Poor Pumpkin and Other Stories

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Positioned in the Solomon Sea and historically known as the ‘Islands of Love’, the Trobriands offer a glimpse of traditional culture largely unspoilt by outside influence. The Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research in Goroka and Madang sponsors research on a range of topics, including sexuality, STDs, nutrition, growth and development, infant mortality, and the epidemiology of health and disease. Rainfall is heaviest in the island of New Guinea's western river basin region, averaging up to 584 centimeters (230 inches) a year.

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Jacaranda Modern World Atlas for Papua New Guinea (Pacific

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Fear of infection and stricter laws have prompted many sex tourists to skip traditional Southeast Asian destinations in favor of the South Pacific. A wide variety of meats, fish, canned goods, fruits, vegetables and frozen goods is available. Penalties for possession, use or trafficking of illegal drugs are strict. Sydney As your ship passes Harbour Heads, you are presented with the shimmering skyline of Sydney-hailed by many seafarers as "the most beautiful harbor in the world."

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Kokoda Spirit

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Papua New Guinea was formed in 1949 from the administrative union of Papua, an Australian Territory since 1906, and the Trust Territory of New Guinea (Northeast New Guinea), which was formerly under German control and an Australian trusteeship since 1921. Stretching 698 miles from mountain ranges to open sea, the serpentine Sepik River is Papua New Guinea’s version of the river Nile. Human habitation of New Guinea over tens of thousands of years has led to a great deal of diversity, which was further increased by the later arrival of the Austronesians and the more recent history of European and Asian settlement through events like transmigration.

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Walk-about,

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There are several sports associations organizing amateur competitions for such pastimes as cricket, track and field, baseball, lawn tennis, tae kwon do, and squash. Many have in-store bakeries, which produce some excellent bread products. Situated 2,600 metres above sea level, the Highlands offer breathtaking views and a pleasant climate. From now until August 1943, she and "Saratoga" were the only Allied big carriers in the South Pacific.

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Lonely Planet Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands (Travel

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The infant mortality rate decreased from 110 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1974 to 51.45 in 2005. PNG has a constitution, which provides legal protection for human rights. Since the war there have been more exploratory patrols and the country is now completely mapped, although previously 'uncontacted' peoples have been found recently and it is possible that there are more Highland clans yet to discover the outside world The recurrent outbreak of 'cargo cultism' in New Guinea are a magnetic attraction for assorted academics.

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Papua New Guinea: Atlas

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At the end of the war, it took two years to transfer all the Japanese POWs back to Japan, and an Allied court and gallows dealt with war criminals. Forests of New Guinea - Papua New Guinea - A Mega-diversity Hot. Finally, in 1971 the road to independence was almost complete all that was required for self-government was by then in place. Students must pass the sixth grade exam to proceed to secondary school. Around 85 percent of the population lives in small villages and rural outposts; the other 15 percent is concentrated in ten major urban areas where most of the non-Melanesian population of about 25,000 resides.

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Festive Papua: The Story of the Great Dance in Papua New

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Nevertheless, the cost of the war in Bougainville was staggering. of 80,000 Japanese troops only 23,000 are thought to have been killed in action and the remaining 37,000 died in the jungles of disease and starvation. The Vitiaz Strait flows between the Huon Peninsula and New Britain. Although foreigners are not normally targeted, you should avoid areas where tribal fighting is taking place. In 1975 Papua New Guinea became an independent sovereign state with the Queen as its sovereign head.

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Fragmenta Papuana;: Observations of a naturalist in

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Myself and my husband will be moving here for work with by that time a 15 month old baby. Meneses took a good look at the tribesmen. In discussions with Ministers, the Business Councils noted the resources boom and arrangements being put in place to manage growing resources revenue, such as sovereign wealth funds. There are many examples of the low status of women in Papua New Guinea, not the least being the extent of violence used against them by males who exert authority and control, batter, and rape them.

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Jungle Child

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The eastern half of New Guinea was first explored by Spanish and Portuguese explorers in the 16th century. Gold output in 2003 was estimated at 70,000 kg, unchanged from 2002. With 852 languages of which 12 have no known living speakers. First baptised and ordained pastor from PNG highlands. Norfolk Island � 13 sq. mi.; population 2300 A self-governing external territory of Australia; unusual in the islands of Melanesia in that it has very little beach space safe for swimming other than Emily Bay � most of the coastline is cliff faces.

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Three Worlds Gone Mad: Dangerous Journeys through the War

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A few magazines, technical journals, and various weeklies are also published, including the Pidgin language Wantok and the English-language The Independent. Most banks and ATMs in PNG will accept credit cards from Australian banks. Papua New Guineans have generally dealt with the problems of nationhood with a great deal of success. As in all tropical climates, sunburn, prickly heat, and various fungal infections are easy to contract. Held on even numbered years in September, the festival provides a rare glimpse into New Guinea culture with the gathering of more than 100 local tribes.

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