Papua New Guinea - Col Dave Carney (Ret'd)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Crocodiles, poisonous snakes, and cannibals. What is a Canadian mapper doing in the jungles of Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 1974?

At that time PNG was a hotbed of terrorism and concerns about creeping communism such that the Australian Army decided that it needed to map the volatile new country on its northern border, prior to it receiving its independence in 1975. Dave Carney talks about his days as an exchange officer with 4 Field Survey Squadron in PNG before the days of GPS, total stations, and modern geographic information systems. His talk features many colourful photos of the country, the people, and their customs in one of the most remote regions of the world.