Three faces of New Guinea

Australia, 1966

Film
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Three areas in New Guinea are visited and their Members of the House of Assembly discuss their local conditions and states of development. In the Western Highlands the limited arable land is mostly under subsistence agriculture with various cash crops being introduced. In the Gazelle Peninsula, New Britain, a more active economy is based on copra and cocoa. On the Sepik River fishing villages export artefacts and some local products and maintain some elements of traditional culture.

Credits

director

Brett Porter

production company

Australian Broadcasting Commission

Language

English

Duration

00:59:08:00

Colour

Black and White

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