Category: Cultural insights

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How Do Papua New Guineans Count? – CA Volker

Professor Volker is a linguist living in New Ireland, and an Adjunct Professor in The Cairns Institute, James Cook University in Australia. He welcomes your language questions for his monthly discussions at  http://craig.volker@jcu.edu.au. For...

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Guam Lakes Patrol – Des Pike

In January 1972, I undertook a brief patrol of the Nodabu region of the Aiome Patrol Post administrative area, which includes villages along the banks of the Ramu River. As this was to be...

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Plantation Life in the 1960s – Ian Smith

Isolated and remote locations like the New Guinea Islands seemed to attract colourful and interesting people in the 1960s. Some of these characters were involved in the management of copra and cocoa plantations. Many...

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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...