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Tribal gardens, Papua New Guinea

An overview of fenced gardens in Chimbu area of the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea where, at the time, tribes still lived in a traditional stone age culture. The indigenous people were skilled gardeners and their traditional agricultural methods won the admiration of westerners who first encountered them in the 1930s. The staple diet of the New Guinea highlanders was sweet potato but they also grew a variety of other crops including bananas and sugar cane. The scene was photographed by Australian patrol officer Ian Skinner , circa 1939, one of the early explorers of this region. Administration patrols were part of the Australian government's colonial efforts to bring law and order to the region.

Science Source / Peter Skinner: The Ian Skinner Collection

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