Views On major community groups involvement with large house dedication in East Sepik Province, PNG
Comments from John Evans
The following digital photos were recently found [in 2003] and "... relate to a very big house
warming. This was next door to our humble house - which was delayed because
of this grander place. This was built by the local MP [Member of Parliament, Papua New Guinea]
- Samson Napo - he is MP no longer - and has never lived in the house.
Note this was dry season 2000 I think - before elections.
Some interesting features -
Skelim - communities donated food - then get a redistribution
11 and 12 - Skelim - communities donated food and then get a redistribution
at the end of the day - often less than they brought in - skillful persons
work all day on this - and tend to end up with overall disatisfaction.
Pigs - a large number (68 ??) were bought by the member - to add
to the distribution - same obscure rules applied. Many pigs expired in the
For another view of the same "neighborhood" of the
house dedication shown in these photos, return to smaller house dedication
from John Evans.
see also resources below
- Almanacs, fact books, encyclopedias
- Embassies - Counsulates
Travel - tourism
PNGBUAI project information manager:
Dr. John Evans
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