Category: Books and Reviews

Drowning In the Sunshine

On this sunny autumn day We are many miles away Lost in time Drowning in the sunshine. It’s another world For me and you The Second World War The dark days of 1942. Our...

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Book reviews: June 2015

Fear Drive My Feet by Peter Ryan A Game to be Played: The Great War and Australian Football in Sydney by Ian Blackley and Lesley Bryden A History of Contact and Change in the...

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Book reviews: March 2015

A Kiap’s Story: A decade in the life and work of an Australian Patrol Officer in the Kokoda, Madang, New Britain, New Ireland and Sepik Regions of Papua New Guinea 1948-1958 by Graham Taylor...

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Book reviews: December 2014

At the West End: Temlett Conibeer in West Papua by A.C.T. Marke Australia’s Real Baptism of Fire by Greg Raffin Taking to the Skies by Jim Eames Taubada Time: Papua New Guinea by Noel...

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Book reviews: March 2014

Fire mountains of the islands: A history of volcanic eruptions and disaster management in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands by Wally Johnson Needed—but not wanted: Chinese in Rabaul 1884-1960 by Peter Cahill...

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Book reviews: December 2013

The Backroom Boys by Graeme Sligo Beautiful Tufi: Between the past and the future by Jan Hasselberg Fools’ Gold by David Pye The Backroom Boys by Graeme Sligo ISBN 9781921941122 Big Sky Publishing, PO...

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Book reviews: September 2013

From Ballina with love—Up up and away by Gary Faulks Inspector Metau: The Case of the Angry Councillor by Philip Fitzpatrick The Pomong U’tau of Dreams: A Collection of Bougainvillean Poetry by Leonard Fong...

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Book Reviews: June 2013

Twixt Semites and swastikas: Temlett Conibeer’s greatest challenge by ACT Marke A Seeker in Papua The Journal of a Young Missionary May 1923-January 1926 Iris Pederick and Phillip Pope (Eds) Twixt Semites and swastikas:...

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Book reviews: March 2013

Mangroves, Coconuts and Frangipani: The Story of Rabaul by Neville Threlfall Porton: A Deadly Trap by Audrey Davidson and Battle Survivors Mangroves, Coconuts and Frangipani: The Story of Rabaul by Neville Threlfall ISBN 978-0-646-58310-5...

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Book reviews: December 2012

The Flight of the Galkope by Kela Kapkora Sil Bolkin Hell’s battlefield: The Australians in New Guinea in World War II by Phillip Bradley The Kokoda Campaign 1942—Myth and Reality by Dr Peter Williams...

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Book reviews: September 2012

Needed but not wanted: Chinese in colonial Rabaul by Peter Cahill Port Moresby: Taim bipo by Stuart Hawthorne Prisoners in Rabaul by Gordon Thomas Stitches in time by David Watters with Anna Koestenbauer Needed...

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Book Reviews: June 2012

Living spirits with fixed abodes by Barry Craig Return to Paradise: Retracing lost footsteps by Jillian von Leixner Comprehending West Papua Living Spirits with Fixed Abodes: The Masterpieces Exhibition, Papua New Guinea National Museum...

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Book Reviews: March 2012

It strikes me by Peter Ryan Now in Remission: A Surgical Life by Ken Clezy Pacific aircraft wrecks by Charles Darby Medicine beyond Kokoda by Dr Clive Auricht, OAM Snapshots On A Journey: Home...