I grew up listening to stories of an Australian Administration patrol that killed my people at Warasua in south Simbu in 1947 (1).
After university, and seeing these killings against the perspective of today’s morals and principles, I became angry that modern day humans of Anglo-Celtic descent could be so barbaric.
This story is included in a history of Simbu I am working on, which I hope will come out by the end of 2014.
In Simbu, there are many stories of the killings of highlanders by the early kiaps and their policemen. Prospectors also killed many highlanders, although these encounters are usually not documented. And, in the Chimbu Valley, Catholic missionaries killed some tribesmen in self-defence.