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  Port Moresby.com: Port Moresby Papau New Guinea Hotels - History - Map
Port Moresby, capital city of Papua New Guinea, was named after Admiral Sir Fairfax Moresby in 1873 and is today a bustling cosmopolitan city with approximately 200,000 residents.The city is surrounded by plantations and experimental livestock and dairy farms.
Port Moresby sprawls along coastal bays and hillsides; the original Motuan settlement village, Hanuabada, is located close to the city center, which lies on a peninsula at the entrance to Fairfax Harbor.
Port Moresby is also the site of government offices, the territorial museum, the University of Papua New Guinea (1965), the Institute of National Affairs, and sports facilities.
www.portmoresby.com   (189 words)

  Port Moresby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Port Moresby, population 193,242 (1990), is the capital of Papua New Guinea.
Moresby, captain of HMS Basilisk, had ventured through some straits at the eastern end of New Guinea and upon encountering three previously-unknown islands landed there and raised the Union Jack.
Port Moresby is often portrayed (particularly in the Australian press) as a dangerous city.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Port_Moresby   (318 words)

 Port Moresby Region
Port Moresby lies on the southeast shore of New Guinea and is built around Fairfax Harbour, the island’s largest harbour.
Modern Port Moresby is surrounded by rubber plantations, dairy farms, and experimental livestock ranches—the city’s exports include copra, coffee, rubber, plywood, timber, and gold.
West-bound from Port Moresby is the Hiritano Highway which connects the city with Bereina, home of the Kairuku and Mekeo people.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /png/about_destin/port_moresby.html   (818 words)

 Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Port Moresby is also the capital of the Central District of Papua New Guinea.
Port Moresby is the site of government offices, the territorial museum, the University of Papua New Guinea (1965), the Institute of National Affairs, and sports facilities.
Port Moresby was an important Allied military base during World War II (1939-1945).
www.galenfrysinger.com /port_moresby.htm   (175 words)

 Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The commercial centre of the nation, Port Moresby is in itself a microcosm of Papua New Guinea, catering for about 200,000 people consisting of a large number of non-citizens, as well as 800 diverse languages and cultures.
Moresby fluctuates from the hustle of commercialisation to the serenity of a country town.
Port Moresby is made up of a complex traditional society formed upon historical bonds between the traditional landowners, the coastal Motuans and the inland Koitabu, through intermarriages and trade which have been occurring since the mid-nineteenth century.
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 Port Moresby
Port Moresby is the capital of Papua New Guinea...
Port Moresby, capital city of Papua New Guinea, located on the southern coast of New Guinea island, on Paga Point between Fairfax Harbour and Walter Bay of the Gulf of Papua.
Port Moresby in New Guinea will find water rushing by on its way from the Pacific, which will be compressing, and the South Pole, where it has pooled during the week of rotation stoppage, during the hour of the shift.
www.toursurf.com /resources/10/Port-Moresby.html?54b66118   (474 words)

 Port Moresby, National Capital District
Port Moresby, the nation's capital and the main entry point for international visitors does not present an immediate picture of an ideal tropical paradise.
At the end of the war Port Moresby was the only town of any size left standing in Papua New Guinea and was chosen by the governing Australian administration to be the seat of government.
During the festivities, Port Moresby's Ela Beach is lined with stilt houses, canoes and swaying dancers decorated with leis of frangipani and hibiscus.
www.pngbd.com /travel/tourism_guide_tpa/prov_ncd.html   (822 words)

 Current local time in Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby is the capital of Papua New Guinea
Calculate distance from Port Moresby to another location
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 Port Moresby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Port Moresby, or Moresby for short, is the country's main air and sea gateway.
It was named for Admiral Sir Fairfax Moresby by his son, Captain John Moresby, who mapped the southern coastline in 1873.
Later, Moresby became the capital of British New Guinea and in 1975 the administrative capital of the newly independent country of Papua New Guinea.
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 Port Moresby "B   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Port Moresby "B.N.G." eight bar obliterator, single central strike tying Queensland 1897 2p Gray blue singles (2) on 1899 (Oct. 11) "O.H.M.S." cover to Brisbane via Thursday Island, envelope has light vertical crease and is reduced at left, otherwise very fine usage on official cover.
Port Moresby/British New Guinea unframed c.d.s., extremely fine and choice strike tying Queensland 1890-92 1p Orange red and 2p Gray blue on 1893 (November 15) cover to England, redirected to Montreux, Switzerland, via Thursday Island, the stamps additionally tied by very fine Lancaster "436" duplex as departure datestamp upon redirection, showing arrival c.d.s.
AAMC #10, September 28, 1932 Port Moresby to Kokoda first flight and return covers, the first is combination franked with a 1931 2p on 1 1/2p (#88) and a 1930 3p air post (#C2), each tied by a Port Moresby c.d.s.
users.bigpond.net.au /bng.stamps/shrevesdec2001.htm   (4017 words)

