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19 December 2017


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Ahh, not so much of 'organisation'. Outreach of civility, creed and caboodle came as creep.

The 1914 Henry Newton book "In Far New Guinea" the first chapter is of a 1901 sea voyage Cooktown-to-Samarai of vessel (somewhat mishandled), men intending mining, and one man intending discrete mission.


For adventurers, their ripples (and rifling) evidenced an incoming tide. While they themselves were differential, as droplets fluidly arriving , the effect was a flow of the whole.

For PNG folk, astonishment at such parade subsumed into pragmatic of harvesting what cropped up.

There seems to have been something like an Entente Cordiale in PNG between the Catholics, Lutherans and Anglicans dividing the country into areas of influence. This may have been an unofficial resolution of a demarcation dispute brokered by the kiaps.

It was designated "spheres of influence", an entente from which the newbies (eg, SDA, Evangelicals) were excluded - KJ

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