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The Papua New Guinea Association of Australia Inc (PNGAA) is a vibrant volunteer organization committed to strengthening the relationship between Papua New Guinea & Australia so that connections between the two regions can grow through understanding and mutual respect. The PNGAA plays a key role in recognising the importance of the countless stories that have shaped who we are and who we hope to be - an inclusive, caring multicultural society built on trust.

 

The PNGAA has existed since 1951 – originally called the Retired Officers Association of Papua New Guinea which was primarily an advocacy body for Superannuation benefits for Australian Administration Officers in the pre-Independence Territory of Papua & New Guinea. 

 

Sixty-eight years later, it remains a unique entity – relevant to contemporary Australians and Papua New Guineans. Membership is open to any individual or organisation that has a strong interest in PNG and its close relationship with Australia, both historically and strategically as Australia’s nearest neighbour.

 

The PNGAA has over 1,000 members world-wide - although the majority are resident in Australia -and is represented through various social media platforms.  We also have a rapidly growing ‘PNGAA Collection’ of historical material.

 

The Association produces a quarterly journal (68 page full colour), the Una Voce, which is a vital part of the association with anecdotes to entertain, historical articles to inform and a wide variety of material on books, Vales, reunions and general information.   All of the Journals dating back to December 1978 can be found in a digital format in the archives on the PNGAA website which are accessible by members.  

 

Click on the link below to visit the PNGAA website and read the articles in the current issue of its Una Voce by selecting the rotating images towards the bottom of the page.

 

To be part of this great community organisation, see the website for details www.pngaa.org or email: membership@pngaa.net