8. Revisiting Melanesia **from 10:30-12:30 for BC Shakeout

Oct 15, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

We took a cruise from Brisbane for 11 days to various places in Papua New Guinea and then for 10 days to Vanuatu and New Caledonia. These countries are all part of Melanesia, different from Polynesia in terms of historical migrations and human development. I worked in PNG as a nurse for 3 years from 1979 - 1982 and this was my first opportunity to go back for a visit. I spent one and a half of those years in the Rabaul area which has totally changed due to major volcanic activity - the town has totally relocated and things are quite different for sure.

Speaker: Judith Ray