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2020 4 December PNG Kundu


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...

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...

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...

Pilgrimage to Rabaul: Aussie Col’s Legacy

For a Brisbane family, a cruise to Papua New Guinea’s Rabaul was not just a frivolous holiday, but a pilgrimage honouring memory, family and a father’s final wish. Papua New Guinea has always held...

The Christmas of 1968: The Longest Ever

… I’ve seen Santa. He has fuzzy brown hair, brown skin, a laplap around his waist and bare feet; and there was not one scrap of red winter apparel with white trim on him...

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...

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...

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....

PNGAA Vale

  AISBETT, Margaret  -   19 July 2020  ALLAN, Valerie (née Grant)   -   8 May 2020 age 83 Valerie was born in Adelaide on 28 January 1937 to Methodist Missionary parents, Dawn and Ralph Grant....

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...

Events Calendar

As we are all aware with current circumstances, anything could change before events. The PNGAA will be guided by government advice on gatherings, and any changes to events will be advised as required. Please...

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...

PNG in the News

Featuring articles and news reports about contemporary Papua New Guinea—also included are the nation’s sporting achievements and events, and stories about young people doing interesting things— we encourage young people to become involved in...

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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