St. Mary’s is a Roman Catholic church in Goroka, the capital of the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. When Australian colonists and Christian missionaries arrived in the highlands at the start of the 20th century, they pressed residents to abandon their traditional beliefs.

St. Mary’s is a Roman Catholic church in Goroka, the capital of the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. When Australian colonists and Christian missionaries arrived in the highlands at the start of the 20th century, they pressed residents to abandon their traditional beliefs.