George Ivan Smith and what he did for West Papua

Who is George Ivan Smith, and what did he do for West Papua? George Ivan Smith AO (1915-1995) was a remarkable Australian, the son of a prison governor and educated in rural Australia at Goulbourn and Bathurst high schools. He

Jessie’s house of needles, and the Green State of West Papua

An array of former and current missionaries joined supporters of West Papua’s liberation for the launch of John Algate’s Jessie’s House of Needles and Jacob Rumbiak’s introduction of West Papua as a Green State. Forty on-line participants (including 20 from

Pig, symbol of peace in West Papua

PIGS In the highlands of New Guinea, on the western rim of Melanesia, pigs are central to religious and social life, their blood sanctifying land for ceremony, and opening marriage negotiations between families. They underpin the village economy, and are