Issue: 2022 4 December PNG Kundu

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Memorial News

Memorial News Are You Interested in a Trip to Rabaul? A number of people have expressed an interest in returning to Rabaul with a group of interested travellers. The week around Anzac Day 2023...

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PNGAA Report

The next edition of PNG Kundu seems to come around very quickly and, as I write this report, I am reflecting on the state of the PNGAA and what has been achieved so far...

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PNG IN THE NEWS

Two Women Elected to PNG Parliament in 2022 Poll Jo Chandler, supported by the Judith Neilson Institute, and writing in the Guardian, has reported how Rufina Peter, an economist, became just the eighth woman...

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Letters & Memories

Airstrips at Lake Kutubu The brief history of the Terrells in the September issue of PNG Kundu is excellent but there is an error in the second paragraph, page 41. The original Lake Kutubu...

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Events Diary

PERTH PNGAA Christmas Lunch Friday, 25 November 2022 Venue: RAAF Memorial Estate, 2 Bull Creek Drive, Bull Creek Time: 11.30 am for 12 noon Contact: Linda Cavanaugh Manning (Mob.) 0429 099 053 or lindam121@bigpond.com  CANBERRA...

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Japanese Prison Ships

Readers of PNG Kundu are familiar with the sinking of the Japanese prison ship, Montevideo Maru, on 1 July 1942, and that 20 of the Japanese crew successfully abandoned the ship leaving the prisoners...

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How Do Papua New Guineans Count? – CA Volker

Professor Volker is a linguist living in New Ireland, and an Adjunct Professor in The Cairns Institute, James Cook University in Australia. He welcomes your language questions for his monthly discussions at  http://craig.volker@jcu.edu.au. For...

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Coca Cola Diplomacy in Papua New Guinea

Deryck Thompson In 2017 I was working for an exploration company in the far west of the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Our exploration camp, Kili Teke, was in the middle of nowhere on...

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Guam Lakes Patrol – Des Pike

In January 1972, I undertook a brief patrol of the Nodabu region of the Aiome Patrol Post administrative area, which includes villages along the banks of the Ramu River. As this was to be...

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Plantation Life in the 1960s – Ian Smith

Isolated and remote locations like the New Guinea Islands seemed to attract colourful and interesting people in the 1960s. Some of these characters were involved in the management of copra and cocoa plantations. Many...