Category: Places

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Shake Baby Shake

By Paul Dennett Early in 1963 I applied for a teaching job in PNG.  The first step required me to undertake a six-month course at Malaguna Teachers College in Rabaul to gain teaching qualifications. ...

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Waste not: Denis Compston

I was manager of Potsdam Plantation for four years in the early 60s and no doubt a few readers of Una Voce will have read some of my short stories of plantation life. otsdam...

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Waste not: Denis Compston

I was manager of Potsdam Plantation for four years in the early 60s and no doubt a few readers of Una Voce will have read some of my short stories of plantation life. otsdam...

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Kiunga rubber 40 years later: George Greenwood

Recently my wife and I returned to Kiunga after 40-odd years to see the results of my planting the first rubber in Kiunga. The Honourable Warren Dutton, OBE, and his delightful wife Joy’s hospitality...

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Kiunga rubber 40 years later: George Greenwood

Recently my wife and I returned to Kiunga after 40-odd years to see the results of my planting the first rubber in Kiunga. The Honourable Warren Dutton, OBE, and his delightful wife Joy’s hospitality...

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Tunnel adventures in Rabaul: Rod Pearce

During the Japanese occupation of Rabaul in WWII, 300 to 500 kilometres of tunnels were dug into the volcanic soil around the Gazelle Peninsula and the caldera wall surrounding Rabaul Harbour. This was primarily...

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Tabibuga–My experience: Roy Kirkby

The Jimi Primary T School at Tabibuga in 1963. About half the students were boarders from up and down the valley and from 8 different language groups. Great to have those stories of experiences...

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Goroka revisited: Bob Cleland

In my article Cruise to Rabaul, I ended saying how I had found, among the people I met, “…an eagerness for the upcoming elections and the hope that a new government could set PNG...

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Taim tudak (Time of darkness): Peter Barter

Volcanic eruptions have long fascinated people. Almost everybody knows something about the 1883 eruption of Krakatau (Indonesia), commonly regarded as the biggest during the last few hundred years. Such knowledge stems from detailed field...