Author: Roy

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PNGAA Events Schedule

As we are all aware with current circumstances, anything could change before events. The PNGAA will be guided by government advice on gatherings, and any changes to events will be advised as required. Please...

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Make a Donation to the PNGAA

Support the PNGAA Objectives by making a donation. The PNGAA Objectives: to strengthen the civil relationship between the peoples of Australia and Papua New Guinea; to foster and maintain an interest in contemporary and...

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Brisbane Paradise Palette – November 4 – 15, 2020

Haus Piksa This is a PNG Film Festival &Contemporary Art Exhibition curated by Don Wotton on behalf of the Tumbuna Visual Arts Assoc.  Venue: Petrie Terrace Gallery, 3/162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane Dates: 04–15 November 2020 –...

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The Finding of Ok Tedi

I have often meant to write of my 24-day patrol to the Star Mountains (Wopkaimin) in August/September 1966 and the finding of a copper sulphate presence in that remote north-western corner of the then...

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Back to Wau After the War — Part One

Peter Shanahan was one year old when he was evacuated from New Guinea in 1942 whilst his father, Tom, stayed on to fight the Japanese. Peter’s grandparents were Juanita and Carl Wilde of Emira. Juanita was...

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The Kokoda Correction , ACS

One of Australia’s longest running controversies which still ignites passion on both sides of the debate—often fuelled by myth and mis-information—is what to call the wartime overland route from Port Moresby to Kokoda—is it...