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					                 PACIFIC MANUSCRIPTS BUREAU
                                Room 4201, Coombs Building
                         Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
               The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 Australia
    Telephone: (612) 6125 2521        Fax: (612) 6125 0198        E-mail: pambu@anu.edu.au
                         Web site: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/pambu

                                       REEL LIST

PMB 1345 Ron FOCKEN (1937-2010), PNG Patrol Reports and Administration
       Routine Reports, 1956-1966. 1 reel. (Available for reference.)

    Miscellaneous papers:
    Calendar, 1959, “It’s tough on patrol…Sometimes”, 1959, 1p., illus.            1959
    Milne Bay District, Report No.KON 2 of 1959/60, R.E. Focken, Patrol            15 Jan 1960
    Officer, accompanied by G.P. Smith Cadet Patrol Officer, 1 Nov-18 Dec
    1959, to Woodlark Is., Laughlam Is., Alcester Is., Egum Group,
    Marshall-Bennetts, for (i) routine administration (ii) census revision (iii)
    tax collection (Woodlark & Laghlan only); Ts., carbon, 14pp.,
    appendices; with cover note, 30 Mar 1960.
    Losuia Sub-District, Milne Bay District, Annual Narrative Report, by           9 Apr 1960
    R.E. Focken; Ts., carbon, 14pp.

    1st Folder. Activities/patrols during posting to Milne Bay District as
    junior Patrol Officer (Grade 1). Konimaiava Patrol Post (i-man) 1959-
    1961, with short interlude at Losuia as OIC during this period.
    Konimaiava Patrol Post, Milne Bay District, Quarterly Report – April,          10 Jul 1959
    May, June, 1959, by R.E. Focken; Ts., carbon, 4pp.
    Konimaiava Patrol Post, Milne Bay District, Quarterly Report – July,           16 Oct 1959
    August, September,1959, by R.E. Focken; Ts., carbon, 6pp.
    Konimaiava Patrol Post, Samarai Sub-District, Milne Bay District,              24 Sep 1960
    Patrol Report No.1 of 1960/61, patrol conducted by R.E. Focken Patrol
    Officer, accompanied by P. Abbott, CPO, and 3 members of RP&NGC,
    3 Jul-8 Sep 1960, to Sua Census Division, for (i) routine administration,
    (ii) census revision (iii) tax collection (iv) to find suitable patrol post
    site approx central to the Suau division (v) to carry out preliminary local
    government survey of Suau division; Ts., carbon, 16pp, and appendices
    inclu, “Local Government Survey – Samarai Sub-District The Suau
    Division”, by R.E. Focken, 15 Sep 1960, Ts., 13pp.
    R.E. Focken, Dept of Native Affairs, Samarai, to District Officer, Milne       29 Sep 1960
    Bay District, re Local Government Survey – Suau, Ts., carbon, 2pp.
    Samarai Sub-District, Milne Bay District, draft Patrol Report No.3 of          5 Jul 1960
    1960/61, patrol conducted by R.E. Focken Patrol Officer, accompanied
    by 2 members of RP&NGC, 1 interpreter, & 1 NMO, 22 May-23 Jun
    1960, to Woodlark Is., Laughlin Is., Marshall-Bennett Group, Egum Is.,
    Alcester Is., for 9i) routine administration, (ii) to carry out patol
    instructions (see narrative); Ts., carbon, 9pp., and appendix.
    Konimaiava Patrol Post, Milne Bay District, Quarterly Report –                 8 Jan 1960
    October, November, December, 1959, by R.E. Focken; Ts., carbon, 5pp.
    Konimaiava Patrol Post, Samarai Sub-District, Milne Bay District,              2 Jul 1959
    Patrol Report No.3 of 1958/59, patrol conducted by R.E. Focken Patrol
    Officer, accompanied by 3 members RP&NGC, 1 NMO, 1 Agricultural
    Trainee, 6 Jun-27 Jul 1959, to Mailu and Dimuga Census Sub-Division,
    for (i) routine administration, (ii) census revision, (iii) tax collection;
    Ts., carbon, 8pp.
Reel List. PMB 1345. Ron FOCKEN, PNG Patrol Reports and Administration
                       Routine Reports, 1956-1966.

