Category: People

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Gemo Island Hospital: in the Beginning

In 1937, English nurse Constance Fairhall, known to her colleagues as ‘Paul’, started a hospital for tuberculosis and leprosy on an island in Port Moresby harbour called Hanudamava, better known as Gemo. In 1934,...

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With DCA in PNG

My late father, John Walker, a long-term member of PNGAA, had two spells in PNG with the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA). The first was in 1946 when he was appointed officer-in-charge of Jackson...

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Be Prepared for the Unexpected

When you get off the plane at the airport in Port Moresby, you’re met with a large sign welcoming you to the ‘land of the unexpected’. It’s a phrase used often in relation to...

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PNG in the News

Featuring articles and news reports about contemporary Papua New Guinea—also included are the nation’s sporting achievements and events, and stories about young people doing interesting things— we encourage young people to become involved in...

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My Last Years as a Kiap

From 23 April 1953 to 27 August 1976 I was a field administrator or kiap in Papua New Guinea. The administrative areas now called Provinces were called Districts. I served in Eastern Highlands, Western...