Unit Histories and Formations
The Australian Army History Unit is proud to make available Unit histories. Unit histories are valuable resources for researchers. They provide unique insights into the formation, purpose and functions of Units - particularly during war periods.
Pacific Islands Regiment
In 1988 author James Sinclair was invited by Lt.Col. M.B Pears MC (Ret) to research and write a history of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.
To Find a Path The Life and Times of the Royal Pacific Islands Regiment Volume 1 - YESTERDAY'S HEROES 1885 TO 1950 By James Sinclair
The Fiftieth Anniverary Commemorative Edition 1990. compiled and edited for the Trustees RPIR by Lt Col. M.B. Pears MC (Ret)
- To Find a Path Volume I - Foreword Acknowledgements and Contents (PDF, 3.2MB)
- Part One Taim Bipoa (PDF, 65MB)
- Part Two Bikpela Pait (PDF, 80MB)
- Appendixes and Sponsors (PDF, 5.3MB)
To Find a Path The Life and Times of the Royal Pacific Islands Regiment Volume II - KEEPING THE PEACE 1950 to 1975
- To Find a Path Volume II Parts One to Six (PDF, 78MB)
- To Find a Path volume II Parts Seven to Fourteen (PDF, 55MB)
- To Find a Path Volume II Index of Names (PDF, 3MB)
- A Brief Analysis of the Contribution of the Australian Army to Nation Building in Pre-independence PNG (PDF, 40KB) by MAJ Michael Tyquin.
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