The Paget Collection comprises roughly two hundred works on various aspects of the Netherlands Indies such as the colonial history, economic development, adat or customary law and the colonial legal system.
The majority of the works date from the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century and are written in Dutch. Works written in English, German, French and Indonesian are also included in the collection.
The collection includes a large number of photographs that touch on many aspects of colonial society, such as classical temples, agriculture, urban life, European and Indo-European social life.
The collection was purchased from Roger K. Paget in the 1990s. Further supplementary material was provided by Roger in 2006.
Details of the collections are available in the Library Catalogue.
[Identification of item], Paget Collection, QB 14, Special Collections, Murdoch University Library, Murdoch, Western Australia.
Access the collection
Fragile items and those not individually catalogued are housed in a boxed collection with call number QB 14 and a box and Paget number. Complete the call number section of the request form with these details. For example, QB 14 Box 1 PAGET/11.
All other items in the collection are individually catalogued, with call numbers QX, QY, or QZ and Paget number. Complete the call number section of the request form with these details. For example, QX PAGET 100.
Items which have been individually catalogued, including supplementary material, can be retrieved by call number search: QB 14 BOX.