 Konimaiava Patrol Post, Samarai Sub-District, Milne Bay District,             12 Oct 1959
 Patrol Report No.3 of 1958/59, patrol conducted by R.E. Focken Patrol
 Officer, accompanied by 3 members RP&NGC, 1 NMO, 1 Agricultural
 Trainee, 17 Aug-23 Sep 1959, to Suau Census Sub-Division, for (i)
 routine administration, (ii) census revision, (iii) tax collection; Ts.,
 carbon, 14pp. & appendices.

 2nd Folder. Patrol Reports resulting from posting to Mendi,
 Southern Highlands District HQ, during 1961. Mendi “one-horse
 town” in 1961 (minus horse) but pleasant.
 Mendi, Sub-District Office, Southern Highlands District, Mendi Patrol         16 Aug 1961
 No.1 of 1961/62, patrol conducted by R.E. Focken, accompanied by 2
 RP&NGC, 1 interpreter, 1 NMO, 18 Jul-4 Aug 1961, to Part-Kambiri
 Census Division, as per patrol instructions; Ts., carbon, 6pp., and charts.
 Together with Alan Jefferies, ADO, Mendi Sub-District Office, to R.
 Focken, 11 Jul 1961, patrol instructions, Patrol No.1 of 1961/62, Karint
 & Upper Mendi Census Division; Ts., 2pp.
 A.C. Jefferies, ADO Southern Highlands District, to Mr Focken, Mendi,         29 Aug 1961
 29 Aug 1961, patrol instructions – Merut Area, Ts., 3pp. (Note by Mr
 Focken: “This combined patrol activity, during September 1961, was th
 subject of a Mendi Patrol Report by Alan Jefferies, ADO, who was the
 patrol’s OIC. (Thus no copy for my personal records.)”
 Mendi, Sub-District Office, Southern Highlands District, Mendi Patrol         20 Nov 1961
 No.5 of 1961/62, patrol conducted by R.E. Focken (16/10 to 8/11/61)
 and D. Butler (8/11 to 14/11/61), 16 Oct-14 Nov 1961, to Kambiri and
 Semin-Tobua area, for (i) census revision, (ii) construction of
 cemeteries for all groups, (iii) routine administration; Semin-Tobua area
 to assist Nipa Patrol in investigation of alleged murder; Ts., carbon.
 Includes patrol instructions, patrol diary and consequential
 correspondence.
 Alan C. Jefferies, Sub-District Office, Mendi, Southern Highlands             Nov-Dec 1961
 District, to Mr R. Focken, 21 Nov 1961, Patrol Instructions – Mendi
 No.7 of 1961/62, Ts., 1p., together with R.E. Focken to ADO Mendi, 18
 Dec 1961, re Native Situation and Attitude, Ts., carbon, 2pp.; and Patrol
 Diary, 23 Nov-8 Dec 1961, Ts., carbon, 3pp.

 3rd Folder. Patrol Report following brief posting to Koroba,
 Southern Highlands District, during Jan-Feb 1962. (Personnel: 1
 ADO, 1 PO, 1 CPO at Koroba.)
 R.N. Desailly, Koroba, Duna Sub-District Office, Southern Highlands           Jan 1962
 District, to Mr R. Focken, Koroba, 13 Jan 1862, Patrol Instructions, Ts.,
 1p. Together with corresp. from ? Niel to Robert Desailly, n.d., re
 trouble between two sub-groups of the Talagari group, Purigi and Elave,
 n.d., Ms & Ts., 6pp.
 Koroba, Duna Sub-District Office, Southern Highlands District, Koroba         10 Feb 1962
 Patrol No.12 of 1961/62, patrol conducted by R.E. Focken, accompanied
 by 10 P&NGC, 1 Interpreter, 1 NMO, 15 Jan-9 Feb 1962, to Paru
 Census Division and Hanimu River area; Paru – initial census,
 construction of rest houses & general administration; and Hanimu River
 – investigation of tribal fighting; Ts., carbon, 7pp.

