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Sam Lord
30-10-2013, 04:23 PM
I'm reading the novel Mister Pip at the moment which is set in Bougainville Island during the conflict between the islanders and Papua New Guinea in the 1990's. This got me researching the matter a bit and I was intrigued to come across this video of an Irish born Australian citizen who was assisting the rebels manafucture arms in the early days of the conflict (the video is from around 89/90 I would guess):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upGd_bee-v4

This is an interesting documentary about the war:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjpt6fOYDi8

It seems that at the moment attempts are being made to reopen the copper mine which caused the the conflict. I'm wondering how that will work out ...