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2023 4 December PNG Kundu


Horse Riding in Port Moresby – Dec PNG Kundu 2023

Deborah Edwards (Mapleson) My family went from Melbourne to Port Moresby in 1966, Dad as the manager of Moniers at Six Mile. We were only there for a year when he passed away, unexpectedly,...

The Merrie England – Dec PNG Kundu 2023

David Jones Merrie England was a pretty ship with a jolly name. She was well known on the Brisbane River when she came for her annual overhaul or regular visits, lying lightly at anchor...

PNGAA REPORT

From the Management Committee President’s Resignation In early September 2023 Chris Pearsall, President of the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia (PNGAA), reluctantly resigned due to ill health, following a fall a few months...

EVENTS DIARY & NEWS

Visit to Bilas Exhibition The rich cultural heritage of the communities in Papua New Guinea (PNG) was showcased in a multimedia exhibition, Bilas, held from 9 June 2023 to 2 October 2023 at the...

LETTERS & MEMORIES

Reminiscing ... I was born at Vunapope mission 1948 and lived at Gilalum plantation out past Bitapaka War Cemetery. My grandfather, JT (Jack) Allan, owned the plantation. Jack was also a coast watcher during...

BOOK & ART REVIEWS

Still Waters Run Deep LOUISA VALENTINE The author lived in Port Moresby from 1969–74, accompanying her husband who worked for Posts & Telegraphs, while she worked for the Department of Agriculture Stock & Fisheries...

PNG IN THE NEWS – Dec PNG Kundu 2023

Paul Puri Nii wins Writers Award in Australia The Book Manuscript Award of the First Nations Writers Festival (FNWF) was awarded to Paul Puri Nii, a Papua New Guinea national, at a ceremony in...

VALES – Dec PNG Kundu 2023

HARRIS | HELEN & JIM | WEBER    HARRIS, Gregory Vincent 23 August 2023 Greg passed away in Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide after a short illness. He was 75 years old. Greg’s early career...

MEMORIAL NEWS

Tell Your Story! Remembrance Day, 11 November 2023 and RMvM’s online education Patrick Bourke, the RMvM Education Co-ordinator, continues to contact schools to share our story—but the association needs your help to do this...

Compiling the Austronesian Deluge Myths – Dec PNG Kundu 2023

Valdis Gauss The island of Taiwan is the ancestral homeland of about 575,000 Austronesians who belong to one of sixteen officially recognised aboriginal tribes. Approximately one fifth of this number has retained functional usage...

Two Cargo Cults and Their Origin

Mary Mennis MBE Brian Mennis, my husband, wrote about two cargo cults he witnessed when he was working with the US Airforce in Papua New Guinea. Brian arrived in the country in 1959 and...

A Good Beginning – Dec PNG KUNDU 2023

Kerry Wilson In 1955, Most Rev. Leo Arkfield, SVD, DD, visited the Reverend Mother Damian Duncombe rsm at All Hallows’ Convent in Ann Street, Brisbane. Born in the United States and in charge of...

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