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Old 06-08-2003, 08:18 AM
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Goroka show - take a step back in time to 1964

It's good to see that the Goroka show is up and running again and that there are plans to make it bigger and better than ever. Here are some photos my husband Bob took of the 1964 show, where he and some mates from the Commonwealth Bank Lae drove to Goroka over the Bank holiday weekend. For those who don't know, I grew up in PNG, mainly Lae, from 1952. My parents, **** and Sheila Phillips "went finish" in 1966. I followed in April 1967 with Bob, the year I turned eighteen and married him.

Okay, on with the show:-) but first a few slides of the trip there. It took twelve or more hours in the old Holden station wagon they made the trip in, complete with breakdown on Kassam Pass, where they had to push the car uphill. Sometimes they wondered if they'd ever get there, especially when they stopped to ask the locals "how far?" All territorians past and present will know the answer to that one:
"Lik-lik tasol" one minute, "long way lik-lik" the next.

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view from Kassam Pass 1964
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Lae-Goroka Road 1964 - one of the laybys where vehicles could pass each other. Unless you were lucky enough to meet an oncoming vehicle at one of these, the car going uphill had to back back.
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On the outskirts of Goroka, 1964
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Commonwealth Bank, Goroka, where the boys were billeted for the weekend.
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Goroka 1964: on the way to the show
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On the way to the show - Sunday best
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Goroka show '64 - some of the spectacular bird of paradise headdresses.
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Goroka show '64 - imitating a tree?
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Goroka show '64 - ceremonial dress
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