Category: Cultural insights

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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...

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Bougainville

Description Contributor Link Bougainville/Buka Scenes – 1969-73 – From Dennis Gray’s PNG Aviation Dennis Gray Link Kieta 1965 Peter Steel Link

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The Met – New York, Oceania exhibit

The Oceania art gallery, in The Michael C Rockefeller Wing at The Met, New York has temporarily closed in early 2021 in preparation for an exciting new renovation project which will re-envision the collection...