 Papua New Guinea Forum - Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery & Listings of all people who are buried there.
Port Moresby, the most important centre in the Territory of Papua, has a good harbour on the Gulf of Papua, and its situation close to the Australian mainland makes it eminently suitable as a naval and military base for operations in the south-west Pacific.
The Port Moresby Memorial commemorates 744 officers and men of the Australian Army (including Papuan and New Guinea local forces), the Australian Merchant Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force who gave their lives during the operations in Papua, and who have no known grave.
The land forming the site of the Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery in which this memorial stands is permanently assured in favour of the Commission by the Government of the Territory of Papua and New Guinea.
www.pngbd.com /forum/showthread.php?s=70125a1f3def2e19c4bdd97062194cc8&threadid=6423&perpage=10&pagenumber=2   (7521 words)

 Port Moresby
Prior to WWII, Port Moresby was a small administrative center for the Australian territories of Papua and New Guinea.
During the war it was the strategic objective of the Japanese during the Battle of Coral Sea and the overland during the Kakoda Trail campaign.
The WWII photograph is dated April 1, 1943 and is captioned: "Troops Gather at new club in Port Moresby operated by the US Canteen Services" John Douglas and Justin Taylan visited the site, which today is across from the modern Port Moresby Hotel.
www.pacificwrecks.com /provinces/png_moresby.html   (519 words)

 Port Moresby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Port Moresby, located in the Central Province, is the capital city of PNG.
Port Moresby has a fairly high crime rate paritally due to the many who move to the city seeking fortune and prosperity, but find neither.
During WWII, the Japanese tried to take Port Moresby by landing on the north coast near Popondetta and crossing the mountains instead of taking it by sea from the south.
www.thebittners.com /www/PNG/PortMorseby/PortMoseby.htm   (166 words)

 Budget Traveller's Guide to Sleeping in the Port Moresby airport
Once you have your boarding pass go straight to the boarding gate as this possibly has the best area to wait (most safe as it has a security guard and no one sitting around you can have a gun).
The last thing you want to do in Moresby is wait in the humid unconditioned lobby while there are persons of questionable character mulling around.
Make sure you ask the check in staff which way to the departure gate as the only signage that I could see to point you in the right direction were in Pidgin and Japanese.
www.sleepinginairports.net /asia/portmoresby.htm   (583 words)

 satellite port moresby - satellite.mecenate.toscana.it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 Port Moresby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Port Moresby also provided a link to the Netherlands East Indies, allowing a direct staging of bombers along the whole length of their defensive perimeter.
The Battle of the Coral Sea was significant because it stopped the advance of the Japanese on Port Moresby.
Even though Port Moresby had suffered bombing raids by Japanese forces, it was never in danger of being captured.
history.acusd.edu /gen/st/~michaelm/coral1PM.html   (315 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Raskol gangs rule world's worst city
With poverty, crime, poor healthcare and a rampant gang culture, Port Moresby consistently scores highest in the unit's "hardship" table, meaning it is regarded as the worst place to live among 130 world capitals.
Visitors to Port Moresby are advised not to go out after sunset, and to avoid walking the streets in most areas even during the day.
Most people living in Port Moresby show little sympathy for the Bomai, whose raids on businesses and residential compounds have made them infamous.
www.guardian.co.uk /population/Story/0,2763,1309839,00.html   (791 words)

 Embassy of the U.S. Port Moresby :: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
Embassy of the U.S. Port Moresby :: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
That was the year that General Douglas MacArthur arrived in Port Moresby, established his headquarters at Government House just a short distance from here, and later on Manus Island.
While in Port Moresby, presented US$1.5 million to the PIF to fund a four-year program to combat money laundering.
portmoresby.usembassy.gov   (2426 words)

 ABC Bureaux - Port Moresby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Don Hook was the first correspondent in the ABC’s Port Moresby bureau.
The ABC's Port Moresby bureau has its own TV satellite earth station, which means it can broadcast stories directly back to Australia.
Coverage by the ABC Port Moresby bureau includes special reporting for Radio Australia's Tok Pisin service and can extend to coverage of events in the Solomon Islands and other Pacific island states.
abc.net.au /aroundtheworld/content/s1060392.htm   (589 words)

 Port Moresby map, map of Port Moresby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Here you will find a treasure of information with regard to map of Port Moresby as well as a wealth of information on the subject of Port Moresby maps.
This "maps of Port Moresby" page will be updated frequently, so visit early and visit often.
MA 2664 Map of Port Moresby Area of New Guinea
www.infohub.com /Maps/port_moresby_map_436.html   (121 words)

