PNG Celebrates 45 Years of Independence

PNG Celebrates 45 Years of Independence

His Excellency Sir Hubert Murray,Governor of Papua (1908–40), during his travels.

FORTY-FIVE YEARS AGO, on 16 September 1975, the nation of Papua New Guinea achieved its
independence from Australia and we, the members of the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia,
are proud of our past and continuing contributions to the Independent Nation of Papua New Guinea.

Featured here are some memories from the pre-Independence days in Papua and New Guinea.




Wong You’s famous store at Buka, c.1960s

Port Moresby in the late 1950s, with Koki bottom right and the surrounding suburb of Badili behind and to the top left


Qantas flight arriving Lae, 1945 or 1946. Note that this aircraft, VH-AFA, had the distinction of operating the first Qantas service between Australia

Policeman directing traffic at the Koki Markets, Port Moresby, c.1960s 


Prince Philip with Deputy District Commissioner Len Aisbett (left) at Mt Hagen in 1971


Worked for Burns Philp in Popondetta and Port Moresby from 1980 through 1987

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