Porer Nombo

Porer Nombo

Porer Nombo is Local Government representative (Komiti) for the villages of Reite, Sarangama and Marpungae in Ward 16 of Mot 1 District on the Rai Coast of Papua New Guinea, a position he has been asked to occupy since the early 1980s. Growing up in the village in the 1950s and 60s, he never learned to read or write but was educated about plants and healing, among other things, by his elders, and is recognised as the leading local authority on kastom (effective modes of action from past and present). In 2000, he gave a presentation to the Motupore Island Seminar on Intellectual and Cultural Property in Port Moresby organised by the University of Papua New Guinea, and in 2009 he visited the UK at the request of the British Museum to assist them in their work.

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An Ethnobotanical Study in Tok Pisin and English

Authored by: Porer Nombo, James Leach
ISSN (print): 978 19216 66001
ISSN (online): 978 19216 66018
Publication date: January 2010