Journeys in Our Disappearing World 
by Gary Mancuso

The Last Places on Earth  

Papua New Guinea: Nomination Time in the Southern Highlands. Spring 2007

The pictures in this gallery were taken in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea during the spectacular and colorful nomination ceremonies for candidates in the upcoming national election for parliament, mid year 2007. Other fascinating Southern Highland ceremonies, rituals and practices are also encountered such as the Compensation Ceremony, Mourning Ritual and Bride Price haggling. To share this amazing experience with me, please read my story about Nomination Time with the Warriors of the Highlands of Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea--Papua New Guinea Nomination Time in the Highlands
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Papua New Guinea--Sepik River Trip Papua New Guinea Nov 2005
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Papua New Guinea--Papua New Guinea Huli Wigman of the Tari Highlands
58 Cheering on Their Candidate at Big Rally, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
58 Cheering on Their Candidate at Big Rally, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
59 Sing Sing at School Fundraiser, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
59 Sing Sing at School Fundraiser, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
56 Big Rally Crowd During Speech, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
56 Big Rally Crowd During Speech, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
49 Evil Looking Guy from Waga Tribe at Big Rally Sing Sing, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
49 Evil Looking Guy from Waga Tribe at Big Rally Sing Sing, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
52 Tree Kangaroo Mascot at Big Rally, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
52 Tree Kangaroo Mascot at Big Rally, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
54 Big Rally Crowd Listens to Speech, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
54 Big Rally Crowd Listens to Speech, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
46 Sing Sing at Big Rally, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
46 Sing Sing at Big Rally, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
48 Huli Tribe Spirit Dancers at Big Rally, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
48 Huli Tribe Spirit Dancers at Big Rally, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
41 Candidate with Procession in Missionary House Yard for Big Rally, Southern Highlands, Papua New G
41 Candidate with Procession in Missionary House Yard for Big Rally, Southern Highlands, Papua New G
43 Spectators at Big Rally, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
43 Spectators at Big Rally, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
37 Waga Tribe Candidate Procession Goes By, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
37 Waga Tribe Candidate Procession Goes By, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
39 Procession Going By, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
39 Procession Going By, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
35 Candidate Procession from Waga Area, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
35 Candidate Procession from Waga Area, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
29 Sing Sing Dance for Candidate at Rally, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
29 Sing Sing Dance for Candidate at Rally, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
32 Women in Grass Skirts, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
32 Women in Grass Skirts, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
30 Sing Sing Dance for Candidate at Rally, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
30 Sing Sing Dance for Candidate at Rally, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
23 Surprised to See Foreigner in Their Midst, Compensation Ceremony Prep, Southern Highlands, Papua
23 Surprised to See Foreigner in Their Midst, Compensation Ceremony Prep, Southern Highlands, Papua
21 Villagers Waiting for Compensation Ceremony to Start, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
21 Villagers Waiting for Compensation Ceremony to Start, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
28 Another Candidate on Way to Procession, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea -XL
28 Another Candidate on Way to Procession, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea -XL
24 Warriors Posing for Me, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
24 Warriors Posing for Me, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
19 Gathering the Pigs for Compensation, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
19 Gathering the Pigs for Compensation, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
17 Warriors at Compensation Ceremony Preparation, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
17 Warriors at Compensation Ceremony Preparation, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
13 Kids at Compensation Ceremony Preparation, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
13 Kids at Compensation Ceremony Preparation, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
15 Warriors at Compensation Ceremony Preparation, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
15 Warriors at Compensation Ceremony Preparation, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
6 Waiting for the Rally, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
6 Waiting for the Rally, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
9 Candidate in Blue Shirt in Middle, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL
9 Candidate in Blue Shirt in Middle, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea-XL