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Urban Safety & Crime Prevention 
In Papua New Guniea

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What is YLM?

Yumi Lukautim Mosbi is an ongoing crime prevention and urban safety initiative housed within the NCDC and sponsored by AusAID and GoPNG. It is an action model of Vision 2050 and is evidenced by the impact it has with all sectors of PNG society, from grass roots to international corporate investors

YLM is a mindset and a methodology, which is much more than a prescribed set of activities and as such it is quite broad. In brief this concept brings stakeholders across all sectors of PNG society together as participants and team players in jointly solving urban safety and crime prevention issues which affect them; this fosters partnerships, ensures relevance activates effective implementation and enhances sustainability.

Therefore YLM can best be explained in context of the sectors it works across…

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published August 29th, 2011

The Birdwing Butterflies Issue by Papuea New Guinea

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Birdwing butterflies are the largest of all butterflies. Birdwings are typified by large size (up to a maximum body length of 7.6 cm or 3 inches and a wingspan of 28 cm or 11 inches in O. alexandrae), showy coloration (in contrasting shades of green, yellow, black, white, and sometimes blue or orange), and slender, lanceolate forewings.

The male Birdwing is brightly coloured with green, gold and black, and is smaller than the female. The larger female Birdwing is black and white, with yellow markings on the hindwings. She has a wingspan of up to 20 cm.

With few exceptions (i.e., the New Guinean O. meridionalis and O. paradisea), the hindwings lack tails. Sexual dimorphism is strong in Ornithoptera species only, where males are black combined with bright iridescent green, blue, orange or yellow while the larger and less colourful females are overall black or dark brownish with white, pale brown or yellow markings. (read more)

published August 24th, 2011

Pineapple Fragrance Issue by Papua New Guinea

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“Pineapples, Papua New Guinea”. It doesn’t ring-a-bell. The both may not have anything in common economically or culturally significant that is known to the world, but a trip to any local market in Papua New Guinea from the months of November to January will certainly change one’s perspective if pineapples were introduced.

Nearly every subsistence farmer has them in their gardens. In fact, its popularity over the years has made it the common fruit for dessert in restaurants and at tribal feasts all over Papua New Guinea.

Relating to the resemblance of the pineapple, the fragrance it gives out and the vowel sound in the name that landed with it (pineapple), different tribes came up with their own version of the name. (read more)

published August 23rd, 2011

Abraham Lincoln And 150th Anniversary of American Civil War Stamps

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This beautifully designed stamp issue features images of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln as well as battle sites of the American Civil War. As 16th president of the United States, Lincoln spent his presidency attempting to put an end to the Civil War.

Within the first four months of his presidency, seven states seceded from the union.His goal, however, remained to keep the Union together. On January 2, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation was put into effect, freeing all slaves.

On November 19, 1863, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated the Confederate armies at the decisive Battle of Gettysburg, President Lincoln delivered what is now considered to be one of the best known speeches in United States history, the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. (read more)

published July 6th, 2011

Papua New Guinea issues the Reef Fish Stamps

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Groupers are one of the most highly regarded groups of reef fish species, valued for daily food needs and in the luxury restaurant trade. They are also eagerly sought after by divers and underwater photographers.

Globally there are 162 species in the grouper family, almost one third of which occur in PNG.

The largest reef fish in the world is the giant grouper, reaching over 2 metres in length. Its smallest grouper cousin grows to just 20 cm. Both species are found in Papua New Guinea.

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published June 4th, 2011

Pioneer Arts IV issued by Papuea New Guinea

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Artist Statement: Kauage was born in Chimbu Province in the Papua New Guinea highlands. During his childhood the Chimbu were still subsistence farmers and then still celebrated their big pig-exchange feasts. They were already governed by the Australian administration, and the Catholic church was firmly established. 

As a small child Kauage witnessed the penetration of his homeland by foreign invaders who weresomething unimaginable. They came in bizarre machines:

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published April 16th, 2011

Climate change stamps (Sinking Island)

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The new set of Papuea New Guinea stamps feature images of the Carteret Island, also known as the ‘Sinking Island’ by the locals.

The Carteret Island is part of Papua New Guinea located 86 kilometres northeast of Bougainville in the South Pacific at 4°45′S, 155°24′E. Carteret Atoll incorporates a scattering of low lying islands in a horseshoe shape stretching around 30 kilometers in north-south direction, with a total land area of 0.6 square kilometers and a maximum elevation of 1.5 meters above sea level.

For more than 30 years, the inhabitants of the Carteret atolls have battled the Pacific ocean to stop salt water destroying their

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published February 24th, 2010

A first between two nations

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This joint stamp issue between Australia and Papua New Guinea, a first between the two nations, commemorates the heroic stand by Australian soldiers against an enemy force during WWII.

These five stamps depict the relationship forged between the two nations from the Kokoda Campaign of 1942. Two stamps portray the difficult conditions and the close bonds forged through adversity. Another shows the memorial at Isurava, while the final two stamps reveal relationships today through the eyes of veterans and travellers. (read more)

published February 21st, 2010