Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne said “(It) is a breathtaking monument to Papua New Guinea’s rich cultural heritage, and importantly, it improves considerably the public’s access to this stunning collection of artefacts. Modern technology expands its reach, the oral history website, interactive audio visual voices from the war exhibition. And I want to put the High Commissioner on notice. The next time I’m back, I needed enough time in the programme to have enough time to go through the oral history exhibition and the voices from the war. One of the reasons is that my father served in PNG.” For full story click here.
A new website hosting interviews with prominent Papua New Guineans on the period leading up to and following that nation’s independence from Australia in 1975 has been launched. Read the story and follow link to the webpage here.
Researchers from PNG and Australia's Deakin University are drawing on the expertise of historians and locals to gather first-hand accounts of Papua New Guineans wartime experience along the Kokoda Track. For full story including ABC radio interview, click here.