We continue our series of extracts from the Kundiawa News, a Papua New Guinea colonial times newsletter that flourished in the mid-1960s. Today’s insights are from No 19 of 25 September 1964 - a special issue running to 20 pages that included a supplement for the Chimbu Ball….
NEWMAN ‘MORE INTERESTED IN PRESS’ : POPLE HITS OUT AT TREASURER
MHA for Gumina, Mr G Pople, hit out many inadequacies in the Territory in his main speech at the last sitting of the House of Assembly which ended just over a week ago.
In a scathing critique of the Treasurer, Mr A P Newman, Mr Pople said, “Let me first compliment Mr Newman on his fine speaking voice and the confident manner in which he presented the bill. It is a grave pity that he talked so fast and used such complicated language that the majority of members were unable to understand him and the interpreters found it impossible to properly translate the speech.