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Montevideo Maru - Australia's Greatest Maritime Disaster

Montevideo Maru – Australia’s Greatest Maritime Disaster

Few Australians know this story – but all should. Seventy-seven years ago today 1053 civilians and Australian troops were about to begin their last tragic journey from Rabaul, the capital of Australian-mandated New Guinea. They were crammed onto a Japanese ‘Hell Ship’, the Montevideo Maru, for transport to Hainan as slave labour. The ship left Rabaul ...

Great Australian Medical Moments – Pt2 – Dr Michael Alpers and Kuru

ABC’s Nightlife with Suzanne Hill on 28 December 2020 featured a fascinating interview with Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy – Clinical immunologist (pioneer in a field known as mucosal immunology) and author of the forthcoming book, ‘The Long Enlightenment: Australian science from its beginning to the mid 20th century’, and Dr Peter Hobbins – Historian of ...

Major General the Hon. Michael Jeffery AC, AO(Mil), CVO, MC (Retd)    by Max Uechtritz

Major General the Hon. Michael Jeffery AC, AO(Mil), CVO, MC (Retd) by Max Uechtritz

  SYDNEY –A great Australian, former governor-general, Major-General Michael Jeffery AC GCL CVO MC, died on Friday at the age of 83. General Jeffery had a close association with Papua New Guinea as the last Australian commanding officer of 2 PIR and as co-patron of the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia (PNGAA) since 2003. He had two ...

Tales of PNG Speakers Event - 21 March 2021

Tales of PNG Speakers Event – 21 March 2021

Another fabulous PNGAA event at Hornsby RSL on 21 March 2021 with thanks to Sara Turner. Speakers and topics were: Jan Anthony – ‘The Way It Was’ Dr Jennifer Gagau – ‘Life of a PNG Doctor’ Robin Hodgson – ‘Collecting Artefacts and Trading in PNG’ The three speakers were fascinating and entertaining. Diverse topics and experiences were enjoyed and had ...

AGM event in Sydney - 1 May 2021

AGM event in Sydney – 1 May 2021

The 70th Annual General Meeting of the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia, Incorporated will be held in Sydney on Saturday, 1 May 2021. The featured speaker at this event is Ms Alice Kang (Director of the Kokoda Walkway Memorial in Concord, NSW). She will talk about the inception of the Kokoda Walkway Memorial and its ...

Event:  PNG Tales - Jan Anthony, Jennifer Gagau, and Robin Hodgson - Sydney 21 March 2021

Event: PNG Tales – Jan Anthony, Jennifer Gagau, and Robin Hodgson – Sydney 21 March 2021

PNG TALES    There is still time . . . .  but not very much . . .  you must be quick. Date:  SUNDAY 21st March 2021 Speakers:       Jan Anthony – “ The Way it was”       Dr Jennifer Gagau – “Life of a PNG Doctor”       Robin Hodgson –  “Collecting Artefacts and Trading in PNG” Venue:  ...

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