Category: Wartime

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Catalina Estate Mystery By Bob Piper

After World War II and into the 1960s a drive to Sirinumu Dam, in the cool heights above Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, always meant passing a mysterious and derelict Catalina flying boat...

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The Montevideo Maru by Caitlin Nash

My granddaughter Caitlin Nash, great granddaughter of Eric Clive Green, won the Northern NSW RSL Public Speaking Competition in 2009, as a 12 year-old, with this Legacy Speech about my father, who was lost...

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When Home Was A Trip Through Hell

Here is the story of one man’s war. It is a microcosm of the overall conflagration, the story of a small party of stragglers’ epic escape from the Japanese on New Britain…a story rich in drama, courage, endurance and an indomitable will to survive.

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Anzac Day 2012 in Rabaul: Bob Cleland

My recent visit to PNG falls naturally into three parts: the cruise from Alotau to Rabaul, Anzac Day in Rabaul, and my return to Goroka after 36 years. I will cover only Anzac Day...