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New look display on Papua and New Guinea



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OF DEPARTMENT EXTERNALTERRITORIES

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NEW LOOK DISPLItY ON PAPUA 1NID NE J GUINEA

(Statement by the IIinister for Jxternal Territories, the Hon. C. E. Barnes, ILP. )

The future development of Papua and New Guinea will be strikingly foreshadowed in a large scale display at the Royal Brisbane Show from 7th to 16th August.

Announcing this today, the I:Iinister for External Territories, .ir. Barnes, said that new technieues will be employed in the display to illustrate the targets of the five-year development programme which is already well underway.

Nr. Barnes said that the major purpose of the display would be to portray employment opportunities in the Territory for qualified young Australians wishing to pursue their careers in a new and challenging environment.

I-Ir. Barnes said that the success of the Government's development programme would depend to some extent on the response of young Australians in offering to help with the work of development in the Territory.

Present achievements will be illustrated by a series of continuous colour slides with recorded commentary and up-to-date photographic enlargements in colour and black and white; a range of Territory products will also be on display

as well as examples of handicrafts from various districts in the Territory.

]Ir. Barnes said that the display will be staffed by officers of the Department of External Territories and the Administration of Papua and New Guinea.

The display staff will include the New Guinea Apprentice of the Year, Mr. Thickly Nippon, an apprentice draftsman with the Department of Public . orlcs in Port Moresby and Mr. Win Berry, a Papuan education officer with the

Department of Education who is at present studying at the University of Queensland for a certificate in education.

Mr. Nippon's tour of Australia is being sponsored by the Apprenticeship Board and and while in Australia, in addition to his work at the Brisbane Display, he will visit various industrial undertakings. He attended

the LIalaguna Technical College in Rabaul and was later transferred to Port i.=oresby Technical College before starting

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his apprentice ship in 1965 with the Department of Public works, Port Moresby. He is now studying architectural drafting.

Hr. Herry was born in Gaire Village in the Central District and is married with two children. In 1968 he was head teacher at Gaire 2rimary ' STS' school and has been particulo_ly effective in enlisting community support for

schools0 while studying for a certificate in education for overseas personnel at the University of Queensland he is resident at kings College of the University of Queensland.

Mr. Barnes said that the exhibit should be partic-ularly effective in enabling the general public to see something of the achievements of the Covern-nent in the Territory and of the valuable work being carried out by

dedicated Australians.

A comprehensive publication on the Australian territories will be available on request at the exhibit.

CAI A. Q.T.

PORT ;r1GR SBY. 3 August, 1969