Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0425.HMC
Place:
Siassi Group, Malai Island, Papua New Guinea
Description:
Landscape image of a single small island with a sandy beach, surrounded by the sea. Large cloudy sky above. Image taken from a nearby beach of another island. Houses are seen along the shore of the small

"Over 800 Islands in Papua. Even small ones often have people living on them as this one does." — Mary Cohen

A few scattered houses sit at the shallow water's edge of one of over 800 small islands surrounding the mainland of Papua New Guinea. Canoes, their only method of transportation sit on shore. No visitors can reach the islands when the waters are low. The coral and shoals are dangerous for boating. More tiny islands are in the background.
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