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AE1 – Found at Last!

AE1 – Found at Last! The PNGAA congratulates Rear Admiral Peter Briggs and his team on the Fugro Survey for the successful expedition and huge achievement in locating AE1. The disappearance of AE1 was the first loss for the Royal Australian Navy and the first Allied submarine loss in World War I; a significant tragedy felt by ...

Helpim Wantok Project

PNGAA “Helpim Wantok” Project – UTS Furniture Donation   By Steven Gagau – Project Coordinator Please help – Donate Now By October 2017 the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) will have approximately 350 student tables and 750 chairs surplus to requirement after it receives its new supply of classroom furniture. Through an agreement with the PNG Consulate in Sydney, ...

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Steven Gagau

To our PNGAA members and friends! Our Wantok communities in Sydney and Canberra are standing together in a Memorial Service in Canberra for the late PNG Kumul star and hero, Kato Ottio. Late Kato played with Mounties RL Club in NSWRL Cup under the feeder system of NRL Club, Canberra Raiders. If you can make it to attend it will be a great PNG-Australia community engagement.

m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1385700114908618&id=444807698997869Memorial Service for the late Kato Ottio will be held on Sunday 21st of January. Please bring a dish to share after the service.

Venue: Canberra National Seventh Day Adventist Church

Address: 1 Macleay St, Turner ACT 2612

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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To our PNGAA members and friends! Our Wantok communities in Sydney and Canberra are standing together in a Memorial Service in Canberra for the late PNG Kumul star and hero, Kato Ottio. Late Kato played with Mounties RL Club in NSWRL Cup under the feeder system of NRL Club, Canberra Raiders. If you can make it to attend it will be a great PNG-Australia community engagement. 

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I was. Dry sad to hear of this talented young man's passing. May he RIP.

Such a young talented person departing our earth so young. RIP.

Yes a tragic ending and sad for all his friends and family. Prayers for the comfort of his family and village.

3 days ago

George Oakes

Here is a photo of the 1934 Synod of the Methodist Church in Rabaul. In the photo my wife Edna's father (Brawn) is 4th in the back row from the left and my father in the back row is 3rd from the right. Edna and I were both born in 1934. Edna was born at Malalia near Cape Hoskins while I was born at Vunairima near Rabaul. At the time my father was the missionary at Watnabara on Ulu Is. in the Duke of Yorks. ... See MoreSee Less

Here is a photo of the 1934 Synod of the Methodist Church in Rabaul. In the photo my wife Ednas father (Brawn) is 4th in the back row from the left and my father in the back row is 3rd from the right. Edna and I were both born in 1934. Edna was born at Malalia near Cape Hoskins while I was born at Vunairima near Rabaul. At the time my father was the missionary at Watnabara on Ulu Is. in the Duke of Yorks.

 

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I visited Ulu when a guy named Bill Lingood was managing it. I think following his father. I also visited the Catholic Mission plantation across the lagoon in my work as a didiman. The Catholics were fun guys but sinners who liked beer and cigars. The Methodists were dour, silent people, no fun to visit. At the Catholic Mission I met brothers who had just escaped murder in the Congo. Some scary stories that night.

John, Bill Linggood lives in retirement in South Australia. He was managing the plantation from Ulu. In 1963/4 I was the kiap at Kokopo looking after the Duke of York Is. and spent a lot of time on them preparing and then seeing the people vote for the first House of Assembly elections in 1964. I like my beer. On Ulu the Methodist mission station is at Watnabara.Bill was Manager of the plantation. Prewar his father was the Rev. Linggood who was lost on the Montevideo Maru with my father.

They were tough and durable in those days. Little did they know what the future held.

Lovely photo n good memories to I wasn't thought of at the this lovely photo was taken.i like to read the stories very educational