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Biographical entry Hides, Jack Gordon (1906 - 1938)

Born
24 June 1906
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Died
19 June 1938
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Explorer

Summary

Jack Gordon Hides was a Patrol Officer in Papua and New Guinea 1931-1936 and led a number of expeditions into Papua during the early 1930s.

Details

Events

1911 - 1917
Education - Educated at Port Moresby European School in Papua New Guinea
1917
Education - Educated at Einasleigh State School in Queensland
1918 - 1919
Education - Private tuition
1920
Education - Educated at Maleny State School in Queensland
July 1925 - May 1926
Career position - Cadet Clerk in the Papuan Public Service in Papua New Guinea
May 1926 - February 1928
Career position - Cadet Patrol Officer in the magisterial branch of the Government Secretary's Department in Papua New Guinea
February 1928 - February 1934
Career position - Patrol Officer in the magisterial branch of the Government Secretary's Department in Papua New Guinea
1931 - 1932
Career position - Led patrols from Kerema into the kukukuku country, Papua New Guinea
February 1934 - 1936
Career position - Assistant Resident Magistrate, 2nd grade in Papua New Guinea
1935
Career position - Led an expedition into the area between the Strickland and Purari rivers, Papua New Guinea
1937
Career position - Private prospecting expedition up the Strickland River in Papua New Guinea

Archival resources

National Archives of Australia, National Office

  • Jack Gordon Hides - Records, 1932 - 1949, CRS A518; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details
  • Jack Gordon Hides - Records, 1931 - 1935, CRS A7034 ex AS13/26; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Biographical cuttings on Jack G. Hides, Cuttings Files BIOG; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Jack Gordon Hides - Records, 1936 - 1965, Mfm PMB 660; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Hides, Jack Gordon, Through Wildest Papua, Blackie, London, 1935, 165 pp. Details
  • Hides, Jack Gordon, Beyond the Kubea, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1939, 173 pp. Details
  • Sinclair, James, The Outside Man: Jack Hides of Papua, Angus & Robertson, Melbourne, 1969, 267 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Sinclair, James, 'Hides, Jack Gordon (1906-1938), public servant and explorer', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 282-283. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090292b.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.