I was assigned to read through Volume 10 of the patrol reports. After reading through almost 174 pages (I must admit, some pages were illegible due to the natural wear-and-tear […]
These blog posts were written by students during Summer 2018 as part of the requirement for their CAT 124 Practicum course. Each week students were given a prompt and asked to reflect on the questions in 300-500 words.
Final Analysis (due Friday, August 3) – Explain how the subjects terms were chosen for your patrol report while providing a critical analysis of the personal biases influencing your analysis. Summarize the findings and key terms identified from your patrol report analysis. Take into consideration your background and personal biases in interpreting the patrol reports. Reflect on the course themes: Who controls knowledge? How has your perspective changed by analyzing the perspectives presented in the patrol reports and readings? Incorporate at least two of the course readings into your analysis. Consider how the readings affected your interpretation. Make an argument explaining why you chose these themes and how your analysis connects to topics discussed in the course.
My reflection of the study of the volume 3 patrol reports in Central District, Port Moresby, 1944-1946 indicates that there are several factors which could easily influence the outcome of […]
As mentioned in one of the class discussions, by a fellow classmate, it’s almost impossible to be objective. In a sense, I believe that to be true. There is no […]
Throughout the close observation of patrol reports of West New Britain district from 1961 to 1962, I could understand how the indigenous people in West New Britain interacted with kiaps. […]
My assigned volume centers around village, plantation, and native labor inspections; tax collection; and census taking and updating. Patrol Officers held Court for Native Matters, recruited new A.C.s, and distributed […]
In choosing my subject terms at a volume level for this collection of patrol reports from the East Sepik region, Yangoru during the early 1950’s, I approached the process with […]
I was assigned to review the patrol reports of West New Britain, Papua New Guinea from 1968-1969. The main topics that circulated these patrol reports were economic development, road construction, […]
Reflecting on the overall CAT124 course, I’ve recognized that several of my personal biases while heading into the course have largely disintegrated or have morphed into a separate understanding of […]
Reflecting back on the first patrol I read in the class I can remember having some expectations as to what I wanted the patrol reports to be about. Initially I […]