Independence memorabilia

A random collection of memorabilia to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Papua New Guinea's Independence.

Photograph autographed by Prince Charles in September 1975, at the end of his five-day visit for the Independence celebrations.
The Committee of the PNG Independence Celebration Organisation saying farewell.
As well as Charles, the group includes David Marsh (Chairman), Susan Marsh ("helper"), Christine Murty (Secretary), Murray Anderson and Martin Sinaui.

John Guise receiving the Australian flag after its formal lowering from George Ibo (in charge of the flag party).
"We are lowering this flag, not tearing it down".

Presentation of the new PNG flag, Independence Hill.

Raising of the PNG flag, Independence Hill

The new flag with the future of PNG

The menu card for the Indpendence Dinner, Papua Hotel, 16 September 1975