 4th Folder. Patrol and other reports following posting to Komo
 Patrol Post, Southern Highlands District, during March 1962-
 February 1963. (Komo personnel – 1 usually.)

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Reel List. PMB 1345. Ron FOCKEN, PNG Patrol Reports and Administration
                       Routine Reports, 1956-1966.

 Komo Patrol Post, Tari Sub-District Office, Southern Highlands                 5 July 1962
 District, Komo Patrol No.4 of 1961/62, patrol conducted by R.E.
 Focken, accompanied by Mr N. Desailly ADO Tari for 8 days, 4
 RP&NGC, 1 Interpreter & 1 NMO, 31 Mar-30 Jun 1962, to Timaria
 Hanimu Census Division; objects (i) to carry out initial census
 Timaria/Hanimu division, (ii) to construct rest houses with
 accompanying police barracks, (iii) routine administration and contact,
 (iv) to investigate reported group fighting between Tamia (Komo area)
 and Pi/Suda (Tari area) groups; Ts., carbon, 15pp., together with J.K.
 McCarthy to DO, Souther Highlands District, 19 August 1962, re the
 patrol.
 R.W. Blaikie, ADO, Sub-District Office Tari, SHD, to Mr M.R.                   20-28 Oct 1961
 Haywood, PO, Tari, 20 Oct 1961, 23 Oct 1961 & 28 Oct 1961, Patrol
 Instructions, Ts., 3pp. Note by Ron Focken: “The 3 attached memos
 addressed to Mal Haywood, Senior PO, are crucial to the history (early)
 of Komo Government Station – Mal Haywood started the “ball rolling”
 and I followed a few months later (ex-Koroba). Mal departed for leave
 and future posting, March 1962.”
 Komo Patrol Post, Tari Sub-District, SHD, Quarterly Report for the             21 Sep 1962
 Period Ending 31st August 1962, by R.E. Focken; Ts., carbon, 4pp.
 Komo Patrol Post, Tari Sub-District Office, Southern Highlands                 18 Sep 1962
 District, Komo Patrol No.1 of 1962/63, patrol conducted by R.E.
 Focken, accompanied by W. Reid CPO, 3 RP&NGC, 1 Interpreter, 1
 NMO (18-31/7/62), 8 RP&NGC, 2 Interpreters, 1 NMO (10/8-2/9/62),
 to Mananda Basin area and Part-Tumu Census division (Restricted
 Area); onjects (i) to construct rest houses and police barracks, (ii)routine
 administration and contact, (iii) to become acquainted with group
 positions and terrain, (iv) murder investigation, (v) to organise supplies
 from Tari and Komo; Ts., carbon, 10pp., with related correspondence.
 Komo Patrol Post, Tari Sub-District Office, Southern Highlands                 30 Nov 1962
 District, Komo Patrol No.2 of 1962/63, patrol conducted by R.E.
 Focken, accompanied by 4 RP&NGC, 1 Interpreter, 1 NMO, 2 Station
 Labourers, to Mananda Basin area (S-E Basin), 16-25 October 1962;
 objects (i) to construct rest houses and police barracks, (ii) to become
 acquainted with group positions and terrain, (iii) routine administration
 and contact, (iv) to organise supplies from Tari and Komo; Ts., carbon,
 6pp.
 Komo Patrol Post, Tari Sub-District, SHD, Quarterly Report for the             1 Dec 1962
 Period Ending 30th November 1962, by R.E. Focken; Ts., carbon, 4pp.
 Komo Patrol Post, Tari Sub-District Office, Southern Highlands                 14 Jan 1963
 District, Komo Patrol No.3 of 1962/63, patrol conducted by R.E.
 Focken, accompanied by W. Reid CPO for 3 days only, 4 RP&NGC, 1
 Interpreter, 2 Station Labourers, to Mananda Basin area, and part-Tumu
 division of Tari administration area, 23-24 Dec 1962 & 3-12 Jan 1963;
 objects (i) to organise supplies from Tari to Komo Patrol Post, (ii) to
 investigate an alleged murder; Ts., carbon, 3pp.
 Komo Patrol Post, Tari Sub-District Office, Southern Highlands                 28 Feb 1963
 District, Komo Patrol No.4 of 1962/63, patrol conducted by R.E.
 Focken, accompanied by 4 RP&NGC, 1 Interpreter, 1 Station Labourer,
 to part-Mananda Basin area, and part-Iumu Division, 31 Jan-19 Feb
 1963; objects (i) investigate alleged riotous behaviour by villages in the
 Buda-Aroma-Kuruba region of the Iumu census Division, (ii) to
 construst rest houses for the Imini and and Bora groups of the Mananda
 Basin, and to elect Village Constables for these groups; Ts., carbon,
 3pp.
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Reel List. PMB 1345. Ron FOCKEN, PNG Patrol Reports and Administration
                       Routine Reports, 1956-1966.

