Category: People

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A thumbnail sketch of my past: Fred Holland

PNGAA member Claire Inchbold has kindly provided a memoir of life in New Guinea prepared by her father, Fred Holland. As it was not intended for publication, she has requested that access be restricted...

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C.O. (Bill) Harry: Frazer Harry

Bill led an extremely interesting and varied life in both PNG and Australia. He died in Melbourne, after several months of ill health, on 4 January 2011, aged 94. Bill started life in a...

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Gwen Dyer: Barry Dangerfield

From the Eulogy delivered by Rev. Barry Dangerfield on behalf of the family Gwen married Keith Dyer in 1948 and they sailed to Taskul, New Hanover, Papua New Guinea, where he was the Patrol...

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Chu Leong: Rod Noble

During  WW 2, after the Pearl Harbor attack, when Japanese forces were rapidly conquering Pacific islands, the Australian Government decided to evacuate expatriates from its Papua and from its New Guinea mandated territories: but...

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A visit with King Cam of Kitava: David P Eyre

I was a Medical Assistant and part of an Anti-TB team that visited the Trobriands to find people with active tuberculosis and to protect susceptible people with BCG vaccine. If my memory serves me...

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Captain RR Cole, MC: Bob Harvey-Hall

1968 Igam Barracks L-R: Capt Bob Cole wearing the rank of Colonel as Hon Col of PNGVR, Lt Col Don Ramsay CO 2 PIR, Brig Ian Hunter, Commander PNG Command, Lt Col Mal Bishop...