Posts Tagged ‘ Papua New Guinea ’

Saturday snippets: 10th February 2018

Feb 10th, 2018 | By

The anniversary of HMS Belfast being launched, snow sculpting in Finland, free travel for local heroes on the Talyllyn Railway and development plans at George Best Belfast City Airport are some of the snippets Adrian has gathered together this week.

Saturday snippets – 15th February 2014

Feb 15th, 2014 | By

Nottingham is riddled with caves, at least 450 of them. But these are man-made and many are under pubs so that is where many entrances are. I’ll leave you to ponder why they might be there. Now a research team in Nottingham has developed a new mobile phone application to allow people to explore the city’s caves from above ground. The free app will be available by the end of February. The application would have a map function to allow people to locate the caves
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Finding something -and somewhere new

Jun 12th, 2013 | By

It isn’t easy travelling somewhere that no-one knows. It isn’t easy finding something that no-one has seen for some time but in Papua New Guinea you stand a chance. This is one of the few places on Earth where something new can be found.

Travelling the Kokoda Trail

Jun 6th, 2012 | By

This year sees the 70th anniversary of a four month battle by the Japanese to invade the capital of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby. With some of the toughest fighting of WWII and in some of the most appalling conditions, Australian soldiers resisted the attack eventually causing the Japanese to retreat.

Sepik River: a mysterious river, tribal art and birds galore

Mar 30th, 2012 | By

Winding across a vast delta before ending 685 miles from its headwaters in the soaring highlands, the Sepik River was once the domain of anthropologists, naturalists, and adventure seekers. Today, an expedition up this mysterious river is for anyone wanting to explore one of the world’s last unspoiled reservoirs of nature, culture, and — most especially— tribal art, writes Patricia Schultz

Celebrating stone age culture in Papua New Guinea

Mar 29th, 2012 | By

Few places in the world fascinate anthropologists more than Papua New Guinea. Occupying the eastern half of the world’s second largest island, ‘PNG’ is known for its warm seas rich with marine life and sun, says Patricia Schultz