 Komo Patrol Post, Tari Sub-District, SHD, Quarterly Report for the         26 Feb 1963
 Period Ending 28th February 1963, by R.E. Focken; Ts., carbon, 3pp.
 Komo Handover / Takeover, Inventories: Stores Items, Station Tools,        Feb 1963
 Maps and Mapping Equipment, Station Buildings, Station Plant and
 Equipment, Office Furniture and Equipment, Library, Furniture and
 Equipment; Ts., carbon, 7pp.

 5th Folder. Patrol and other reports following posting to Nipa Patrol
 Post, Southern Highlands District, during October 1963 – December
 1964. (2-man Patrol Post usually – 1 Senior Patrol Officer, 1 junior PO
 – CP training sometimes.)
 Nipa Patrol Post, Mendi Sub-District, Southern Highlands District, Nipa    22 Oct 1963
 Patrol No.6 of 1963/64, patrol conducted by R.E. Focken, to part-
 Nembi, 16-20 Oct 1963, objects (i) to investigate alleged murder, (ii)
 routine administration, “Native Situation Report”: Ts., carbon,2pp.
 Nipa Patrol Post, Mendi Sub-District, Southern Highlands District, Nipa    19 Nov 1963
 Patrol No.8 of 1963/64, patrol conducted by R.E. Focken, to part-
 Nembi, 5-15 Nov 1963, objects (i) Second-round House of Assembly /
 Election Education Talks, (ii) routine administration, “Native Situation
 Report”, and “House of Assembly Election 1964 / Political Education
 Programme – Nipa”, Ts., carbon, 3pp.
 Nipa Patrol Post, Mendi Sub-District, Southern Highlands District, Nipa    26 Mar 1964
 Patrol No.11 of 1963/64, patrol conducted by R.E. Focken, to part-
 Nembi, 3 Dec 1963-16 Mar 1964 (broken), objects – routine
 administration, House of Assembly Education and building of polling
 houses, murder investigation, arrest of men from Tobua for threatening
 behaviour towards Government patrol, House of Assembly Elections,
 “Native Situation and attitude Summary”, Ts., 5pp.
 Nipa Patrol Post, Mendi Sub-District, Southern Highlands District,         25 May 1964
 Annual Report – Narrative 1st July to 31st March 1964, by R.E. Focken,
 Ts., carbon, 7pp., together with Nipa Patrol Post Annual Report –
 Department of the Administrator, 4 August 1964, Ts., carbon, 1p.
 Nipa Patrol Post, Mendi Sub-District, Southern Highlands District,         30 May 1964
 Intelligence Summary – To End of May 1964, by R.E. Focken, Ts.,
 carbon, 2pp.
 Nipa Patrol Post, Mendi Sub-District, Southern Highlands District,         Aug-Nov 1964
 “Native Situation Summary – Nipa Basin Census Division, Nipa Patrol
 Report No.16 of 63/64”, by R.E. Focken, 4 Aug 1964, Ts., carbon, 2pp.
 Together with “Local Government Council Survey – Nipa Basin Census
 Division and some Adjacent Groups”, by R.E. Focken, 23 Oct 1964, Ts.,
 carbon, 22pp., and appendices, with response of James W. Kent,
 Assistant District Commissioner, Mendi, 10 Nov 1964, Ts., 2pp.
 Nipa Patrol Post, Mendi Sub-District, Southern Highlands District,         9 Sep 1964
 “Nipa Patrol Report No.3 of 64/65: Native Situation Summary”, by R.E.
 Focken, 9 Sep 1964, Ts., carbon, 2pp.
 Nipa Patrol Post, Mendi Sub-District, Southern Highlands District,
 “Nipa Patrol Report No.4 of 64/65: Native Situation Summary – Wage
 Census Division”, by R.E. Focken, 1 Dec 1964, Ts., carbon, 2pp.
 Together with “Recommendation for Medical Aid Post: Henep Region
 of Wage Census Division”, by R.E. Focken, 28 Nov 1964, Ts., carbon,
 2pp.




