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New Guinea - Expert Boatmen Display Skill in Canoes

A look at the variety of boats in New Guinea.
Series : Australian Colour Diary | Episode : 6 | Year : 1958 | Total Duration : 6 Minutes |
Director : Jack S Allan |
HAS small village of Koki near Port Moresby, many boats moored near coast, many inhabited. Off Manus Island, trading boats with three sails sailing. Indigenous people from Manus Island dancing on boats in traditional dress, drumming on tree trunk drums, good CU man's face in grass headdress as he drums. VS war canoes paddled by large number of men, some dancing. Large number of canoes paddled in formation.
Access No. 43975 | 2 mins 24 secs | 1950s | Koki, Manus Island, Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |