Mount Hagen Street Scenes

The centre of town. Looks like a provincial town, even though it is the third largest centre in PNG, but teeming with people and surrounded by settlements. The highlanders are short and very friendly, but quick to anger, with a constant undercurre…

Keep Mount Hagen friendly

Some friendly reminders…

The Dandenongs? No, Mount Hagen!

Mount Hagen is the ‘capital’ of the Highlands of PNG. Because of its 1700m elevation it has a mild climate with temperatures from about 12 -29 year round. It is surrounded by much larger mountains; the actual Mount Hagen, some distance to the N…

Sepik Canoe, PNG National Museum

This is yin and yang, Sepik Style. The Sepik is PNG’s largest river, running through the North West of the Country. Saltwater crocodiles, and the relationship between people and crocodiles appears to loom large in Sepik folklore. This war canoe, m…

Pineapple house

This building was built to house government offices soon after independence. Unfortunately the government was well and truly taken down by the builder and the construction was totally unsafe. It was never occupied and quickly became a derelict she…

Alotau

Street scenes in the centre of Alotau. A sleepy country town it is the capital of Milne Bay Province. The great news about Alotau is that security is not an issue and you can wander around town at ease. These photos are taken looking in three dire…

Milne Bay roadsides

Some views of the highway which runs East from Alotau. Like much of PNG however, the road doesn’t go very far and if you want to go to the next privince, you have to fly out. This road wan’t too bad, but to travel further east you needed the 4WD w…

Divinai School, Milne Bay

A primary school east of Alotau, on the road to East Cape, which is the easternmost point of the ‘mainland’ of PNG. Some of the students on the right; children have interrupted educations, they may be called out of school for years to help around …

Alotau: Hagita show

Alotau is at the Eastern end of Papua New Guinea, and we found it constantly wet. The Hagita Cultural show happens every two years, and wandering around it feels a bit like a PNG version of the Sydney Royal Easter Show, or the Brisbane Exhibition …

Port Moresby street art

Art galleries are impromptu affairs, but if you’re interested, our friendly and helpful sales staff are at your service.