Issue: 2020 3 September PNG Kundu


Letters & Enquiries

Featuring commentaries about previously published articles and news items, along with opinions of interest to PNGAA members. Also included are enquiries from those who require assistance with their research or finding someone from the...


Memorial News – Sept 2020 Kundu

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...


PNGAA Update – Sept 2020 Kundu

As well as PNGAA events, members of the  Management Committee continue to network on  your behalf, attending a wide range of events and  activities, and encouraging new members and  possible partnerships to keep our...


ART & BOOK REVIEWS – Sept 2020 Kundu

This section features 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


VALE – Sept 2020 Kundu

BENJAMIN, Max       –       15 July 2020, aged 72 Max Benjamin trained as an agri-culturalist at Muresk Agricultural College at Northam, east of Perth in Western Australia. He went to West...


Kiaps and the Antarctic – Sept 2020 Kundu

This is a short, and probably incomplete, history of kiaps and the Antarctic. Around 1975, when Papua New Guinea gained Independence, many kiaps began to consider their future job prospects. Contract kiaps, in particular,...


Tragic Events at Tauta – Sept 2020 Kundu

My first task this fateful day in September 1964 entailed flying a DCA aerodrome inspector from Goroka to Nondugl in the Cessna 185. Though my intention was to wait at Nondugl while the inspector...