Issue: 2020 2 June PNG Kundu

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The Free West Papua Movement

‘ PNG Kundu’ readers may remember seeing on the news in October last year graphic pictures of unrest in the now Indonesian controlled province of West Papua. Rampaging groups of Papuans with troops firing...

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LETTERS & ENQUIRIES

Administration Records Recently some colleagues and I, who were veterinary officers in the then Territory of Papua & New Guinea (TP&NG), prepared a paper on the Territory’s veterinary service between the end of World...

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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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ART & BOOK REVIEWS

Featuring new books about Papua New Guinea and reviews, art and craft exhibitions, interviews of interest to members and information for authors, artists and craftspeople—please send your articles and photos to editor@pngaa.net Playing Their...

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Bert Kienzle: The Architect of Kokoda

Captain Herbert Thomson ‘Bert’ Kienzle was born in Fiji in 1905 of Samoan, English, German descent. In WWI he and his family were all imprisoned in internment camps at Bourke and Molonglo because of...

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Robinson Sakiki, MM

Increased social media during the lockdown Anzac Day period prompted the emergence of extraordinary ‘lost’ history of Papua New Guineans who fought bravely alongside Australians and Americans in WWII. One captivating post by Kokoda...

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Vale – Kundu June 2020

The recent history of Papua New Guinea is intimately bound up with the people who made PNG their home and, in many cases, their life’s work—it is therefore fitting, but also with deep regret,...

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MEMORIAL NEWS

The Rabaul & Montevideo Maru Society was established in 2009 and integrated into the PNGAA in 2013. The society encourages students and adults to explore the significance of WWII in the Papua New Guinea...

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The Swamp Ghost

The Swamp Ghost was the nickname given to a WWII B17E bomber wreck that was located inland of Dyke Ackland Bay, in the Agaiembo swamp, in today’s Oro Province of PNG. The wreck rested...

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Misima After Thirty Years

In 2018 I was working in Papua New Guinea and on one of my field breaks, I met my wife, Dympna, in Moresby and we made a short visit to Misima Island, in the...

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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,...