Issue: 2021 December PNG Kundu

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The Mount Turu Cargo Cult of 1971

Graham Egan I learnt about cargo cults during teacher training at the Australian School of Pacific Administration (ASOPA) and, while teaching at Maprik High School, fifty years ago in 1971, I encountered one. Its...

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Bristol Freighter Meets Wau Airstrip

Ron Austin The ex-Pakistani aircraft described by me in a previous issue of PNG Kundu was not the first of the Bristol Freighters (B170s) to fly in the Territory of Papua New Guinea (TPNG)....

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The Colony of La Nouvelle France and Paradiso—a Novel

Steve Capelin In 1880, one of the more bizarre stories of emigration took place when a French entrepreneur, the Marquis De Rays, dreamt up a preposterous scheme to annex and colonise New Guinea. He...

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Goroka’s Lovely Loos

Kalolaine Fainu After a number of delays, with time to reflect on why my flight the previous day had been turned around en route, I finally found myself travelling high above the highlands of...

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On Medical Patrol in the Highlands in 1969

RUPERT GUDE As the plane took off from the Unani airstrip I realised that it would be three weeks before another came to take us back to Kundiawa. I had volunteered to be a...

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The PNG Star Mountains: Still Wild After All These Years

Chris Sharples—Part Two This narrative follows on from the first part published in the previous issue of PNG Kundu and describes the culmination of our venture to the PNG Star Mountains summits after parting...

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A Smile from the Deep

Quentin Anthony The Time: 1953 The Place: A tiny coral atoll about sixty miles east of the eastern tip of the Papua New Guinea mainland. The Circumstances: I was a young patrol officer posted...

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The Foundation Committee of the PNGAA

John Egerton, AM In 1951 the reorganisation of the administration of the New Guinea territories by the Commonwealth Government meant that many people who had worked there before the war, and those who now...

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Rabaul … September 1994

Twenty-seven years ago, on Monday, 19 September 1994, the volcanoes, Vulcan and Tavurvur, erupted and destroyed the once-picturesque coastal town of Rabaul. The town and most nearby villages were evacuated before the eruption but,...