Photographer's Note

This photo (scanned from a slide)is probably the 2nd last of my 1970s series.
The fresh food market in Port Moresby was Koki markets, set beside the sea. As in all markets like this there was always plenty happening.
Port Moresby wasn't the wet tropical paradise that you imagine - it was in a rain shadow and was relatively dry but not far away were wetter areas so you could but large and sweet pineapples, paw paws and mangos but not many greens. The local drug of choice (betel nut) was in ready supply.
On the meat front the options were magani ( a member of the Kangaroo family) and cous cous (a possum). We didn't get to try them when we were in New Guinea.
For fish we usually tried to buy straight from the canoes when they came in next to the market - to ensure freshness but I always loved this lady with her fish supply.

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