White Memorial will present a program on “the tribes and cultures of Papua New Guinea”
LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center presents “The Tribes and Cultures of Papua New Guinea” with Stewart McPherson, at 2 p.m. April 2 on Zoom.
“Guests will take a virtual tour of one of the most remote places on earth with Stewart McPherson, who will discuss the unique and amazing cultures and tribes of New Guinea and surrounding islands, spanning the river crocodile clan Sepik, Baining Fire Dancers, Trobriand Island Shark Callers, Aseki Smoke Bodies, Huli Wigs, Hagen Wigs, Asaro Mudmen, and Chimbu Skeleton Men,” according to a statement. “This lost world, rarely visited by the armchair tourist, is home to towering mountains, lush tropical rainforests, species of mammals similar to those found in Australia, glorious bird life and flora exclusive to the island. even has an ice cream parlour.