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2024 June PNG Kundu


Australia Will Never Forget!

After spending two days walking the Kokoda Trail in often arduous terrain, the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, the Hon. James Marape, and the Australian Prime Minister, the Hon. Anthony Albanese, laid wreaths...

PNGAA REPORT

2024 PNGAA AGM The PNGAA Annual General Meeting and Lunch on Sunday, 5 May 2024, was a happy, friendly, successful day for PNGAA. The guest speaker was Joanne Sharpe, the Director for Justice and...

EVENTS ROUNDUP

PERTH—PNGAA WA Catch Up Friday, 3 May 2024 The PNGAA WA meets quarterly in Perth and sometimes members catch up outside of the larger group. There was a recent get-together at the RAAFA Club,...

LETTERS & REVIEWS

Information Please I am looking for information on a Lieut. Kevin L Smith who was possibly on army service in PNG in East New Britain. After being discharged at the end of the war,...

BOOK REVIEW

Planting Memories: A Settler’s Life on the Sogeri Plateau Anthea Matley For those who enjoy a trip down an expatriate’s memory lane of life in Papua New Guinea just prior to Independence, this book...

PNG IN THE NEWS

PNG PM Survives Vote of No Confidence PNG PM James Marape survived a vote of no confidence in mid-February 2024. A statement from the Australian Institute of International Affairs: In mid-February, rather than wait...

VALES & TRIBUTES

ANDERSSON | BEATTIE | BECKHAUS | CLARKE | POTTS | TATE | NELSON KOHNKE, Glenys d. 8 May 2024, aged 75 years MAYNARD, Peter d. 16 April 2024 NEEDHAM, Terence d. 2 May 2024 TROY,...

MEMORIAL NEWS

Anzac Day EVENTS, Rabaul 2024 As I landed in Rabaul, the skilled, female Air Niugini pilot slammed on the brakes. It was effective because we then cruised into the terminal in fairly leisurely fashion. Passengers...

Muriel Larner MBE—a Mother’s Legacy

Rosalie Everest Rosalie Everest plans to return to the Eastern Highlands of PNG in June 2024 with her mother’s ashes. This is Part 1 of a two-part story. Before my mother, Muriel Larner, née...

Crossing the Saruwageds, Easter 1976 Part Two

Ian Howie-Willis Part One of this three-part series described how the author and his three Papua New Guinea University of Technology (Unitech) companions lost their way in dense fog while crossing the broad plateau...

Matapui

EKKE BEINSSEN Part Two The previous edition of PNG Kundu published Part 1 of Matapui, an account written by Ekke Beinssen about a 1929 exploratory expedition that sought to find the source of the...

Part-Time Journalist in Rabaul

Michael White I arrived in Rabaul on Christmas Eve 1967, a newly-minted adult at 21, to take up a position as Station Clerk, Rabaul Police Station. I had spent the previous two and a...

Honouring Max

Part One Max Macgowan & John May, Rabaul, 1941 Tempe Macgowan (TM) & Marian May (MM) This article was co-written by Tempe Macgowan and Marian May, honouring the life of Max Macgowan, one of...

Panguna Mine—A House with a View

Simon Pentanu PANGUNA on Bougainville Island has many stories to tell. There is a helluva lot to see—enough beauty and destruction to boggle the mind whenever you visit up here. Once upon a time,...

The Fish Trap Builders of Raluana Village

John F Bent Sixty years ago, I had the privilege of being employed by the Papua New Guinea Department of Agriculture, Stock and Fisheries as an agricultural extension officer. To my local colleagues and...

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