Mipela Stap Olsem yet.--Former Chainsaw Operator New Hanover (Lavongai) is a relatively small, isolated volcanic island located within New Ireland Province (NIP), Papua New Guinea (PNG).
The Lavongai are, and always have been, self-sufficient.
These novel, public-private development projects offered the Lavongai the opportunity to exchange timber and land rights for promises of fair-market timber royalties, sustainable agricultural development, employment and job training, infrastructure improvements, and social service provisioning.
"Resource Management in Lavongai
and Tigak Islands: Changing Practices, Changing Identities." In Pacific Answers to Western Hegemony: Cultural Practices of Identity Construction, edited by Juerg Wassmann, 229-52.
From the South Pacific region comes the indigenous knowledge of the people of Lavongai Island (also known as New Hanover) in the New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea.
One such community in this region lives on Lavongai Island (also known as New Hanover) within the New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea.
Silakau and performance: a Lavongai view of Tikana, September, 1967
Earlier, anthropologist Ted Schwartz, coming from his work in the Sepik, had visited Lavongai and watched practice for a performance.
Billings in particular gives highly nuanced ethnographic analyses of two cultures of Northern New Ireland, arguing that the Lavongai
people are individualised, while the Tikana are 'group-oriented' (Billings 1987; 1991).
As well as providing a rich source of ethnographic and historical information on Lavongai culture in New Hanover, Billings draws on her extensive field research in New Ireland to account for the success of the TIA.
Lavongai culture on New Hanover, she argues, is 'individualistic, institutionalized, and peck-ordered'.
* 34 youths in South Lavongai
, New Ireland Province (Post-Courier, Friday, December 10, 1993, p.4);