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Papua New Guinea.
Here are some photos from Common Sense and Whiskey, chapter 3, Papua New Guinea. Our visit was in September, 1996.
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The PNG parliament building, built in haus tambarin, or spirit house, style, right beside the runway at Port Moresby.
Here's a typical village along the Sepik River.
And a typical dugout canoe paddling by.
At Tambanum village they had a whole mask and figurine manufacturing operation.
These are the boys at the crocodile pen in Angriman village. In the pen behind them are fifteen or 20 three-footers crocodiles waiting for the Japanese purchasing agent who sailed in every few months.
A dugout canoe for every size person.
Boy jumps off the old landing craft alongside the village of Mindimbit. You'd just sort of accrue visitors.
Women cooked sago paste all up and down the village. Sago is the basic staple food, like rice in Asia. It comes from a palm tree.
The whole family, out for a Sunday drive.
We'd stop and disembark and we never knew where we were headed.
Here's a spirit haus with a fine collection of icons out front.