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Pacific Island links: Papua New Guinea's 40th independence anniversary special



16 September 2015 14:23

  • A special report from The Australian commemorating the 40th anniversary of PNG's independence.  
  • Dame Carol Kidu and Sean Dorney reflect on PNG at 40 and their connections to the country. They emphasise the importance of accepting that, as an Australian, you will never fully understand PNG.  
  • The Lowy Institute's Aus-PNG Network convened a panel discussion between three of PNG's most notable emerging leaders, Allan Bird, Serena Sumanop and Jeffry Feeger, on the challenges facing the next generation in PNG. Listen to the podcast here.
  • Australian musician David Bridie found his second home in PNG when he first visited Rabaul in 1986. There he met PNG musicians that he still collaborates with, including the legendary George Telek.
  • On The Conversation, Nicholas Ferns cautions that Australia can't forget its colonial history in PNG and that it still continues to impact the bilateral relationship. 
  • Some still ask if independence came too soon for PNG.
  • Foreign Correspondent follows Australian Barry Kirby's work with mothers and babies in remote PNG. Previously a carpenter, he was inspired to become a doctor after witnessing the shocking low-levels of maternal health in the country.
  • Lastly, revisit the story of PNG's journey to independence in this 40th anniversary special from EM TV:

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