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The Port Moresby District RFU side boarding a MAL DC3 for Lae to compete in the 1966 Inter-District Championship. (I'm - Dennis Bradney - looking on at foot of stairs, hand on hip and about 7 stone lighter than now).
Inside the old side-saddle DC3
The 1965 Aduni Rugby 15. The names now make a bit of a Who's Who. Back Row L-R: Jack Karukaru, (Sir) Elton Brasch, Kondra Isolde, Bill Gammage (I think), (Sir) John Kaputin, Bill Warren, ??, (Sir) Robbie Namaliu, (Sir) Tony Siaguru. Front Row L-R: ??, Lepesang Meli, (Sir) Joe Nombri, Tekure Agelavu, ?? Minsen Peni, ??. Need some help to identify the ??'s. The persons later Knighted have their titles in brackets).
The 1966 Eastern Highlands District RFU side - includes Jerry Kansan, (Sir) John Dawanincura, Sam Piniau, Sinoa Poi and John Brown as Coach.
The 1966 East New Britain District RFU side - includes Thomas Bunbun, Dr Himson Mulas, John Kup, Barry Weir as Coach and Harry Bromley as Manager/Referee.
Lofty Hansen on the sidelines
The 1966 Morobe District RFU side - includes Harold Hara and Bill Warren.
The 1965 Colleagues Team in Port Moresby - the first introduction of expats into Rugby Union which came out of the formation of a NSWGPS Old Boys Association in Port Moresby - includes Bill Warburton, Bruce Walker, Peter Emery, Dave Wilkins, Albert Boga and Bob Mackerras (President).
The 1966 Port Moresby District RFU side - includes Danny Galama, Mari Liriope, Tekura Agelavu, Geno Roakeina, George Obara, Iere Tamate and John Paliau.
The first ever official team to visit Australia and the first named the "PukPuks" on the sideline at Townsville.
Kevin Yabara, John Dawanincura and Karol Popei crossing the tarmac in Brisbane (Photo by Courier-Mail).
Sam Piniau, Kevin Yabara and Danny Galama in a posed newspaper photo on arrival in Brisbane (Photo by Courier-Mail).
Worked for Burns Philp in Popondetta and Port Moresby from 1980 through 1987