Image: Roman Catholic Mission Station, Ononge village, Central Province, PNG

Roman Catholic Mission Station, Ononge village, Central Province, PNG

Roman Catholic Mission Station at Ononge village, Central Province, PNG. July 1921. V4332

Photographer:
Frank Hurley
Rights:
© Courtesy of the Australian Museum

Notes

Ononge Mission Station was established in 1913 at about 2000 metres above sea level, overlooking grass-covered mountain slopes. Just before Hurley's visit a fire had destroyed the church and a temporary replacement stood in its place.

Hurley speculated in his diary that the extensive grasslands were probably caused by generations of forest clearance for gardens.

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