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February 10, 2022

35 Amazing Portrait Photos of Papua New Guineans in the 1970s

Papua New Guinea is a country in Oceania that comprises the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia (a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia). Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The country is the world's third largest island country with an area of 462,840 km2 (178,700 sq mi).

Papua New Guinea established its sovereignty in 1975. It is one of the most linguistically diverse countries in the world. There are 851 known languages in the country, of which 11 now have no known speakers. It is known to have numerous groups of uncontacted peoples, and researchers believe there are many undiscovered species of plants and animals in the interior.

These amazing photos were taken by lindsaybridge that show portraits of Papua New Guineans in the 1970s.

Ford Fairlane at Service Station at Boroko ready for the trip, 1975

Ford Futura 1971 model on the Rigo Road, near Port Moresby, 1974

Aki and Kewa on the 1971 model Ford Futura, Port Moresby, 1974

Group near Port Moresby, 1974

1971 Ford Futura, Boroko near Port Moresby, 1975

Boroko near Port Moresby, 1975

Ford Fairlane ZF on road near Hisiu, 1975

Idlers Bay near Port Moresby, 1975

Papuans from village near Kwikila and Ford Fairlane outside tradestore, 1975

Fairfax Harbour, Port Moresby, 1976

Bomana War Cemetery near Port Moresby, 1976

Fairfax Harbour, 1976

Ford Fairlane Model in Port Moresby, 1976

Ford Futura 1971 Model in Port Moresby, 1976.

Ford Futura 1971 Model in Port Moresby, 1976

Ford Futura, Konedobu, Port Moresby, 1976

Guys at Ela Bach, Port Moresby, 1976

Picnic, Koki, Port Moresby, 1976

Port Moresby and Bomana War Memorial, 1976

Port Moresby, 1976

Port Moresby, 1976

Port Moresby, 1976

Port Moresby, 1976

Port Moresby, 1976

Port Moresby, 1976

Port Moresby, 1976

Port Moresby, 1976

Port Moresby, 1976

Port Moresby, 1976

Scouts at Jacksons Airport to see plane off to the Jamboree in Australia, 1976

Variata National Park near Port Moresby, 1977

Willie relaxing at Ela Beach, Port Moresby, 1977

Willie, Webbi, Murphy, Joe on afternoon after work picnic at Taurama Beach, Port Moresby, 1977

Mount Hagen,  Papua New Guinea, 1978

Mount Hagen,  Papua New Guinea, 1978




1 comment:

  1. Real thrilled to see the oldies of our Port Moresby. Please need more of this as I'm trying to do a reflective stories of past comparing of todays Port Moresby.

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