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aussie 02-02-2002 05:29 PM

Morobe Province
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Lae is situated in the Morobe Province and is accessible by road by many parts of New Guinea.

Morobe Province curves around the tropical waters of the Huon Gulf. The Saruwaged Mountains, rising from the sea at the tip of the Huon Peninsula are blanketed by tangled and impenetrable rainforest.

To the south-west, the fertile Markham Valley rests between equally awesome ranges while the waters between Huon Peninsula and New Britain are dotted with volcanic islands.

The Hinterland and coast of Morobe Province offers spectacular sightseeing, a wonderland of flora and fauna and numerous walking tracks, particularly near the Wau and Bulolo areas. A network of roads connects the capital city of Lae with Madang to the north west, through the markham Valley to the Highlands in the west and south to the Highland areas around Wau and Bulolo.

Lae is the second largest city in Papua New Guinea and was a tinymission station before the 1920's gold rush at Wau transformed it into a major port and industrial centre. It was the last place to farewell famous pioneering American aviator Emilia Earhart, as she took off on one of the final legs of her round the world flight before disappearing without a trace.

Lae was also the strategic base for the Japanese during World War II. The graves of thousands of allied soldiers killed in battle can be visited at the Lae War Cemetery, situated within the grounds of Lae's Botanical Gardens.

Known as the "Gardne City", modern day Lae is an attractive, tropical city well serviced by banks, international standard hotels, department stores, local markets and street stalls selling produce and artefacts.

aussie 02-02-2002 05:32 PM

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One of the largest supermarkets, Anderson's Foodland situated in Eriku, Lae. The original building was burnt down some years back and was rebuilt.

aussie 02-02-2002 06:34 PM

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Aseki Range, Morobe Province

aussie 02-02-2002 07:05 PM

Markham River, Morobe Province
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Markham River, Morobe Province

aussie 03-02-2002 02:40 PM

The Rainforest Habitat
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When in Lae, dont forget to visit the Rainforest Habitat which occupies an area of over 3,000 square metres, and has been purposedly built to create a display of some 15,000 native and exotic plants, and 21 species of birds.

Included in the display, you will find the magnificent Raggiana Bird of Paradise as well as crocodiles, lizards, butterflies, turtles, frogs and fish.

Situated at the University of Technology, approx. 15 minutes drive from Lae CBD:

aussie 03-02-2002 05:32 PM

Eriku Roundabout
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Junction near Andersons, Eriku:

aussie 03-02-2002 05:36 PM

Oval, Eriku, Lae
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Oval, opposite tradestores in Eriku Lae: Note the potholes...yes, Lae hasnt changed, still pothole city, however, there are now nice new roads around the market areas and other areas of the city.

aussie 03-02-2002 07:32 PM

Cattle Grazing
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Papua New Guinea imports most of its beef and milk. In 1900 there were about 250 cattle (bulmakau in tok Pisin) mainly brought in by German missionaries. Although the number had grown to about 30,000 by 1940, there was no real cattle industry before World War II.

Although the country's surface area is about 470,000 sq km, only about five per cent is considered suitable for high production graziing.

aussie 03-02-2002 09:57 PM

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This picture was taken in 2nd Street Lae in 2001.

aussie 03-02-2002 10:00 PM

Lae - 2nd Street
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The old Burns Philip corner opposite the old Lae Post Office.

Now another supermarket occupies the building:

aussie 03-02-2002 10:06 PM

Lae - 2nd Street
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Taken in 2001 looking towards the old Post Office from Huon Gulf Pharmacies in 2nd Street, Lae.

aussie 03-02-2002 10:07 PM

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Lae Golf Club taken in 2001:

aussie 03-02-2002 11:03 PM

Lae Golf Club
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Lae Golf Club Review 1985

aussie 04-02-2002 01:06 AM

Markham River Valley
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Markham River Valley, Morobe Province:

aussie 04-02-2002 01:32 AM

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Numbyen Group, Finschaffen, Morobe Province:

aussie 04-02-2002 01:50 AM

Mussom Group
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Mussom Group, Morobe Province:

aussie 04-02-2002 02:19 AM

Erap Valley
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New Road up the Erap Valley, Morobe Province:

aussie 04-02-2002 02:22 AM

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Erap Valley, Morobe Province:

