PNG Elections, 1964 to 2017: screening of documentary and a Q&A discussion with ANU academics

Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 03 May 2017


Weston Theatre, Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Dr Nicole Haley, Convenor, ANU State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program; and Dr Terence Wood, Research Fellow, ANU Development Policy Centre.


Mike Cookson

Devpolicy, the PNG Canberra Student’s Association and The Australian National University’s Pacific Institute invite you to see how Papua New Guinea’s National Elections began, with a special screening of:

Path to Nationhood (1964, 45mins), 5.15pm for 5.30pm, Wednesday 3 May

Path to Nationhood tells the story of the first national election of the House of Assembly of Papua and New Guinea in 1964. It includes footage of the difficulties faced compiling the common electoral roll (for 1,000,000 Papua New Guineans), voting, counting and the declaration of the polls.

After the screening, you are welcome to stay for a brief discussion and Q&A with two ANU academics:

  • Dr Nicole Haley, Convenor of the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, will outline SSGM’s involvement in the upcoming national elections and
  • Dr Terence Wood, Research Fellow at Devpolicy, will introduce the new PNG Election Results Database.

Other PNG election-related films will be screened in May. If you are interested in attending these or other film screenings, please take the survey below

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