Across New Guinea from the Fly to the Sepik
C.H. Karius was an Assistant Resident Magistrate in the Public Service of the Territory of Papua. He led an expedition, with Ivan Champion, from sea to sea across PNG in its widest part and by way of the headwaters of the Fly and Sepik Rivers in 1927.
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NEW GUINEA SUSPENSION BRIDGES
THE SEPIK RIVER
SAPARA VILLAGE LOWER FLY RIVER
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adze afternoon armed constable arrived Avino Bego Black river Bolivip bushmen called canoes carried cassowary Chief climbed crossed Dap range Daru Elevala expedition feet Feneng Feramin flowing Fly river followed forest garden guides Guinea head hour later island Jigori Job's tears journey junction Karius Kelefomin Kilim Lagi Lambden leaving limestone loads looking Luap miles Minnetonka morning mount Blucher mount Donaldson mount Mabiom mountains narrow night north-west o'clock Pakai Palmer Papua party passed pointed police and carriers Port Moresby raft rain rattan ravine reached returned rice ridge river bank round sago scrub seen Seno Sepik SEPIK RIVER shelter shouting showed side Simodi snag soon stream Takin Tamsimara taro told tomahawks took travelling trees tribes Turtle bank Unkia valley Victor Emanuel Victor Emanuel range village walls women yards wide