Kina Awai from Baluan in the Admiralties – War Hero and a Man for All Seasons

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With DCA in PNG

My late father, John Walker, a long-term member of PNGAA, had two spells in PNG with the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA). The first was in 1946 when he was appointed officer-in-charge of Jackson...

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Samuel Warren Carey

Samuel Warren Carey (father of Dr Harley Carey), was the geologist in charge of Oil Search Ltd in the Sepik district from 1934 to 1942. Many of the places he went to were in...

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Be Prepared for the Unexpected

When you get off the plane at the airport in Port Moresby, you’re met with a large sign welcoming you to the ‘land of the unexpected’. It’s a phrase used often in relation to...

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One of these days we’ll get to Kokoda …

Soldier’s Grim Story of the Kokoda Trail Kokoda was arguably Australia’s most significant campaign of WWII. More Australians died in the seven months in 1942 of fighting in Papua, and the Japanese came closer...