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Connections between Australia and Papua New Guinea

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Task no. 1

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Past connections between Australia and Papua New Guinea

Download the resource and analyse the 2 pictures here. Write into the the speech bubbles. 

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Source 12: Famous scene of wounded soldier Private William Oswald Wallace Johnson being helped across a creek and led along a muddy track by Sergeant Gordon Raymond Charles. From the Damien Parer film, The Assault of Salamaua, 1943.  

Source 13: Battle of Kokoda veteran Len Griffiths meets Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel and Kokoda Village Chief Benjamin Ijumi at the conclusion of the commemorative service for the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Kokoda. Kokoda and Beachheads battles 70th anniversaries commemorative visit by Dept of Veteran's Affairs (Australia) available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/dvaaus/8162591050/ under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. Full terms at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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Future connections between Australia and Papua New Guinea

In 1978, the Governor-General of Papua New Guinea and the Governor of New South Wales discussed the friendship and positive relationship between the two countries.  Source 14: Visit of the Governor-General of Papua New Guinea and wife to Government House, Sydney with the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Roden Cutler and Lady Helen Cutler, 1978. 

Place yourself at Government House today. With a partner, write the conversation between yourselves and a young person from Papua New Guinea. In the conversation include discussions on: Education, health, people, aid, sport, business, roads and infrastructure, tourism, future directions.