Geoffrey BASKETT MBE
PNG: 1933-90; Kwato Mission – Milne Bay, Port Moresby, Wewak, Banz, Lae. Founder and Manager Kristen Radio.
Geoff served in many roles in PNG for 56 years. He was a W/O in ANGAU and is author of the much loved hymn Islands and Mountains which is also the name of his biography.
In a life of achievements, he is most famously known in PNG for being the composer of well-known songs such as ‘Papua New Guinea’ (which might have become the national anthem), ‘Islands and Mountains (known internationally as The Song of Kwaro)’ and ‘We Are Free’.