Papua New Guinea was a very backward country. In the early 1970s many Sikhs came to teach in the schools and new Uni.of PNG. There were also a number orf Sikhs that came through the UNO as government administration officials.Others as Doctors, Engineers etc. A few Sikhs from Malaysia, India and Indonsesia and Fiji also followed in businesess. These Sikhs sat the Gurdwara Sahib near the Papua New Guinea University and carries a PO box address.