Papua New Guinea, 2006

We visited Papua New Guinea during September of 2006, starting with an intense two days of the 50th Goroka Show. Singsing groups from over 100 clans performed in competition in cacaphony of sight and sound. We spent several days on the Sepik River and tributaries visiting several villages and their Spirit Houses. From there we went back into the Highlands to visit Huli Villages and see Birds of Paradise at Ambua. Later we flew to Ambullua to traverse and climb Mt Wilhelm, the highest peak in Papua New Guinea. We ended our stay with a couple days at Malolo Plantation near Madang before visiting the Atherton Tablelands in northern Australia for the final few days. Here are a few highlights (click on a thumbnail to enlarge):

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Route Map
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Sogomie Dancer
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Asaro Mud Man
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Warakagul Women
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Young Dancer
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Goroka Show
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Waikondo Warriors
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Goroka Show
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Tepoka Man
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Asaro Mud Man
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Goroka Show
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Goroka Show
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Tambanum Carvings
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Mindinbit Carvers
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Sago Pudding
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Mumeri Flute Player
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Spirit House
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Kanigara Spirit House
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Kanigara Spirit House
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Kanigara Crocodile Man
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Kanigara Spirit House
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Kanigara Spirit House
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Manjamai Orchid
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Manjamai Dancer
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Ambua Waterfall
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King of Saxony Bird of Paradise
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Huli Wig Man
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Huli Wig School Teacher
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Cuscus
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Sow Spirit Dance
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Big Ambua Waterfall
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Cold swallows
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Bridge to Ambullua
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Jack's Memorial at Ambunum
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Mo Mo at Jack's
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Ambunum Village Hut
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Jimi River Bridge
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Cuscus at Ongoltungi
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On the way to Kupogi
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Red flowers above treeline
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Drying out at Seeku
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Saddle view to Seeku
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Up to Mt Wilhelm
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Mt Wilhelm Summit
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View to Lake Piundi
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Lake Piundi view to summit
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Flowers near Keglsugl
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Malolo Beach shells
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Lesser Bird of Paradise
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Blue Starfish
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Australian King Parrot
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Australian Cassowary
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Australian Red-legged Pademelon
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Rock Wallabies
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Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo
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Coppery Brushtailed Possum


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