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Reel List. PMB 1345. Ron FOCKEN, PNG Patrol Reports and Administration
                       Routine Reports, 1956-1966.

 R.E. Focken, “Analyse the social geography of a south-west Pacific        1966
 micro-region”, Human Geography, Australian National University, First
 Term Essay, 1966: essay on Nipa Basin, Southern Highlands District,
 Ts/. 8pp., sketch map.

 6th Folder. “The only record kept of my 2 years as Cadet Patrol
 Officer, Madang District, 1956-57. ([Papers] got wet in notorious
 wooden tea-chest packing box?)”
 Ron Focken, “Background: ‘Turkey’ Johnson … a well-known character
 in PNG – a pleasant but fairly “rough diamond” who liked a beer or
 two”, Ms., 3pp.
 Aiome Patrol Post, Madang District, fragment from report on W.E.          Aug 1957
 Johnson’s proposed visit to Simbai by R.E. Focken, 16-21 Aug 1957,
 Ts., 1p.
 Aiome Patrol Post, Madang District, planned Patrol Route, Aiome to        1957
 Josephstal, Josephstal to Aiome, approx. 3 weeks, Ts., & Ms
 annotations, 1p.
 R.T. Galloway, District Officer, Madang, to ADO Bogia, 27 Jun 1957,       27 Jun 1957
 re transfer – Mr R. Focken, CPO, Ts., 1p.
 R.E. Focken, general expenses (“bush allowance”) claims, for Bogia        Feb & Apr
 Patrol No.7 of 1956/57 to Manam Island, 14 Jan-5 Feb 1957, and Bogia      1957
 Patrol No.9 of 1956/57 to Lower Ramu and Hansa Bay 18 Mar-6 Apr
 1957; Ts., 2pp.

