Category: Cultural insights

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BOOKS & ART REVIEWS

A Constant Forester Paul Ryan This is the story of Paul Ryan’s forestry career, but it’s not just about trees. It also relates to his growing involvement with the people who, living in or...

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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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A Concrete Legacy DAVID (Dave) KEATING, OAM

After being at ASOPA from 1961–62 I taught at four high schools in Papua New Guinea (PNG)—Malabunga, Goroka, Karkar and Brandi—from 1963 to 1977.  It is often hard to judge our impact as teachers....

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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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Art & Book Reviews

Featuring books about Papua New Guinea and reviews, art and craft exhibitions, interviews of interest to members and information for authors, artists and craftspeople.    Michael Veitch  The Battle of the Bismarck Sea During...

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Goroka’s Lovely Loos

Kalolaine Fainu After a number of delays, with time to reflect on why my flight the previous day had been turned around en route, I finally found myself travelling high above the highlands of...