$$by Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart. Photography by Josette et Charles Lenars. Ed. Hazan. Account and photographs of the tradition of body ornament of the endangered peoples of New Guinea. $$
$$ This lively journal recounts the artistic path followed by the Chambri, an ethnic group from the North of Papua New Guinea: oral, graphic and pictorial.
"Papua New Guinea" (Lonely Planet).
"Bushwalking in Papua New Guinea" (Lonely Planet).
Anslom, "Crazy best of" (Mangrove 2003).
Anslom is an artist from New Ireland, in the South West of Papua New Guinea. This seventeen track compilation is a blend of reggae and ragga, without forgetting ballads and Papuan rhythmic songs.
XVIc, discovery of New Guinea by the Portuguese.
1828, the Dutch, already established on the island a long time, take possession of the West (now Indonesian Irian Jaya).
Mid-XIXc: the British attempt to settle in the East.
1884, in order to counter the colonial views of the English, Germany take possession of the North-east area and several islands of the archipelago which they keep until 1914.
1906, the Australians run the South-eastern part of the country.
1921, after the war, the German zone goes under Australian mandate.
1930-1935, several expeditions are organized by Europeans to the Highlands where they meet tribes yet unknown.
1942-1945, occupation of several islands of the archipelago by the Japanese.
1963, Irian Jaya is passed over to Indonesia by the Dutch, beginning of the Indonesian colonisation.
1975, after a two year period of autonomy, the independence of the eastern part of the island is proclaimed. It becomes Papua New Guinea, a member of the Commonwealth.
1989, period of unrest on Bougainville island, which declares itself independent. Papua imposes a blockade and sends troops to protect the copper mines, its main source of wealth.
1998, the signature of a ceasefire agreement allows a progressive peace process.
July 1998: a tsunami devastates the North coast, killing over 2,000 people.
Madang culture festival.
Kavieng festival, in New Ireland.
Easter celebrations in churches.
End of May.
Port Moresby culture festival.
Queen of England's Birthday.
Yam harvest festival, on the Trobiand islands.
Mount Hagen festival, followed in mid-September by Goroka's. They are the two major shows in the Highlands.
Independence day. Sing-sings take place all over the country.