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New name for PNGAA journal – entries due 14 January 2020

You are invited to suggest a new name for the quarterly journal of the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia Inc. (PNGAA) Your PNGAA committee is acting on popular member sentiment to refresh our brand and reflect the times by changing the name of our journal.     The current title, ‘Una Voce’ – Latin for ‘with one ...

About the PNGAA Collection – Cheryl Marvell, 2019 PNGAA Christmas Luncheon

Hello everyone, I have been in the job of Archivist of the PNGAA Collection since the end of August 2019. The lovely Murrough Benson, our Treasurer, took me through the ropes and showed me what was waiting for my attention in the storage unit at Chatswood where the collection is housed at the moment. My first job ...

Bougainville poll supports independence

The people of Bougainville have voted overwhelmingly in favour of becoming independent from Papua New Guinea.   97% of the Bougainville population endorsed the vote promised as part of a 2001 peace agreement to end the devastating civil war in Bougainville.  The Peace Agreement says that the PNG and Bougainville governments will now have to ‘consult’.  The ...

PANEL PRESENTATION – Sydney

PRESENTERS to include: Robin Hodgson: “Collecting Artefacts and Trading in PNG” and Jan Anthony – topic tba All welcome Date: Sunday, 29th March, 2020 Venue: The Roseville Club, 2 Lynn Ridge Ave, (off Pacific Hwy), Gordon, (Sydney) NSW Time: Registration 11:00am for 11.30 start; approximate end time 2.30pm Cost: $15:00 Lunch and drinks at your own expense – ...

Newcastle and surrounds get together – 12 February 2020

Our last Get Together – ‘sit, relax, eat and chat’ lunch held in Toronto was a resounding success, so Sara Turner has asked me to organize another one! When: Wednesday 12th February from 11.30am Where: The Swansea RSL Swansea Cost: From $15.00 available from the Brasserie Sara and I elected not to book a ‘function’ room as ...

PNGAA 2019 Sydney Christmas Luncheon – Sunday 1 December 2019

It’s always a great day as we catch up with friends old and new and share the Christmas spirit, so put it in your diary and gather your friends to come along – see you there! WHERE: Killara Golf Club, 556 Pacific Highway, Sydney, Time: 11.30 am to 3.30 pm PARKING: Plenty of parking at the club; 10 ...

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