Kiluwe, oh Kiluwe: a song of mist and ice

Michael Dom It is a rare pleasure to come across a poem which rises above the common, well beyond the ordinary, far from the expected, one which soars and, in doing so, lifts us up with it, allowing us to live inside it, then stand beside it and to marvel at the grandeur we behold.Continue reading “Kiluwe, oh Kiluwe: a song of mist and ice”

Voices of Independence: echoing back with nothing new to say

Michael Dom (August 2017) In Samoa there are many people who recall with only partly contrived awe that some of their early national missionaries were eaten by New Guineans. While holidaying there recently I gladly explained to a few people who asked me about this event that ‘we ate only the bad ones’. But maybeContinue reading “Voices of Independence: echoing back with nothing new to say”

Reuben Taureka Highway?

08 NOVEMBER 2020 NOTICE GREGORY BABLIS A few years ago the PNG Government decided to rename the well-known Magi Highway after Sir Dr Reuben Taureka. Understandably, the people of Central had mixed reactions and some were anxious and angry about the name change. There was even an alternative suggestion to name the highway Polonsky HighwayContinue reading “Reuben Taureka Highway?”

Voices from the War: Stories from Milne Bay

08 NOVEMBER 2020 CATHERINE NOLAN (Editor) NOTICE This short book comprises some of the experiences and encounters that the people of Milne Bay Province had during the time when World War Two came to Papua New Guinea. The men and women whose stories are included in the book took part in a study during MarchContinue reading “Voices from the War: Stories from Milne Bay”

Voices from the War: Stories from New Ireland

08 NOVEMBER 2020 NOTICE Nolan, Catherine (Editor) This short book comprises some of the experiences and encounters that the people of New Ireland had during the time when World War Two came to Papua New Guinea. The men and women whose stories are included in the book took part in a study from March toContinue reading “Voices from the War: Stories from New Ireland”

Aisoli Salin of New Ireland: Memories of a Great Teacher

08 NOVEMBER 2020 Notice Compiled by Jonathan Ritchie from conversations with Aisoli Salins’ family and pupils, 2019 This book tells the story of one of Papua New Guinea’s first leaders, Aisoli Salin from New Ireland. It has been written from the memories of late Aisoli Salin’s family members, living on the islands of Tatau andContinue reading “Aisoli Salin of New Ireland: Memories of a Great Teacher”

Interesting Books Written by Papua New Guineans You Should Read

08 NOVEMBER 2020 SKERAH We need a generation of “bookfacers” more than “facebookers”! It’s important that we create and embed in our children the importance of reading and writing.  Creating a culture isn’t an easy task but requires persistence.  And it is indeed a challenging task given the competitive nature and evolving technology we areContinue reading “Interesting Books Written by Papua New Guineans You Should Read”

Let’s Write Books! – A Letter from His Excellency

08 NOVEMBER 2020 SIR PAULIAS MATANE In 1957 I started my career as a primary school teacher at Tauran Primary School in New Britain where I was a student from 1947 to 1955. I found that we did not have many books about Papua New Guinea. The few reading books were written by expatriates. WhenContinue reading “Let’s Write Books! – A Letter from His Excellency”

Books by Sir Paulias Matane

08 NOVEMBER 2020 GREGORY BABLIS NOTICE The eighth Governor-General of Papua New Guinea, Sir Paulias Matane is a prolific writer. He has written over 40 books throughout his long career. He holds the unique honour of being the only Papua New Guinean to have travelled to all seven continents in the world. His travels allContinue reading “Books by Sir Paulias Matane”