Category: Cultural insights

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Revisiting PNG: Graham Jones

That so many delightful and interesting stories fill the pages of Una Voce and PNG Attitude convinced me to add my small contribution to the mill. In October 2010, after years of procrastination, I...

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Settling the debt: Graham Egan

It was my first flight ever. In Sydney, just before midnight on 5 December 1966, a TAA Electra lumbered into the air, turned north and flew all night, with a brief stop at Brisbane,...

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PNGAA Symposium Dinner speech: Andrea Williams

2014 ANZAC Centenary Commemorative DinnerWednesday 17 September 2014Stranger’s Dining Room, NSW Parliament House, Sydney Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, and friends: Good evening and a very special welcome to: The Hon. Julie Bishop, Minister...

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Heavens above: Paul Dennett

Out in the PNG bush well away from the obtrusive light of town supplies, the clear night sky presented a wondrously beautiful spectacle. The stars glittering in their multitudes seemed much closer there than...

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A New Guinea Christmas: Paul Oates

Sialum Patrol Post was situated on the north-eastern tip of the Huon Peninsular about 60 miles north of Finschhafen, the sub district headquarters. I say ‘about 60 miles’ because the Lutheran Missionary at Kalasa...

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Tales out of school: David J Craig

In 1960 I was appointed Principal at Gon Primary (T) School on the outskirts of Kundiawa in the Eastern Highlands after twelve months at Henganofi. Students came from all over the district and slept...