Port Moresby is currently the capital of Papua New Guinea. Before the European settlement, the area was inhabited by the Motu and Koitabu people. The port was named after the […]
These blog posts were written by students during Summer 2018 as part of the requirement for their CAT 124 Practicum course. Each week students were given a prompt and asked to reflect on the questions in 300-500 words.
Cultural Context (due Sun, July 15). Conduct research on the context of your patrol report. What can you find out about the geographical area, time period, culture, languages, religion, resources, colonial history, etc? You are encouraged to explore the vast resources on Melanesian Anthropology available through the UCSD library. Provide proper citations using APA formatting. (Optional: upload images related to your patrol report. Be sure to cite the original source).
Commonly known as PNG, Papua New Guinea’s reputation often precedes itself. PNG’s infamous diversity, combined with its many colonial relationships, has resulted in a deeply complicated history. Papua New Guinea […]
The patrol report that I am assigned to is West New Britain, Talasea station, Papua New Guinea from 1968-1969. The Diary entries for the first patrol report mainly focuses on […]
Kerema, which is the provincial capital of the Gulf District, is located on the southern coast of Papua New Guinea, and due north of Queensland, Australia. According to the National […]
My assigned patrol report was stationed at Pangia, in the district of the Southern Highlands, during the years of 1970-1971. My assigned patrol report was volume number 10, consisting of […]
Port Moresby in the Central District of Papua, is the administrative capital and the biggest town in Papua New Guinea. It is one of the most economically developed and most […]
Multiple patrol officers conducted the patrol reports on West New Britain district from 1961 to 1962. Throughout those reports, officers mentioned about the geographical figure of West New Britain. Colin […]
I was very excited to begin my research of my assigned patrol report volume, which is that of the East Sepik District, Yangoru from the years 1949 to 1953. I […]
I would like to begin this blog post by saying that I now see how hard it is to conduct research on the “surface level” for a place like PNG. […]
Papua New Guinea’s Southern Highlands District Pangia seems to be one of the most remote areas of exploration when looking at the diary’s and patrol reports of the Kiaps during […]