Issue: 2015 2 June Una Voce

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...

Br Barry Louisson, Moments of Truth

Distributed by Christian Brothers, Vunakanau, ENBP, soft cover, 250 pages. Available from Br Barry Louisson barry.vuvu@gmail.com until 3 July 2015. Cost $10 plus postage $23 – PNG to Australia. From 6 July 2015 available...

Leslie Hore’s WWl Pictures

Like many Australian ex-service men, Lt Colonel Leslie FS Hore, MC MID went to the former German colony of New Guinea after WWl. When he died in 1935 he owned a plantation on the...

Christy King receives Star of Courage

Christy King was presented with the Star of Courage bravery award by the Governor-General, Peter Cosgrove, on 30 March 2015. She was cited for the award, one of the country’s highest decorations, for displaying...

Drowning In the Sunshine

On this sunny autumn day We are many miles away Lost in time Drowning in the sunshine. It’s another world For me and you The Second World War The dark days of 1942. Our...

PNG Oral History

Efforts to capture the oral history of WWII through the eyes of Papua New Guineans have  been made possible through an Oral History Program supported by the Kokoda Initiative, a bilateral program of the...

Digitising of Family History

Many PNGAA members would like to give new life to personal or family archival papers. Here is how to do it! I persuaded my 90 year old motherin- law, Marjorie, not to throw out...

PNG Visas for Australians

Sir Peter Barter, Chair of the Madang Visitors and Cultural Bureau, took up the issue of  PNG Visas for Australians with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Rimbik Pato, at the opening of the Cairns...

PNG defines marriage age

The revised Lukautim Pikinini Act will enforce the legal marriage age of 18 years in PNG. It will be illegal for people under 18 to marry under the new law. Constitutional Law Reform Commission...