aussie 04-02-2002 02:26 AM

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Tinipe Villager, Erap

aussie 04-02-2002 02:27 AM

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Tinipe Village Meri:

aussie 04-02-2002 02:29 AM

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Tinipe is 67kms from Lae and the journey takes about three hours. A PMV runs from Lae daily. To book and arrange a guide to the village, contact Tara Bindorin, c/- Margaret Stevenson, Phone: 472 4532 or fax 472 2394

wendalls 05-02-2002 08:06 PM

Ref your photos of Lae, MP
Hi Aussie,

You've done a good job with these photos, etc keep up the good work. I am a Morobe girl and have been out of the country for 18 years or so. I am so pleased this site was created as I have always been interested in the history of PNG in general and have lost track of time.

I hope to visit again one day.

Thanks Wendy from Cairns

aussie 09-02-2002 04:36 PM

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Finschafen, first settled in 1885 by the Germans and is still a major Lutheran base.

Finschhafen, Morobe Province:

aussie 09-02-2002 06:41 PM

Morobe Tours
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For those of you who have never been to Lae before, you are warned that Lae Airport (Nazdab) is situated some 40 minutes drive outside of the city.

Therefore you will need to have some prior arrangements made for your travel requirements.

If you are booking into a hotel in Lae, ask reservations to organise a pick up and drop off at the airport on your behalf which is cheaper than buying a ticket once you arrive at Nazdab.

If you would prefer to be chauffeur driven, then please arrange this through Morobe Tours:

Reservations: +675 42 1071 or Fax: +675 42 5788

aussie 10-02-2002 01:35 AM

Panning for Gold in Wau
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Panners still work the Wau - Bulolo goldfields 60 years after the rush.

aussie 10-02-2002 01:45 AM

Accommodation in Lae
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Lae International Hotel:

aussie 10-02-2002 01:47 AM

Accommodation in Lae
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Inside a room of the Lae International Hotel:

donfriel 17-02-2002 12:33 AM

lae; height of modernity circa 70s
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see subject

donfriel 17-02-2002 12:35 AM

lae circa 70s again
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see above

aussie 23-02-2002 02:16 PM

Malahang Industrial Centre:
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Aerial survey of Malahang Industrial Centre, Lae, Morobe Province:

Papua New Guinea's first industrial centre, located in Lae, Morobe Province.

Serviced allotments

Land allotments readily available with electricity, telephone, water and sewerage for individual development, ranging from 1373 m^2 to 8000 m^2.

Standard Factory Buildings

Industrial buildings at MIC include eight steel space frame, standard factory buildings, each divided with removable partitions into four factory units of 300 m^2 each, or 1,200 m^2 per factory buildings.

The 32 individual units are each provided with a 4.5m high by 6m wide sliding door and a separate standard swing door. The structural module conforms to the individual unit size of 15m xy 20m = 300 m^2. The ridge from the floor measures 8.5m with 6m eaves.

Worksheds/nursery units.

There are six steel space frame workshed buildings at MIC, designed particularly for small and medium - scale enterprises.

For further information, contact:

Industrial Centres Development Corporation of Papua New Guinea,
P.O. Box 1571,
Papua New Guinea.


+(675) 323 2913 or + (675) 323 2924
Fax: +(675) 323 1109

aussie 23-02-2002 03:42 PM

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International Food Corporation, Portion 361, Busu Road, Malahang, Lae.

aussie 23-02-2002 08:37 PM

Morobe Province
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Cattle Grazing in the Morobe Province:

aussie 24-02-2002 10:57 AM

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Lae urban Local Level Government, picture supplied by:

Public Relations Officer, Lae.

aussie 24-02-2002 12:00 PM

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Lae Wharf:

aussie 24-02-2002 12:01 PM

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Markham Valley:

aussie 24-02-2002 12:08 PM

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Where the Morobe Province is situated in relation to the rest of Papua New Guinea:

aussie 24-02-2002 12:20 PM

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Aerial picture of Lae overlooking the 'old' airstrip:

aussie 24-02-2002 12:42 PM

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Lae International Coffee Shop, Milne Bay man with daughter named after the expatriate who is holding her:

aussie 24-02-2002 01:18 PM

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Looking to hire an aircraft in Lae, please contact North Coast Aviation at Nadzab:

aussie 04-03-2002 12:57 AM

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Rainforest Habitat - over friendly loroqueets:

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