Library Services