 Folder 7. Interesting memos and miscellaneous.
 R.E. Focken, Note re ASOPA courses undertaken by Cadet Patrol
 Officers, Ms., 1p.
 J.K. McCarthy, Acting Director, Dept of Native Affairs, Port Moresby,     Oct 1957
 to Mr R.E. Focken, Patrol Officer, Aiome, 2 letters, dated 30 Oct 1957,
 re outstanding law assignment for ASOPA Correspondence Course, Ts.,
 2pp.
 Samarai Club Membership Card No.85, R.E. Focken of Losuia, 3 Mar          1960
 1960.
 TPNG, Personal Tax Receipt, issued to Ronald E. Focken, 13 Jul 1959,      Jul 1959
 with explanatory note by Mr Focken.
 Colyer Watson (New Guinea) Ltd, General Merchants, Mt Hagen,              Sep 1964
 receipt for purchase of meat and eggs, 29 Sep 1964.
 Colyer Watson (New Guinea) Ltd, General Merchants, Mt Hagen,              Sep 1964
 receipt for purchase of bread, 15 Sep 1964.
 Keith W. Dyer, Dept of the Administrator, SHD, Mendi, circular on the     Jan 1963
 eve of his departure from the District, 4 Jan 1963; Ts., roneo, 1p.
 “The New Public Service. A Statement by W.A. Lalor President Public       Sep 1964
 Service Association of Papua New Guinea”, Port Moresby, Sep 1964;
 8pp.
 J.K. McCarthy, Director, Dept of Native Affairs, Konedobu. Highly         Apr 1962
 Confidential circular, re Conduct of Patrols: Destruction of Native
 Houses and Property, 17 Apr 1962, Ts., roneo, 1p.
 A.A. Roberts, Director, Office of the Public Service Commissioner, Port   Aug 1958
 Moresby, circular Confirmation of Probationary Appointments
 (including appointment of R.E. Focken as Cadet Patrol Officer on 6 Feb
 1956), 19 Aug 1958, Ts., roneo, 1p.




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Reel List. PMB 1345. Ron FOCKEN, PNG Patrol Reports and Administration
                       Routine Reports, 1956-1966.

 Territory of Papua, Summons of a Witness, April 1959, summoning          Apr 1959
 Manuel Aisi as witness in case against Thomas Flower, employer, who
 failed to pay wages to a casual worker, Avu Gavili of Rarae Village in
 the Kikori Sub-District, 1p.
 Territory of Papua, Summons of a Witness, 4 May 1959, summoning          May 1959
 Manuel Aisi as witness in case against Thomas Flower, employer, who
 failed to issue rations weekly to the three children of Aisi Ami, 1p.
 The PSA Bulletin, (official organ of the Public Service Association of   Apr 1962
 Papua and New Guinea), Vol.8, No.1, Apr 1962
 The PSA Bulletin, (official organ of the Public Service Association of   May 1962
 Papua and New Guinea), Vol.8, No.2, May 1962
 Public Service Association of PNG, A Report to Members on Changes        Jun 1962
 in the Service, Konedobu, 14 Jun 1962; c.40pp., bound.
 Brian Hogben, “Scoop! King of Paradise”, Sunday Mirror (Sydney), 14      Nov 1965
 Nov 1965, pp.1, 3, 18 & 19, illus., re Cyril Cameron, ‘King Kam’ of
 Kitava Island, Trobriand Islands.

 Photographs
 ASOPA Course 1958.
 Patrol in Southern Highlands 1961. Medical Assistant Dave Hall.
 Catholic Mission Tari 1962.
 Ron Focken and Steve Markwell, Mendi, 1961, standing outside District
 Office with Mendi Valley Club in background.
 Southern Highlands District Headquarters, Mendi Club in background,
 1961.
 Administration Primary School, Nipa, SHP, 1963.
 Nipa Administration Primary School. Teacher: Dick Robson. SHP,
 1964.
 Medical Patrol, Nipa, Southern Highlands, 1963.
 Medical Patrol, Nipa, Southern Highlands, 1963.
 Methodist Mission at Puril, 2 miles south of Nipa Patrol Post, 1963.
 P.O. Bill Paterson, Mrs Frances Focken, Gordon and Joyce Dey
 (Mission Builder), Rev. Cliff Keightley.
 Nipa Southern Highlands. Methodist Mission, Puril, 1963. Solomon
 Islander Pastor with congregation.
 Catholic Mission, Tari. Father Paul.
 Ron Focken. My fairly newly constructed residence at Komo Patrol Post
 / Government Station, Southern Highlands District, Papua New Guinea,
 1962. Photo taken by Greg Rheinberger (Dept of Native Affairs Clerk,
 Tari) who walked for many hours to visit me over Easter period (air
 strips being constructed at that time).
 Tennis courts, Mendi District Headquarters, SHP, 1962.
 Haus Kunai for staff P.O. Bernie Maume, Greg Reinberger (Admin
 Clerk), Tari, 1962.
 Greg Reinberger – Clerk, [middle CPO ?], P.O. Chris Warrilow, at
 Methodist Mission, Tari, SHP, 1963.
 Court House, Sub District Office, Samarai, Milne Bay. A.D.O. Laurie
 Doolan with Interpreter, 1960.
 Haus Kiap, Nipa, SHP, Patrol Officer Roger Fairhall and Cook, 1961.
 Patrol in Southern Highlands, Medical Assistant Dave Hall at work,
 1961.
 Nembi Valley, Southern Highlands, PNG, 1961. Patrol settling for the
 night. Interested village on-lookers. Police.

