Category: Time before


The annexation of New Guinea

Expansion of colonial interests in the Pacific – Queensland Govt Gazette – 1876. A refusal by the Crown to support Queensland in its quest for annexation of PNG. A reflection of interests and attitudes of...


Island trader, Gordon Harris

This story was found amongst papers written by Gordon Harris, formerly of Biwa Plantation on Djaul Island in the New Ireland Province. They were provided to the PNGAA by MaryLou Uechtritz. The islands off...


SY Komet

In the September 2003 issue of Una Voce, Dick Doyle raised a question about the fate of the German gunboat, the Komet, hidden in the spectacular Johan Albrecht Harbour at Witu during the start...