Telefomin Tourism

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 Sepik River runs west-east south of the town. The Baptist Mission of Telefomin contains a notable museum and fossils that have been found in the area. 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.


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