The following are stories of special significance to the PNGAA.

The documents are in PDF format which can be downloaded and read at your leisure. Please enjoy.

Additional content will be added as it becomes available.




A Didiman's Diary - A story of people, places and patrols in the life of an Agricultural Extension Officer (Didiman) in the Territory of Papua New Guinea from 1956–65.

David Montgomery

A Kiap’s Chronicle

Bill Brown, MBE

A tribute to Fred Kaad


Keepers of the Gate - New Guinea Volunteer Rifles: 1942

Phil Ainsworth

Tisa: A Teacher’s Experience in PNG 1962–75

Roy Kirkby

Taim Bilong Kiap

Peter Worsley

Taim Bipo: People of the Nomad District When the White Men Came -

This book, with photographs by Bob Hoad, was published to mark the opening in 2020 of a high school at Mougulu. The families of students at the new school will share some of those memories and, perhaps, students will be encouraged to write the history that is remembered by their parents and grandparents.

PETER DWYER & MONICA MINNEGAL. Photography by Bob Hoad

Adventures in New Guinea - Fiction

Louis Tregance

Kiaps & the Russian Army

Chips Mackellar


Worked for Burns Philp in Popondetta and Port Moresby from 1980 through 1987

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