 Port Moresby Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Port Moresby is the capital city of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea
The natural break in the reef and huge enclosed bay had been discovered by Captain John Moresby on the 21st of February, 1873 during a surveying expedition in a paddle steamer (HMS Basilisk)
This newly discovered safe haven had been used for centuries before Captain Moresby's discovery by the Motuan people.
portmoresby.anglican.org /pnginfo/pom.html   (73 words)

 Port Moresby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Don Bosco Gabutu - some might know it as Badili - is the jewel in the crown of Port Moresby Salesian presence and recognised in the National Capital District for its effectiveness in responding to the needs of young boys who might otherwise join the 'rascals' who roam the Capital's streets.
The construction of workshops and classroom buildings for the Don Bosco Technical Institute is almost complete; on February 1999 the Institute will open its doors for the first group of Year 12 students who aspire to become technical teachers.
It is located in the heart of Port Moresby, the capital city of Papua New Guinea.
www.bosconet.aust.com /moresby.htm   (290 words)

 APEC - ABAC - PORT MORESBY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Port Moresby meeting followed closely on thelate 1996 release of ABAC's first report to APEC Economic Leaders.That report, APEC Means Business: Building Prosperity for OurCommunity, made numerous recommendations on steps APEC membereconomies could take to facilitate trade and investment and economicand technical cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.
In Port Moresby, ABAC members charted a course fortheir 1997 activities culminating in another meeting with EconomicLeaders in Vancouver, Canada, on 24 November.
The Post Moresby meeting, hosted by the ABAC membersfrom Papua New Guinea, Wayne Golding and Henry Kila, was the firstof any APEC body to take place in Papua New Guinea, which joinedthe regional forum in 1993.
www.actetsme.org /apecsme/abacmtg4.html   (535 words)

 The Unofficial POMHI Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Pomhi as it is commonly known as, is an abbreviation for Port Moresby International High School.
A Great High School situated in the suburb of East Boroko, Port Moresby (the capital), Papua New Guinea.
Port Moresby High School reunion 2005 will be held at the Queensland Irish Association, 171 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane QLD 4000.
www.maipng.com /pomhi   (392 words)

 AllRefer.com - Port Moresby (Pacific Islands Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Port Moresby (Pacific Islands Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Port Moresby was founded by Capt. John Moresby, who landed there in 1873.
During World War II the chief Allied base on New Guinea was there.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/PortMore.html   (165 words)

 Skyline Drive In Port Moresby
Not so long ago there was a drive-in in Port Moresby.
The Port Moresby drive-in was along wards strip, an old air strip left over from the Second World War.
The death of this drive in has been attributed to mismanagement and the declining law and order problem in Port Moresby and PNG.
www.michie.net /pnginfo/drivein.html   (295 words)

 Port Moresby Airfields   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
During WWII, Port Moresby could be described as a massive airfield complex, built overtop a small colonial town.
Disused since the war, it is developed into the Waigani area of Port Moresby, where most of the government buildings and embassies are located.
Built by the Americans in early 1942, this single runway was surfaced with Marston Matting, and built by a fl construction battalion.
www.pacificwrecks.com /provinces/png_moresby_air.html   (2433 words)

 HOLIDAY INN PORT MORESBY HOTELS | PORT MORESBY | Official Hotel Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Set in 5 hectares of landscaped gardens, the Holiday Inn Port Moresby offers a secure environment combined with international service standards and Papua New Guinea friendliness.
Located in the heart of the Government district, access is via a modern four-lane highway 6 kilometres from the airport and a continuation of this highway a further 8 kilometres into the Port Area.
Parliament, many government departments and embassies are situated close by as is the Port Moresby Golf Course.
www.ichotelsgroup.com /h/d/hi/1/en/hd/POMIH   (170 words)

 Diving Papua New Guinea - Dive PNG - Scuba Diving Papua New Guinea (PNG) - Diversion Dive Travel
The children of these "stone age people" are most probably trying to find a job in the nations' capital, Port Moresby.
If successful, they are most likely dealing with similar day-to-day problems as people in other parts of the world (like upgrading their computer for example).
Another fantastic dive destination is the Eastern Fields which is to be found 170 km south west of Port Moresby.
www.diversionoz.com /en/png.htm   (1017 words)

 What's New
Jul 14, 2007 - Port Moresby Photographs - Sir John Guise Stadium
Jul 14, 2007 - Port Moresby Photographs - Boroko / 4 Mile areas
Jul 14, 2007 - Old PX 7-mile Port Moresby
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