Pacific Islands Monthly

Pacific Islands Monthly, commonly referred to as "PIM", was a magazine founded in 1930 in Sydney by New Zealand born journalist R.W. Robson.

Pacific Islands Monthly
EditorR.W. Robson
FounderRobert William Robson
Final issue2000
ISSN0030-8722 (print)
1563-5759 (web)


Pacific Islands Monthly was started in Sydney in 1930.[1] The first issue ran in August 1930.[1] It consisted of 12 pages and was in the format of a newspaper. The following year it was presented in magazine format.[2] Its founder Robert William Robson, who was originally from New Zealand, moved to Sydney, Australia during World War I.[3] The journalists for the magazine were said to be some of the Pacific's most respected.[4]

During the 1940s the magazine included advertisements for W. R. Carpenter & Co.[5]

The magazine ran for approximately 70 years with the first issue on 16 August 1930 and the last issue on 1 June 2000.[6]

Pacific Islands Monthly (1931-2000) has been digitised, and is now freely available online through Trove.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Pacific Islands Monthly". Fragmented Identities. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  2. ^ The Australian National University, Canberra Collection DOC 331 - Pacific Islands Monthly Sydney: Pacific Publications. Vol. 1, No. 1+, Aug. 1930+
  3. ^ Craig, Robert D. "Pacific Islands Monthly (PIM)". Historical Dictionary of Polynesia. pp. 204–205. ISBN 9781461659389.
  4. ^ Wurm, Stephen A.; Mühlhäusler, Peter; Tryon, Darrell T., eds. (2011). Atlas of Languages of Intercultural Communication in the Pacific, Asia, and the Americas. Walter de Gruyter. p. 1404. ISBN 9783110819724.
  5. ^ Fortune, Kate (2000). "Carpenter Group". In Lal, Brij V.; Fortune, Kate (eds.). The Pacific Islands: An Encyclopedia, Volume 1. University of Hawaii Press. p. 218. ISBN 9780824822651.
  6. ^ Benson, Eugene; Conolly, L.W., eds. (2004). "Literary Magazines (South Pacific)". Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English. Routledge. p. 905. ISBN 9781134468485.
  7. ^ "Pacific Islands Monthly: PIM". Trove. National Library of Australia.