Category: Vale

The recent history of Papua New Guinea is intimately bound up with the people who made PNG their home and, in many cases, their life’s work.
It is therefore fitting, but also with deep regret, that we record the passing of members and friends.

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Vale Frederick Peter Christian KAAD, OBE

Heartfelt thoughts go to Gaynor Kaad, to her sisters Amanda and Deborah, and to the family of our long serving Patron, Fred Kaad OBE, who passed away this morning, 9 February 2021. The Papua...

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PNGAA Vale

  AISBETT, Margaret  –   19 July 2020  ALLAN, Valerie (née Grant)   –   8 May 2020 age 83 Valerie was born in Adelaide on 28 January 1937 to Methodist Missionary parents, Dawn and Ralph Grant....

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VALE – Sept 2020 Kundu

BENJAMIN, Max       –       15 July 2020, aged 72 Max Benjamin trained as an agri-culturalist at Muresk Agricultural College at Northam, east of Perth in Western Australia. He went to West...

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Vale – Kundu June 2020

The recent history of Papua New Guinea is intimately bound up with the people who made PNG their home and, in many cases, their life’s work—it is therefore fitting, but also with deep regret,...

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Vale – Una Voce Dec 2015

With deep regret we record the passing of the following members and friends: Donald James Buckley Peter Frederick Davis Victor Leslie Davis Betty Evelyn Dent David Alexander Bruce Dryden Val Fisk Ann Theona Graham...

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Vales – Kundu Mar 2020

Vale: BENHAM, Bill; BLADWELL, Murray; CROYDEN, Barbara; DUGGAN, Daniel Joseph; MONTGOMERY, David, AM; RIDGES, Jim; SUTHERLAND, Robert A; TONER, Jim, BEM; WESTON, Inez Lesley; ZEHNDER, John O   BENHAM, Bill 22 November 2019, aged 86 Elga William ‘Bill’ Benham was born on 29...

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Vale – Una Voce Dec 2019

Vale:   FRODIN, David Gamman; HENTON, David Gordon; McGRATH, Bill; McILWAIN, Garth, CBE; SAMIN, Denis Charles; TANNER, Arthur Charles; TAYLOR, Graham; TRONSON, Allan David. FRODIN, David Gamman d. 12 August 2019, aged 79 David Frodin (aka Frodo) passed away on 12 August...

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Gabriel Samol—One of PNG’s Forest Statesmen

Gabriel was born on Manus Island, and graduated in forestry in 1971 from the Bululo Forestry College. In government service he rose to the level of Assistant Secretary in the Department of Forest. He...

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Willis Talbot Crocker—a Lark Force survivor

Willis grew up in Melbourne then worked on stations in Queensland and NSW during the Depression. He returned to Melbourne in 1940 to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), and his service number...