Issue: 2020 4 December PNG Kundu

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Memorial News – PNG Kundu Dec 2020

Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Signing of the Surrender of Japanese Forces at Rabaul, 6 September 2020 The Papua New Guinea Association of Australia commemorated the 75th Anniversary of the signing of...

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The Finding of Ok Tedi

I have often meant to write of my 24-day patrol to the Star Mountains (Wopkaimin) in August/September 1966 and the finding of a copper sulphate presence in that remote north-western corner of the then...

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Back to Wau After the War — Part One

Peter Shanahan was one year old when he was evacuated from New Guinea in 1942 whilst his father, Tom, stayed on to fight the Japanese. Peter’s grandparents were Juanita and Carl Wilde of Emira. Juanita was...

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The Kokoda Correction , ACS

One of Australia’s longest running controversies which still ignites passion on both sides of the debate—often fuelled by myth and mis-information—is what to call the wartime overland route from Port Moresby to Kokoda—is it...

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Record Delivery Time

Jack Sweeney, who sadly passed away on 19 May 2018, aged ninety-seven, initially arrived in PNG in 1955 and worked for several years in various jobs, including crocodile shooting. In the 1960s he built...

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PNG Memories

The September issue of PNG Kundu 2020 arrived the day before I was due to drive to Melbourne from my home in Swifts Creek, Victoria, to catch a flight to Cairns for my return...

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ART & BOOK REVIEWS

Congratulations to Julianne Ross Allcorn The Papua New Guinea Association of Australia congratulates Julianne Ross Allcorn for being awarded the Trustees’ Watercolour Prize in the Wynne Prize 2020, held at the Art Gallery NSW....

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PNGAA Update

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...

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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...