PNGAA Photo Gallery


Permission to use photographs should be obtained from the authors or check with PNGAA.

Photos added in order of submission - most recent first - to submit your photos.

There is also a listing of galleries by subject.

PNGAA Symposium Dinner, 17 September 2014

PNGAA Christmas Lunch 2012

70th Anniversary Commemorative Luncheon and the Rabaul and Montevideo Maru Memorial Dedication, 30 June & 1 July 2012

Highlands miscellany, Siebrand Petrusma

One of the Early Birds: Derek (Jos) Elwyn Crisp, David Montgomery

Pictures from the dedication of the Lark Force and Montevideo Maru Memorial Plaque, Ballarat RSL, 11 November 2011

Three sets of photos from Trevor Freestone: May River, West Sepik, 1963-64; Ambunti, East Sepik, 1964-65; and Pagei, West Sepik, 1966-67.

Snaps from a missionary's camera by John Margetts.

More Western Highlands photos from Jim Van Der Kamp, covering 1967 to 1980.

Photos taken at the PNGAA Christmas Dinner, 2010.

Photos taken at Sharing Histories: Kiap tribute event at the National Archives of Australia, 20 November 2010

A few photos taken at the Patrick Lindsay Literary Events (November 2010) and the Rabaul Centenary Celebrations (24 October 2010).

Another set of photos from Jim Van Der Kamp, from the Trobriand Islands.

Six sets of photos from Jim Van Der Kamp. From Milne Bay Province, we have Amphlett Islands 1965, Ferguson Islands 1965-66, Goodenough Island 1965, Marshall Bennett and Laughlan Islands 1966, and Normanby Island 1966. There is also a set from the Western Highlands Province 1967.

Four sets of photos from Bob Grieve: Hula 1964-65, Port Moresby 1963, Tapini 1966-68, and Lae, Wau and Bulolo 1962.

Queen Emma

Unveiling of Montevideo Maru plaque, Hellships Memorial, Subic Bay, 1 July 2009

A Visit to Rabaul, Kokopo and Port Moresby - March-April 2008 - Photos by Andrea Williams

The Ian Skinner Collection - Photos taken by kiap Ian Skinner between 1938 and 1958

PNG Golden Oldies - Photos from Chris Read, from 1884 to 1975, but mainly circa 1960

Rabaul eruption 1994 - Some eye-popping photos from Chris Read

Dedication of NGVR/ANGAU and PIR Memorial Plaques - Australian War Museum - Tuesday 15 May 2007

Shea/Lock - "Letters from a Hundred Years Ago : a tale of love and tragedy", and "Old Samarai - circa 1906"

Russell Dobson - Tavurvur erupting in Rabaul - Oct 2006 : one photo

Fred Seefeld - 13th Nov 2005 Kiap Reunion

Jim Vanderkamp - Popondetta, Wanigela, Rabaul, and Bougainville : 1965-1975

Tony de Beer - Madang, the Schrader ranges, Minj  - 1970

Hugh Maher - New Guinea National Football League - 1960/61

Anne Webster - The Frances Lasker Collection 1947-1949

David Craig - Chimbu Pig Festival - 1961

Paul Dennett  - Education: Rabaul, Aitape, Maprik (1963-1972)

Michael Waterhouse - Morobe Goldfields – pre-WW2. - Help needed in photo identification

George Oakes - Rabaul "Tsunami" - 11 ft tidal surge - July/August 1971

Kevin Lock - Teacher in PNG - 1961 - 1975

Dennis Bradney MBE - Rugby Union Beginnings in PNG

Mike Cockburn - PNGAA Canberra Reunion - 3 October 2004

E A (Ted) Hawnt (1910-1976) - 1930s Photos of Rabaul, Morobe Goldfields, Lae and Miscellaneous : permission to reproduce granted by Janet Dykgraaff, Ted Hawnt's niece

Peter Steele - Kieta 1965

Mike Slough - Morobe - Northern Districts 1966-70

Neil Lucas - various stations - 1957 to 1967

Dennis Gray - family snapshots of aviation in PNG - spanning 1935 to 1973

Ross Johnson - Henganofi (1957-1959) - Goroka Show (1957-1958)

Xmas 2003 PNGAA Luncheon

Xmas 2001 and 60th Anniversary of PNG Evacuees

2002 Annual General Meeting

Andrea Williams -  Rabaul prior to Eruption 

John McGregor (1968) - R. Hoad (1964 B&W) From the source of the Fly to the source of the Sepik - Min Tribes

Buderim Exkiap's Reunion 2003 - Please email in names ! - CLICK HERE

National Library of Australia's picture collection. Follow the links within the Library's catalogue records below to view some examples of digitised collection material: / Tom Meigan / Terrence E.T. & Margaret Spencer / Walter Alfred Bock / Evan Richard Stanley / Charles Henry Karius - PNG, Naru & Australian trade exhibition c1930s - Rabaul, New Britain 1933 - Eruption of Mt Lamington, PNG 1951 / Albert Speer  - photographs and colour slides from the 1951 eruption of Mt Lamington / Albert Speer

Have you PNG slides/photos of historical interest languishing in the bottom drawer ?

  • Aerial shots of places,

  • Pre Independence people groups,

  • PNG National shots prior to Western influence,

  • Events, etc .

Drag them out and get the mould off them. Scan them on to a CD. Enlist a family member if scanning your slides/photos and burning them to a CD is beyond your skill level.

Naming your photo files :
When you have scanned your slide/photo, save your photo file with a descriptive name.
eg : District_Commissioners_Conference_May_1956.jpg - NOT Photo1032.jpg
(Note : Spaces removed or replaced with underscores and in jpg file format.)
and we will publish your efforts with due accreditation.

We are trying to assemble a definitive electronic photo library of early PNG before this information gets lost in time.