Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea
 is a country just north of Australia that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea. It is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Over 800 different languages are listed for the country. It is also one of the most rural, as only 18% of its people live in urban centres. The country is one of the world’s least explored, culturally and geographically, and many undiscovered species of plants and animals are thought to exist in the interior of Papua New Guinea.

Shearwood Photography has had the privilege of visiting Papua New Guinea several times in recent years. Please look at some of the images below.


Bomana War Cemetery

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Just off the road from Port Moresby at the southern end of the Kokoda track is Bomana, the largest war cemetery in the Pacific. There are 3069 known and 237 unknown Australians from the fighting in New Guinea together with 443 Allied soldiers sailors and airmen.


Gaire Village

Gaire is a coastal village, located 46.6 kilometres by road along the coast to the southeast of the centre of Port Moresby. Since at least the early 1980s Gaire has been one of the areas of significant development in the country.


Sogeri

Sogeri is a town in the Central Province of Papua New Guinea. It is located on the main highway from Port Moresby to Popondetta near the start of the Kokoda Track.