The images on this Web site were taken in 1928 in some remote pockets of
Papua New Guinea which had not then been influenced by western civilization.
The images reflect a society that had not changed for thousands of years.

Skulls are much used in the arts and rites of New Guinea tribes. Not
only the bones of enemies but also those of deceased relatives are
employed for many purposes. Among some tribes a widow wears her
departed husband's thigh bones as a collar around the neck or as
"panniers" about the waist. This skull was mounted on a post
in a pathway at Miwa.

Papua New Guinea warrior, 1928


Papua New Guinea people, 1928


Papua New Guinea people, 1928

Twenty miles from Port Moresby, over was then the only stretch of improved road in all of
Papua New Guinea is the traveller beaches Rona Falls. The main leap of this impressive
cataract of the Laloki River is from 80 to 90 feet. While in hydroelectric possibilities are
considerable, there is no prospect of its early development, for the largest city in
Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, had only 300 white inhabitants

Papua New Guinea Postcards 2

Papua New Guinea Postcards

Papua New Guinea Postcards and Picture Galleries

Pacific Islands Radio Stations
Papua New Guinea Tribal Art - Sepik Region
Papua Home Page
Papua New Guinea Tribal Art Home Page
Papua New Guinea Tribal Art
Papua New Guinea Home Page
Oceania Postcards and Picture Galleries
Jane Resture's Oceania Page
Jane's Oceania Travel Page

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