Anne Dickson-Waiko

Dr Anne Dickson-Waiko is a history and gender studies specialist. She teaches at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) and has been responsible for designing and introducing a gender studies discipline at UPNG’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She has been teaching for over 30 years and has conducted research and published on different aspects on women and gender in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea.  She comes from Milne Bay Province. 

Musawe Sinebare

Dr Musawe Sinebare obtained his doctorate degree and a second Master’s degree (M.InfoTech) from the University of Wollongong.  His first Master’s degree (M.Ed) was from Birmingham University.  He was the former Secretary for Education.  He has held Pro Vice Chancellor and acted as Vice Chancellor positions at University of Goroka where he lectured for many years.  He was a former Deputy Provincial Administrator at the Eastern Highland Provincial Administration and later as the Deputy Director at the National Research Institute. He was a Technical Advisor to the National Strategic Plan Task Force, for the Institutional Development and Service Delivery pillar.  He has written several books, the recent one on PNG Vision 2050.

Catherine Nolan

Catherine Nolan’s interest in oral history began with her Honours research in which she conducted interviews with White Russian and Russian Jews in Harbin and Shanghai.  She is an experienced editor, interviewer, and archivist, and has developed a strong affinity for Papua New Guineans and their complex journeys.

Jonathan Ritchie

Dr Jonathan Ritchie is Senior Research Fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University.  He is a historian who is most interested in the stories from Papua New Guinea’s recent past, as its people have engaged with the world through War, decolonization, and independence.  Jonathan is an experienced oral historian and was the principal interviewer for the National Library of Australia’s ‘Australians in PNG, 1940-1975’ oral history project from 2007 to 2011.  The author of the biography of the late Sir Ebia Olewale (2012), Jonathan has more recently been engaged in a number of major oral history projects, including about World War II, independence, and education.

Ian Kemish

Ian Kemish, A.M, former Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea and previously Australian Ambassador to Germany, is an Adjunct Associate Professor (Research) at the school of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at the University of Queensland and an Honorary Fellow of Deakin University's School of Humanities and Social Sciences. A University of Queensland History Honours graduate, Mr Kemish completed a 26-year diplomatic career in 2013. He now works as a strategic advisor for a global energy company, and is also Patron of the Kokoda Track Foundation. Like Jonathan Ritchie, he grew up in PNG.