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After the Second World War, the Territory of Papua and New Guinea was administered by Australia. It wasn’t until 1972, that the name Papua New Guinea was established. Australia continued to administer Papua New Guinea until the country achieved Independence in 1975.
Task no. 1
Post Second World War
View Sources 6 – 9 in the downloadable resource. Also view contemporary images in the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade album in Flickr.
When were these photos taken?
What and who is shown in these photos?
What type of support does Australia provide Papua New Guinea?
What are the connections between Australia and Papua New Guinea?
What else would you like to know?
About the sources
Source 6: Australia and Papua New Guinea Rugby League match in Port Moresby, 2015. Photo: Kelvin Bramley, with permission.
Source 7: Drilling for gas. Stanley Gas Field, Western Province. Benefits are shared between local landowners, national government and project sponsors, 2015. Photo: Horizon Oil, with permission.
Source 8: Young Australians experiencing the Kokoda Trail as tourists, 2008. IMG_2544 by Ben Webb available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/benwebboz/12922258135/in/photostream/ under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. Full terms at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Source 9: Man uses fresh water supply funded by AusAID, PNG, 2011. Man uses fresh water supply funded by AusAID, PNG, 2011, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade by Michael Wightman, AusAID available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfataustralianaid/10699165823/ under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. Full terms at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Source 10: Port Moresby General Hospital, Papua New Guinea, 2010. ICU Nurse Manager Velin Tonga gets a lesson from Australian medical scientist Ian Barrett in checking blood gases. Ian has volunteered his services for Operation Open Heart. Supported by AusAID, Australian surgical teams travel to developing countries to perform and train local surgeons in specialist cardiac surgery. Doctor and Nurse, Operation Open Heart, PNG, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 2010 by Rocky Roe, AusAID available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfataustralianaid/10693109575/ under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. Full terms at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Source 11: MV Medics Queen sea ambulance, 2012. The MV Medics Queen travels along the South Fly coast of Western Province, Papua New Guinea, taking specialist tuberculosis medical staff on outreach clinics to treat people in their communities by AusAID available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfataustralianaid/10729467166/ under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. Full terms at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/