An image of Telefomin from space, the Sepik river can be seen, only a short distance from its source.
|Country||Papua New Guinea|
|Province||Sandaun Province (West Sepik)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10)|
Telefomin is a station town on the border of Sandaun and Western Provinces in Papua New Guinea. The town started during the Second World War after Mick Leahy was assigned to engineer an air-strip in 1944 for the United States for use against the Imperial Japanese Army forces based in New Guinea.
The Telefomin peoples are noted for their use of huge conical masks in healing rituals and traditionally have carved designs onto tall boards for the entrances of their houses.
In 1953 four police were killed by tribesman in the Telefomin Incident.
- Stanley, David; Dalton, Bill (1983). South Pacific handbook Moon Handbooks South Pacific. David Stanley. p. 403. ISBN 0-9603322-3-5.
- "Oceanic Art and Architecture". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
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