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Una Voce Issue 3 September 2019


Art and Books

Nora Heysen, Official War Artist in PNG A recent exhibition was held of the works of Hans and Nora Heysen at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) at Federation Square in Melbourne. Nora Heysen...

Disaster Struck the Garden City

It has been twenty-five years since the major eruption on 19 September 1994 of volcanoes Vulcan and Tavurvur, destroyed the once-picturesque coastal town of Rabaul, then the capital of East New Britain Province. THERE...

Gabriel Samol—One of PNG’s Forest Statesmen

Gabriel was born on Manus Island, and graduated in forestry in 1971 from the Bululo Forestry College. In government service he rose to the level of Assistant Secretary in the Department of Forest. He...

Observations on Mining Capitalism in Papua New Guinea by Martin Kerr

Stuart Kirsch’s book, Mining Capitalism: The Relationship Between Corporations and Their Critics, broke into a memory bank of experiences with a powerful message. Observe and take notes, whether photographically, through reports and correspondence, or...

Papua New Guinea Butterfly Collection by Ted Edwards

The Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC), part of the CSIRO, is recognised both nationally and internationally as a major research collection. It is the world’s largest collection of Australian insects and related groups such...

Sir Michael Somare & PNG by Ian Taukuro

Ian Taukuro was in Grade 6 at Korobosea Primary School, where my wife taught, whilst I was working at Air Niugini 1979–88. In 2017 he gave this to her as a commentary on the...

Vale

BEINSSEN, Walter (‘Wally’); COSGROVE, Hank; DODD, Brian; HILL, Richard Christopher; JOHNS, Prof. Robert James; Le FEVRE, Laurence David; O’NEIL, Rita Rosemary (née Gough); ROBBINS, Douglas George; TAYLOR, Rev. Allen Leslie; TERRELL, Judith Ann, née Robinson;  BEINSSEN, Walter (‘Wally’) d. 5 January 2019,...

West End ia namo by Chips Mackellar

Further to my story in the June 2019 issue of Una Voce—’The Best Beer Ever Tasted’, here is another ‘beer’ story concerning members of the Star Mountains Patrol, Dave Jacobs and Jack Baker NOT...

Willis Talbot Crocker—a Lark Force survivor

Willis grew up in Melbourne then worked on stations in Queensland and NSW during the Depression. He returned to Melbourne in 1940 to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), and his service number...