Go Back   Papua New Guinea Forum > Living in Papua New Guinea > Port Moresby

 
 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 17-05-2004, 04:43 PM
***aCe*** ***aCe*** is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Port Moresby
Posts: 2,961
***aCe*** is on a distinguished road
The Hiri Moale Festival is Back

Story by Colin Taimbari
Pictures by Ekar Keapu


IT’S BACK.
The famous Hiri Maole Festival is back in 2004 after a one year absence and it promises to be even bigger and better according to festival organiser and major sponsor – National Capital District Commission.

“Well, it’s festival time and excitement is in the air,” was how NCDC board chairman Michael Malabag aptly summed up the atmosphere at the launch of the festival in Port Moresby on April 16.

The festival is a celebration and re-enactment of the ocean voyages of the olden days when the local landowners of Port Moresby and surrounding villages – the Motu Koitabu people - would travel out west in huge dug-out canoes to trade with the Erema people (now call Kerema in the Gulf Province).

The trips were long and dangerous but for the Motu Koitabu’s (mostly men), it was important, a trip worth risking their lives in order that their wives and children survive the severe droughts that were common in Port Moresby in those days. The return voyage was one of joy and celebration as women with their bodies all tattooed up would line the beaches singing and dancing in grass skits to welcome their husbands, brothers and children.

Hiri Moale 2004 chairman Vagi Toua, NCDC Board chairman Michael Malabag and Privatisation Minister Dr Puka Temu
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Hiri Launch.jpg (74.7 KB, 615 views)

Last edited by ***aCe***; 17-05-2004 at 05:46 PM.
Reply With Quote
Connect With Facebook to "Like" This Thread

HotelsCombined.com - Pack full of the best deals
 

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Friends at the 2004 Hiri Moale Festival ***aCe*** Site News 0 29-09-2004 01:59 PM
Hiri Moale Festival is back ***aCe*** Site News 0 17-05-2004 05:42 PM
Hiri Moale Festival, Photographs taken 15th September, 2002 aussie The Journey to Paradise 72 24-09-2002 01:26 PM
The Hiri Moale Festival & Goroka Show held in PNG 15th & 16th September, 2002. aussie Site News 0 19-09-2002 02:16 PM
Ela Beach and the Preparation for Hiri Moale Festival, Port Moresby 2002 aussie The Journey to Paradise 22 15-09-2002 01:59 PM


All times are GMT +11. The time now is 04:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright© 2000-2015 Matryx Limited.
Hosted by Quadra Hosting