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PNG IN THE NEWS

Death of Founding Father Sir Pita Lus was born on 16 Sept-ember 1935 in Lehinga in the Sepik district and died in Maprik not long after Independence Day in 2021. He was a founding...

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MEMORIAL NEWS

Commemorating the 80th Anniversary Commemorative Service—1 July 2022 A special service will be held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on 1 July 2022. A dinner will also be hosted that evening. It...

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VALE & TRIBUTES

BOOTH, Nicholas Peter |BURTON, James Frederick |  KERLEY, Fr Kevin | RAMPLING, Anita (née Larcher) | STEWART, Michael John | WILSON, Roger | Benjamin J White BOOTH, Nicholas Peter 22 November 2021, aged 76 Nick Booth, who...

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BOOKS & ART REVIEWS

Kevin Deutrom When the War Came to Our Ples: Some stories from the Momase Region of PNG When war zones are on the lands of indigenous subsistence farmers, the impact on the inhabitants is...

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LETTERS & MEMORIES

Three Degrees of Separation … Congratulations on another excellent edition of PNG Kundu.  I found the article by Steve Capelin about his novel based on the ill-fated attempt to colonise New Ireland and his...

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EVENTS DIARY

Perth Christmas Lunch, November 2021 The Perth Christmas lunch was held at the RAAF Club on 26 November 2021 and the highlights of the day were the short films of the main towns in...

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PNGAA REPORT

From the President The start of 2022 has come and gone again and perhaps, like me, you are in a little trepidation as to how the remainder of the year will unfold with COVID...

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Prelude to the Pacific War in New Guinea

The New Guinea Campaign of WWII lasted from early 1942 until the Japanese surrender at Wewak in September 1945. During the initial phase, eighty years ago, Japan invaded the Australian-administered Mandated Territory of New...

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A Memory Jogged JOHN QUINN

The December 2021 PNG Kundu article, ‘Recollections of a Plantation Manager’, and especially the few paragraphs about the native, indentured workforce, jogged a dozing gene in my intellect about my early days (1960s) as...

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Images to Ashes DARYL BINNING

After recently moving into a retirement village, I made a distressing discovery. Amongst the personal items and memorabilia from my old home were thousands of feet of motion picture film, which I shot during...