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54 min ago | Asopa People
FROM last Friday to Sunday, the world met at Goroka in the Eastern Highlands Province for the famous annual cultural show. The Sunday was a good test for churchgoers in this self-proclaimed Christian country - the Show being the magnetic attraction it is.
5 hrs ago | State Department
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, I send my warmest wishes to the people of Papua New Guinea on the 39th anniversary of your independence on September 16th. The United States and Papua New Guinea share a history of close partnership rooted in our commitment to democratic values and traditions.
5 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant
The Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford is presenting the first Feminist Film Festival Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 18 to 20, at three venues in Hartford and New Britain.
The Royal Australian Navy informs it has commemorated the 100th anniversary of the disappearance of its first submarine, 'HMAS AE1', with memorial services in Papua New Guinea and across Australia. In a ceremony held in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, close to where the ship was last seen, Navy members, local dignitaries, traditional land owners and descendants of the crew gathered to remember the ship lost on 14 September 1914.
Adelaide engineering students have developed a simple water treatment system using foil chip packets and glass tubing, hoping they can save lives in the developing world. John Fenech from the support agency ChildFund said contaminated water was a serious issue in Papua New Guinea, where the simple device was now on trial.
TOMORROW Papua New Guinea celebrates 39 years of nationhood. The report card indicates that, in terms of the quality of governance, those have been very mixed years.
EXACTLY 100 years after Australia's first submarine HMAS AE1 disappeared, the Navy has made its first comprehensive search for the boat. FROM Zulu to WW2 via Australia's first battle in 1914 - at a moving memorial, a veteran recalls "stony-faced" enemies who had to hang.
In the most recent issue of the Australian literary quarterly, Meanjin , TREVOR SHEARSTON writes about the inspiration behind his 2007 novel Dead Birds, s et in the early days of exploration around Papua New Guinea. Trevor is an eminent guest at this week's Crocodile Prize events in Port Moresby.
A small foundation to support community based literacy projects in Papua New Guinea will be launched in Melbourne next week. Sustain Education Art Melanesia, or SEAM, is supported by two great friends of PNG - former Australian High Commissioner Ian Kemish AM and author Drusilla Modjeska.
When the volcano Mount Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea erupted two weeks ago, the locals had good reason to be concerned. Twenty years ago on Friday, the nearby town of Rabaul, the provincial capital on East New Britain, was devastated by a massive eruption after the subsequent rain of dust destroyed banks, buildings and the airport.
Their trunks, wider than a small truck, soar upwards towards enormous canopies where branches are fringed by hanging greenery like tropical lacework. As I sit in the cemetery, listening to tributes for the Australian troops who died fighting here in World War I, I look at the trees' elephantine limbs and wonder how long they have existed.
IT'S Australia's greatest unsolved mystery that few people have heard about. Now 100 years since a submarine carrying 35 people vanished, a potential clue is giving their families new hope.
They do this mostly in rubber thongs. A cut foot is likely, septicemia possible and a heart attack followed by a coma and brain death? A report by Amnesty International released last December, This is Breaking People - exposing the human rights violations at the refugee detention centre on Papua New Guinea's remote northern island - said most of the men there had no shoes.
THE arrival of Malaysian logging personnel in the Pomio area has been accompanied by a range of harmful factors which exacerbate the crisis of legitimacy involving the modern Papua New Guinean state. These factors include increased disputes over land, poor working conditions, growing insecurity and violence, the destruction of sacred sites, the confiscation of private property and environmental damage.
Remembrance at dawn: The service in Rabaul, PNG, to commemorate 100 years since the first Australian losses of World War I. Photo: Janie Barrett Bita Paka Cemetery, Papua New Guinea: It was a day that Australia remembered the first losses of World War I in a battle described by the Veterans' Affairs Minister on Thursday as "the untold story". Six died 100 years ago on September 11, 1914, as the newly formed Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force landed on New Guinea at dawn to capture the German colony.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:45 pm
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