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Reel List. PMB 1345. Ron FOCKEN, PNG Patrol Reports and Administration
                       Routine Reports, 1956-1966.

 Southern Highlands Women’s House and garden. Nembi area, 1961.
 Mother and daughter.
 Nembi Valley, Southern Highlands District, Papua New Guinea, 1961.
 On the move. Kunai grass area. Large patrol of about 300 carriers owing
 to length of time in the field.
 Nembi Valley, Southern Highlands District, Papua New Guinea, 1961.
 Descending Valley towards junction of Nembi and Lai Rivers. Carriers
 passing local house in foreground.
 Nembi Valley area, Southern Highlands District, Papua New Guinea,
 1961. Fires within tents and local houses lit for warmth during evening /
 night.
 Nembi Valley, Southern Highlands District, Papua New Guinea, 1961.
 Ron Focken and Cook Gaia. Self (Ron F.) with Cook-cum-Rouseabout
 Gaia, “Haus Kiap” recently built at a location central to a clan/group to
 replace future need for tents/tent flies which require numerous carriers.
 Upper Mendi Valley, Southern Highlands District, Papua New Guinea,
 1961.Teenage (say 15) “Eve” awaiting her “Adam” in anticipation of
 sing-sing and perhaps courtship. Festival attire being charcoal-grease
 mixture to enhance beauty. Coastal shell ornaments traded overland
 many decades ago judging by looks. i.e. “bilas bilong tumbuna tiru”.
 Nembi Valley area, Southern Highlands, PNG, 1961. River crossing. RP
 and NGC (Police) Constable in lead. Note pre-Independence era police
 uniform.
 Nembi Valley area, Southern Highlands, PNG, 1961. “Adam” with axe.
 Kunai grass country (Pumbarel Clan territory); limestone escarpment in
 background (large plateau on top).
 Mendi Valley area, Southern Highlands, PNG, 1961. Upper area of
 valley viewed from local hamlet.
 Nembi Valley area, Southern Highlands, PNG, 1961. On the move.
 Plateau above Nembi River (Semin Clan) soon to descend to river,
 thence over mountain range to Mendi (District HQ).
 Oranferie Bay – Konemaiava area (West Suau People), Milne bay
 District, Papua New Guinea, 1959-60. Nearing coast, hence shallow
 water crossing. Tropical coastal vegetation.
 Nembi Valley area, Southern Highlands, PNG, 1961. Woman and
 daughter in mourning attire. Pale clay, and beads from local seeds to be
 worn for approximately 6 months – collectively quite heravy.
 Mendi Valley looking north, 1963. New road extending into upper
 Mendi area.
 Huri (Huli) people in singsing (festival) dress, Komo Patrol Post/base,
 Tari-Komo area, Southern Highlands, Papua New HGuinea, 1962.
 Nembi Valley area, Southern Highlands, PNG, 1961. Local men – 2
 apparently ill with TB, R.P. and N.G.C. (Police) Constable in
 background.

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