Maeaka Tohana

Our Language

To make sure our True Language and Culture survive for future generations.

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Direct Deposit

ANZ, Broadbeach, QLD.

Maeaka Tohana

BSB 014-688 : Account 4143 22173

Charity ABN: 47629027719

Our goal is to be self supporting. In the course of documenting Our Language we take photos and make videos of special processes and events. From these we have begun to make products to help us share our traditions with the global population. Our products will also inform our own young people about our traditional practices, many of which are dying out because of pressure from modern living.

Great News!

For those who want to teach their bubus about maeaka (our language), we have just the thing!

Maeaka Marerena (Learning Our Language) is an A5 size colouring book that reflects our way of life and the words that express it. It is great for parent-child, or grandparent-child interaction and the kids enjoy the buzz of learning words in bubu's language. It is also a boon for teachers who wish to create ethnic diversity and acceptance in their classrooms.These first-ever activity books in the Waima/Roro language are available for $AU5.00 each. Postage is free in Australia or to Papua New Guinea. If ordering from another country, please email us first at

They make a thoughtful gift for birthdays or even Christmas.

Click the link to view a video that shows part of our testing process for this delightful and very practical activity book. Preview Maeaka Marerena

The long awaited 1939 Coluccia Dictionary of the Waima-Roro-Paitana Language will be launched at Hisiu Village, Bereina District, Central Province, on Saturday 22 October 2022. The event will be a reward for those prepared to brave the Hiritano Highway as far as Agevairua, then turn left towards Hisiu. After the market place, turn left and you will find us at the beach.

See this link for a preview of the book:

Purchase at Hisiu on the day for K120 special price. Pre-purchase in Australian dollars through the button below. Orders for Australia are temporarily on hold.

'Ai'ai 'eukia miaho Maurina is here at last! Entries from M to W of the Waima/Roro/Paitana Dictionary as documented by Father Paolo Coluccia, MSC. have been published in a handy book. .

Please email us if you wish to purchase a dictionary -

PIRI - our first book is now available

PIRI - follows the team as they collect leaves of a special palm, prepare them and finally erect a roof for the chookhouse. Only natural materials are used.


42 pages of full colour. Once upon a time our house roofs were all made by these methods, but now it is easier (and much hotter) to use roofing iron. The skills and methods required to make an environmentally suitable roof from palm leaves are documented in this light-hearted look at a very important process for village people in coastal Papua New Guinea.

Only 50 copies were printed in the first print run, so secure yours now before they all go! $AU20.00 or PGK25.00 plus postage $3.00 within Australia. If ordering from outside Australia, please contact us at in the first instance.