Proposed "Australian Community Centre for Pacific Nations"

An Open Day/ Planning Information Day will be held at the former ASOPA site at Middle Head, Mosman, NSW, on Sunday 22 May 2016, 10am-2pm

A great opportunity to hear about its past and consider its future.

The PNGAA needs your support! If possible, please RSVP to

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Read the President's Report from the 2016 AGM


The Special Relationship
The special relationship between Australia and Papua New Guinea derives from PNG's former status as an Australian Territory until it achieved nationhood in 1975. Many Australians served in PNG as public servants, missionaries, entrepreneurs and in other roles—and many were born there. These close bonds with Papua New Guinea and its people remain to this day.

The Association
The PNGAA is a dynamic association for people with interests in contemporary and historical events in Papua New Guinea, supporting friendly and positive relationships between the people of PNG and Australia, and the preservation of historical material related to Papua New Guinea. Its journal, titled Una Voce, is published quarterly and has progressed from a brief news sheet to a highly-praised journal of over 60 pages. At the same time, the Association's membership has expanded into a global network of almost 1500 members.

Background
The PNGAA was originally established as the Retired Officers' Association (ROAPNG) in 1951 to safeguard the interests and retirement conditions of superannuated former Australian public servants who had worked in the then Territory of Papua and New Guinea. While the safeguarding of these interests remains an objective of the PNGAA, its scope is now much broader. Over the years, the Association's role has progressively changed to include activities such as supporting projects in PNG, working to strengthen the Australia-PNG relationship, and preserving historical materials related to PNG, as well as facilitating communication and interaction between members.

What's new on the site


As a tribute to PNG Independence in 1975, there is a small collection of Independence Memorabilia

To mark the centenary of Australia's first battle of World War 1, near Rabaul in September 1914, PNGAA has published an exhibit devoted to New Guinea in World War 1 and has developed Teaching Notes for use in schools

 

The information contained in this website and related websites is provided in good faith and is solely for the purpose of providing information for interested parties.  Views expressed are not necessarily those of the PNGAA.

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