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2020 3 September PNG Kundu


Frederick Peter Christian Kaad, OBE – Sept 2020 kundu

With specials thanks to Gaynor Kaad, for her major contribution and generous assistance Frederick Peter Christian Kaad, OBE, we salute you with a tribute of admiration and respect from the members on 12 September...

Tragic Events at Tauta – Sept 2020 Kundu

My first task this fateful day in September 1964 entailed flying a DCA aerodrome inspector from Goroka to Nondugl in the Cessna 185. Though my intention was to wait at Nondugl while the inspector...

Kiaps and the Antarctic – Sept 2020 Kundu

This is a short, and probably incomplete, history of kiaps and the Antarctic. Around 1975, when Papua New Guinea gained Independence, many kiaps began to consider their future job prospects. Contract kiaps, in particular,...

It All Started With Jeeps – Sept 2020 Kundu

I was born in Toowoomba in 1940 to a farming family. My mother had plans for me, but my father had a practical bent, and after spending time at Toowoomba Grammar I left school...

VALE – Sept 2020 Kundu

BENJAMIN, Max       -       15 July 2020, aged 72 Max Benjamin trained as an agri-culturalist at Muresk Agricultural College at Northam, east of Perth in Western Australia. He went to West...

ART & BOOK REVIEWS – Sept 2020 Kundu

This section features new books about Papua New Guinea and reviews, art and craft exhibitions, interviews of interest to members and information for authors, artists and craftspeople—please send your articles and photos to editor@pngaa.net...

PNG Celebrates 45 Years of Independence

FORTY-FIVE YEARS AGO, on 16 September 1975, the nation of Papua New Guinea achieved its independence from Australia and we, the members of the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia, are proud of our...

PNGAA Update – Sept 2020 Kundu

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...

Notice of Annual General Meeting – Sept 2020 Kundu

Notice of Annual General Meeting and of Motion for Special Resolution 29 October 2020 THE 69th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia Incorporated will be held in Sydney on...

Memorial News – Sept 2020 Kundu

The Rabaul & Montevideo Maru Society was  established in 2009 and integrated into the PNGAA  in 2013. The society encourages students and adults to explore the significance of WWII in the Papua New Guinea...

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...

Journal archives from past years