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PUBLIC TALK: Exhibition Talk: Aspects of Traditional Life in the South Fore

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Exhibition Talk: Aspects of Traditional Life in the South Fore : An account of the transformation of the South Fore villages in Papua New Guinea Other events...
Michael Alpers shares his experiences of the changes that took place in the South Fore villages (Papua New Guinea) in this insightful talk at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery on Friday 24 May 2013.

In the 1960s, Michael Alpers (John Curtin Distinguished Professor of International Health, Curtin University) spent time in the South Fore villages, located in the Okapa District of the Eastern Highlands Province, while conducting medical field studies. His work there included identifying the neurodegenerative prion disease, kuru, and from 1977, building the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research.

Michael will talk about the changes he witnessed during the transformation from a traditional lifestyle to the modern world.

Michael Alpers was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2005 and Companion of the Papua New Guinean Order of the Star of Melanesia in 2008.

This free public talk forms part of the broader Public Program of the Berndt Museum accompanying the current exhibition Through the Kunai Grass: Portraits of the New Guinea Highlands 1951-53.
Speaker(s) Michael Alpers, John Curtin Distinguished Professor of International Health, Curtin University
Location Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA
Contact Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery <[email protected]> : (08) 6488 3707
URL https://www.lwgallery.uwa.edu.au/publicprogram
Start Fri, 24 May 2013 13:00
End Fri, 24 May 2013 14:00
Submitted by Caine Chennatt <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:07
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