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Founder and Chairman of Islands Memories, Jim Burton Retires

Founder and Chairman of Islands Memories, Jim Burton, support by his wife Joan, retired from organising the monthly meetings at Toowong Library on Friday 7 April 2017 after 10 years.  Jim said that 120 continuous meetings had been held with 104 guest speakers and Jim filling in the other 16 meetings with stories of his ...

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Sara Turner

PNGAA AGM
WHEN: 30th April, 2017
WHERE: Hornsby RSL
4 High Street, Hornsby
(across the road from the Hornsby Railway Station)

RSVP: immediately
events@pngaa.net or admin@pngaa.net
or 0401 138246

COST: $40 pp
PAYMENT: to Bank CBA:BSB 062009; Account No. 00907724
Please notify admin@pngaa.net when payment is made
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PNGAA AGM

PNGAA AGM TIME :11:30

Hi Sara - a few more for the list! Just heard that there will be some teachers there, currently doing some training in Sydney - one from Madang, one from Manus and one from Solomon Islands.

how exciting. I cant wait to meet them.

2 weeks ago

Guy Edgar

Whilst a didiman in PNG (1969 to 1974) I took several pics (now digitised) of war plane relics at the Faita Airstrip in the Ramu sub district of Madang district.
The aircraft have pilot and chief crew detailed on the fuselarge......probably American Lightning P38's.
What is the best way to have these pics archived and possibly get to the families involved?
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The National Archives of Australia hold large collections of photos from Papua New Guinea. I'm sure they would love to assist as well as add your collection to theirs. www.naa.gov.au/

Thank you. I will get onto the task as soon as they are up and running again.

Yes, my mother submitted all my uncle's patrol officer papers when he died. She asked around and was advised to use the ANU which has the Pacific Asia research unit. He's papers are now searchable. asiapacific.anu.edu.au/pambu/catalogue/index.php/

PNGAA is undertaking to offer this service as well

PNGAA's Steve Burns, who is the Collection Officer can be contacted on sburns1@outlook.com.au or phone (02) 9489 0824

Donations of photographs, diaries, letters, publications and artifacts are all accepted.

The quarterly journal of the PNGAA would always welcome photos - it may be possible to do a photo collage? Email our editor at editor@pngaa.net - also we are always looking to add photos to our gallery on the website where they can be easily enjoyed by the PNG/Aust community. And, as Sara mentioned, we have a PNGAA Collection. Do u have place /people names and dates on the photos?

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2 days ago

Graham Watts AU

Anzac Day Darwin 2017 today with former PNGVR/NGVR member Gordon Wilks who worked for Steamies in POM and DCA in RAB and fellow ex Kiap Mike Press. Hot humid and sweaty as usual. Lest we forget. ... See MoreSee Less

Anzac Day Darwin 2017 today with former PNGVR/NGVR member Gordon Wilks who worked for Steamies in POM and DCA in RAB and fellow ex Kiap Mike Press. Hot humid and sweaty as usual. Lest we forget.

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Gordon Wilks is 84 years old and kept up with us in the march til the finish in front of Darwin RSL.

Very well done Mr Wilks