Category: Books and Art Reviews

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Bob Gotts’ Butterfly Collection – 25 November 2019, Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO, Canberra

The colourful butterflies of PNG add to this extraordinary country’s beauty and colour. This is a rare opportunity to see Bob Gotts’ amazing collection! Bob Gotts went to PNG to teach and spent 60...

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Art and Books

Nora Heysen, Official War Artist in PNG A recent exhibition was held of the works of Hans and Nora Heysen at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) at Federation Square in Melbourne. Nora Heysen...

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Book Reviews

DENIS LONGHURST: Plantation Papua; PHILLIP BRADLEY: D-Day New Guinea DENIS LONGHURST Plantation Papua We rescued them from what we deemed to be a primitive and dysfunctional existence, gave them a system of our own predilection,...

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Books and Reviews

RB SHAW: The Cross of Goa BEN PARER: The Parer Tales RB SHAW The Cross of Goa Bob Shaw is an accomplished adventure storyteller. He does this through the prism of a Port Moresby-based...

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Book Reviews

Book Reviews: Courage In the Skies by Jim Eames; The Northumbrian Kiap by Robert Forster; Solomon Islanders in World War II by Anna Annie Kwai; LIGHT by Anne McCosker; The Volcano’s Wife by Amalia Cowley &...

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Book Reviews

 Book Reviews: Aitape Story: the Great New Guinea Tsunami of 1998 by Hugh Davies, The Middle Kingdom: A Colonial History of the Highlands of Papua New Guinea by James Sinclair, Sivarai by Chips Mackellar.  Aitape Story: the...