Issue: 2015 2 June Una Voce

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Mick Jagger visits PNG

Sir Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) took a cruise through the Trobriand Island aboard the Kalibobo Spirit with Sir Peter Barter in late November 2014. He was impressed with his visit and said he would...

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2014 PNG Games

Hosted by Lae City, Morobe Province The PNG Games were initiated by the PNG National Sports Institute of the PNG Sports  Foundation in 2000 to provide the opportunity for youths to represent their provinces...

Presidents Update

It’s been tremendously exciting to see this first colour issue of Una Voce take shape. Splashes of vibrant colour energise us and are combined with a wonderful balance of articles. Many thanks to Dianne...

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A Chance Encounter

We decided to travel to Sydney by public transport to attend the PNGAA lunch in December 2014. Saturday: Bingie to Moruya; bus to Nowra; bus to Bomaderry; diesel train to Kiama; suburban service to...

Des Martin receives PNG medal

On 3 March 2015 Des Martin was presented with the PNG medal of the Order of Logohu (Bird of Paradise) in a ceremony in Brisbane. Magdalene Moi-He, the PNG Consulate General in Brisbane, presented...

Gallipoli Veterans Lost on Montevideo Maru

The sinking of the Japanese prisoner transport ship Montevideo Maru 73 years ago  remains Australia’s greatest maritime disaster – and there is a tragic link with Gallipoli. Recent research revealed that 15 of the...

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Early history of aviation in PNG

A video compiled by the Gray family will appeal to anyone interested in the early history of aviation in PNG. The video is made available with the permission of the Gray family and is...

Dental Clinic

The YWAM dental clinic is now up and running, treating the first patients onboard on 26 April 2015. At a combined gathering on board the ship in Sydney late last year, the Wantok Group...

Youth with a Mission (YWAM)

This little one was born in Sisiami village. She was delivered with the help of a clean birth kit in the grass and the mud near the river bank. Mother and baby are well...

Notes from the Northern Territory

The PNG-Australia Social and Cultural Group in Darwin can be described as inactive. Nothing new there, I suggest. Forty years ago the German Club and the Italian Club in Alice Springs were flourishing. Both...

Christopher Viner-Smith, OAM

Christopher Viner-Smith was named in the 2015 Australia Day Honours list, with the citation: The Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division, for services to community history particularly through securing recognition...

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The King & I

“Well, I’m here now, so let’s go ahead and do it,” I reply. I am in the south of Bougainville Island and dressed for the tropical heat in a singlet and shorts. He looks...

Barry Taverner, Scenery and Seismic in Papua New Guinea

Published in 2014 by Barry Taverner, printed in Singapore by Paradigm Print Media. ISBN: 9780994150103, Hardcover with dust jacket,133 pages, landscape format. Available from William Adrian McGrath. Weight 900 grams, cost $49 plus postage....

Moresby – paradise for women

The Argus, Melbourne, December 1953 Papua’s summer temperature was much more moderate and pleasant, she said, ‘I am longing to return home to cool off’, Mrs. Wardrop added. She has been in Melbourne for...

Peter Thompson and Robert Macklin, Operation Rimau

Published in 2015 by Hachette Australia ISBN: 9780733633478, Paperback, 352 pages. Available at Berkelouw Books, Cronulla for $29.99. Previously published as Kill the Tiger, new material has been added to this edition of  Operation...