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Garth Rogers research papers on volcanic eruptions in Niuafo'ou, Tonga.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-A-317

Scope and Contents

Collection comprises of a folder of material potocopied from the archives of the Western Pacific High Commission relating to volcanic eruptions in Niuafo'ou, Tonga during the 1930s and 1940s.

The material was compiled by the anthropologist Garth Rogers during his research for Rogers, Garth. The evacuation of Niuafo'ou: an outlier in the Kingdom of Tonga. Journal of Pacific History. XVI, 3:149-63, 1981. and Rogers, Garth. (ed) The fire has jumped: eyewitnesses accounts of the eruption and evacuation of Niuafo'ou, Tonga. USP, Suva, 1986.


  • 1935 - 1946


Conditions Governing Access

Not restricted

Biographical / Historical

Garth Anthony Rogers (1932-1989), anthropologist, taught at University of Auckland from 1976 until his death in 1989.


0.01 metres (1 folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dr Garth Rogers, November 1987.

Existence and Location of Originals

Material has been photocopied from files held in MSS & Archives 2003/1 - Western Pacific High Commission Archives.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, University of Auckland Repository

5 Alfred Street
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142 New Zealand