Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea – Lying off the north coast of Australia, New Guinea is an island-continent with some of the most difficult topography in the world. The main island is characterized by an extremely mountainous interior and rocky coasts with barrier reefs and swamps infested with crocodiles impeding the landing of boats and canoes. PNG (with a population of over 3 million souls) is the eastern half of the island and is home to a number of fascinating ethnic groups (said to exceed 700 in number) all of which are of interest to the BLAC FOUNDATION. For more information about PNG and its people see Dr. E. Powe’s The Lore of Melanesia .