Category: People

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Mick Jagger visits PNG

Sir Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) took a cruise through the Trobriand Island aboard the Kalibobo Spirit with Sir Peter Barter in late November 2014. He was impressed with his visit and said he would...

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From Una Voce, June 2008, p. 6 That’s how PNGAA Patron Fred Kaad OBE described Harry West when asking the Annual General Meeting in Sydney in April to create Harry an Honorary Life Member....

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Tribute to Merle Wall, MBE

Merle, an admired mentor and friend to the people of Bougainville and a great supporter of her church and family, died on 5 September 2013, aged 85 years.  Merle was born on 23 March...

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Tribute to Florence May Cohen: Julie Cohen

BodyFlorence was born in Taralga on 5 June 1926 and died in Cairns on 18 September 2013: my birthday. Unusually, her timing was dreadful and my birthday will never be the same again. Florence...

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Tribute to Lorna (Whyte) Johnston: Andre Heuber

This tribute to Lorna was written by Andre Hueber, on the occasion of Lorna returning to Japan to receive an official apology from the Japanese government.  It was originally printed in The Aucklander newspaper...

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Tribute to Lorna Johnston: John Schindler

I feel it a great honor to be asked to write this tribute to Lorna Johnston. I am writing this as both a Producer of the documentary The Tragedy of the Montevideo Maru,and also...

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Brian John Holloway, CBE, QPM

Brian was born on 31 July 1927, in Adelaide, South Australia. He was the third and last surviving son of Percy Holloway, KPM, and Mabel Holloway of Adelaide. Brian married the love of his...