Innocence revisited

Innocence revisited – 38

Andrew Black



Dr Andrew Black loses his innocence in an isolated part of Papua New Guinea.

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I am living and working at the Arawa Health Centre on Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, a large tropical volcanic island in the northern part of the Solomon chain. This island was the site of the world’s largest copper mine until discontent with the mine flared up into a conflict that lasted eight years. Since 1997, however, there has been a truce, and services and infrastructure are being restored gradually.