OTTO Von Bismarck was a giant figure in German history and it was quite a good political move by the early colonists of Papua New Guinea to name a distant mountain range in his honour.
But I think naming PNG's tallest mountain, Mt Wilhelm, after his son (pictured) constitutes major league sucking up to the great man.
Surely the PNG government could rename the mountain Ende-ewa Kombuglo (The Forbidden Stone).
Not only does this sound a lot better but it would honour the traditions and history of the Simbu people as well.
Thus iconic Ayers Rock became Uluru, the Bungle Bungles became Purnululu and innumerable suburbs and streets now have splendid Aboriginal names.
I cannot see any reason why PNG needs to persist with names conferred by the colonial administration when suitable traditional names exist.