Cobar Branch members of the Country Women’s Association (CWA) held an
International Day luncheon on Saturday with dishes from this year’s country of study, Papua New Guinea, featured on the menu. CWA president Colleen Boucher (pictured with members Mary Madden, Jean Poulter and Marie Hudson) said members had been learning this year about the people, culture, food, farming methods and national dress of Papua New Guinea. “We were surprised to find just how basic they live and in some areas of the country, it’s still very primitive,” Mrs Boucher said. For the luncheon members had prepared a range of native dishes featuring Papuan staples of pork, sweet potato, coconut cream, sago and lots of fruit.