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Books on PNG Surveying

Mastamak - The Land Surveyors of Papua New Guinea
James Sinclair, Crawford House Publishing, Adelaide

Mastamak is the remarkable story of the land surveyors of Papua New Guinea, from the late 19th century to independence in 1975. Primarily a historical rather than a technical account, it emphasises the work of individual surveyors and their teams, whose fieldwork was carried out under some of the most extreme circumstances imaginable. From the voyages of the early navigators, who surveyed and charted the coastline, to the emergence of highly trained nationals who are carrying their profession into the future, Mastamak is a detailed and readable account of surveying in PNG. The book covers the partition, and border surveys, of New Guinea by the Netherlands, Germany and Great Britain, and discusses the work of surveyors in the German and British territories. The great surveyor-explorers are all mentioned, including Sir William MacGregor, John Brewer Cameron, Harry Eve and Jackson Fryer, to name but a few. Government surveyors receive ample mention, as do their private-sector counterparts. The search for mineral wealth - oil, gold, copper - led to some of the greatest surveying feats in PNG, and is covered in a number of major chapters. Relatively brief mention is also made of hydrographic surveying, and of aerial survey work and map-making. Although Mastamak will naturally appeal to professional surveyors, it will also prove to be compelling reading for all who have lived and worked in PNG, or who have an interest in that fascinating land.

A measure of Papua New Guinea
Christina Larmer, Focus Publishing Interactive

Arman Larmer Surveys has been a dominant force in Papua New Guinea for more than 40 years. The book tells the story of many of the surveyors, past and present, who have worked for the company over the past four decades. What also comes through this beautifully presented 415 page, hard cover publication, is the dedication of Mick Larmer and Graeme Arman to their staff and the survey profession in Indonesia and PNG. This book is both a great story about the achievements of Arman Larmer Surveys and a worthy tribute to what has been and remains a very successful company. The book is Dedicated to the outdoor men - and their ladies

Journal and Conference Papers on PNG Surveying

The influence of German surveying on the development of New Guinea
Robert Linke
Proceedings from the XXIII FIG Congress Munich, Germany, October 8-13, 2006
Paper(pdf, 402 kB)

P. Done
The Geographical Journal, Vol. 151, No. 3, November 1985, pp. 371-378
Paper(pdf, 1.1 MB)

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