Silent Auction at Sydney Christmas Lunch
A Silent Auction will be held at the PNGAA Christmas Lunch to be held in Sydney on Sunday 3 December 2017. SEE PICTURES OF SOME ITEMS BELOW
So that members and friends, even those not attending the lunch, can have an opportunity to participate, photographs of a number of the items are displayed on this website.
This year we are in need of significant funds to facilitate the trans-shipment of students tables and chairs being donated on a ‘as is where is’ basis from UTS, Sydney, to the University of PNG through its Open College network of campuses and study centres throughout PNG.
Proceeds will all go to PNGAA’s Helpim Wantok Project – https://pngaa.org/blog/2017/08/10/helpim-wantok-project/
Some of our members are assisting the PNGAA by donating special items for this Silent Auction. We hope you will support it by bidding on items too!
If you would like to assist the PNGAA in this project by making an electronic bid on an item, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Saturday 2 December 2017 with the following information:
– the title of the item (this will identify which item)
– your name
– your mobile phone number,
– your residential address
– your maximum bid amount
– note that by sending a bid electronically, it will also confirm that you have read and agree to the Rules of the electronic auction below.
If you would like to make a separate donation, you can also do this at:
Rules of the electronic auction:
Electronic pre-luncheon bids will be taken until 5pm Saturday 2 December 2017 by email only to: email@example.com. No electronic bids will be accepted after this time which is prior to the luncheon. Bids will be open to those present at the luncheon on Sunday 3 December 2017..
Bidders need to supply their bid and their contact details in an email. Do not send money until notified.
Bids will be subject to acceptance by the PNGAA Management Committee.
If you are the highest bidder at the close of the Silent Auction on Sunday 3 December 2017 you will be required to pay the amount on the bid immediately you are advised.
If the recipient is not in Sydney, packaging and posting will be at the recipient’s expense.
Bidders need to agree that their bids will be a firm commitment to immediately transfer the funds to the PNGAA bank account in Sydney at the end of the lunch on Sunday 3 December 2017, if they are the successful bidder.
Where and when possible, considering the time constraints of our limited number of volunteers organising the lunch, attempts will be made to update the bid value online, however the onus is on the person bidding to bid what they are satisfied with for the item.
Thank you for your support.
1st Netherlands Nieuw Guinea Raad 1961
Those who have been following The Didiman Diaries by David Montgomery in Una Voce will have read about a historic visit to Hollandia in April 1961 on behalf of the then PNG Department of Agriculture, Stock and Fisheries Extension Division. The article was included in Didiman Diary No 8 – in the December 2017 issue – and available online to members at: https://pngaa.org/blog/article/a-didimans-diary-8-by-david-montgomery/
A valuable collage by David Montgomery, which will include the last issue (1960/61) of Netherlands New Guinea stamps – in mint condition, is to be displayed and then auctioned.
The collage, for display and auction, includes items related to the opening of the first New Guinea Council on 5 April 1961 – they are:
1 Netherlands New Guinea Topographical Map 1959
2 6 postcards (unused) depicting NNG people
3 4 photos of TPNG Division of Agricultural Extension display.
4 16 mint condition NNG 1960/61 stamps with Post and Telegraph info booklet
5 Programme of Events in Celebration of the opening of the New Guinea Council April 5 1961
6 Papuans Building Their Future – a descriptive booklet
7 A People on the way to Self Determination
8 Handbook on Netherlands New Guinea
9 Three menus from the MV Kasimbar – a Dutch vessell berthed in Hollandia accommodating official guests.
10 A photo book – “Nieuw Guinea”
An old and well-used carved wooden bowl that was probably bought in Koki market in the early 60s, where it was being used as a utensil. It is not in pristine condition but still serviceable as either a bowl or an ornament. The underside base has some relatively intricate carving which someone may be able to interpret and which could possibly enhance its value as a collector’s item.
This is the underside of the bowl listed above.
Painting by Nombri Temint
Oil on canvas, 96 x 63cm unframed
Minimum bid $175.00
Carved wooden fruit-boat, probably carved by an expert from the Ferguson Islands. The carver’s name is carved into the base (not photographed), a distinguishing feature attesting the authenticity. The boat is in excellent condition, is now over 50 years old.
Trobriand Island chain carved from one piece of timber.