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The Sense of Sago: Motherhood and Migration in Papua New Guinea and Australia

Dundon, Alison


This paper explores the migratory experiences of Gogodala women from the Western Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG) in their movements between the village and urban PNG and Australia. Born and raised in Gogodala villages in Western Province, these women were integral to my own experiences as a female fieldworker in rural PNG. Immersed in ato ela gi-'women's work' or 'way of life'-as girls and young women, and embodied through the effort of making sago, fishing, bearing and caring for children,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Intercultural Studies
DOI: 10.1080/07256860500073997


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