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Port Moresby: Taim bipo

Port Moresby: Taim bipo is about Port Moresbythe capital of Papua New Guineabut it is not about the city of today. Rather, it is about 'taim bipo' (a Pidgin English term meaning ‘previously’ or ‘as it was’), about how life was lived in Port Moresby in the two decades before 1975 when PNG was still under Australian control.

These were years of peace and progress—when it was still a ‘lovely and gentle city’—far removed from the troubled times that followed PNG’s independence. 

With over 400 illustrations, this volume provides an engrossing slice through time, capturing page after page of this unique period of history that Australia and PNG share. Anyone who has ever lived in Port Moresby or has the slightest affection for how the town used to be will find impossible to put this book down.

Port Moresby: Taim bipo

  • Specifications

    Physical book.

    ISBN 9781921920196. 320 pages, with 4 appendices and index, 446 colour and black & white illustrations. Published by Boolarong Press 2011 .  240mm x 170mm.

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