Category: People

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Barry Blyth Holloway: Champion of PNG Independence

Sir Barry Blyth Holloway. Patrol officer and Papua New Guinea politician. Born Kimberley, Tasmania, 26 September 1934. Died Brisbane, 16 January, aged 78. The generation of Australians who grew up in the 1940s and...

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Richard Kyle Gault: Ros Gault

Richard Kyle Gault(known to all in PNG as “Dick” Gault) was born at Ardmee, 146 Belair Road, Hawthorn (Lower Mitcham), South Australia, to Dr Arthur Kyle Gault (“Kyle”) and Ruth Marjorie Hawker. He was...

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Matt Foley

Matt Foley was one of the two remaining former Australian coastwatchers who served in Papua New Guinea during World War II has died. He was 91. Foley lived in Rabaul, in East New Britain...

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Meeting the Mokolkols: Jim Toner

(Published Una Voce, September 2002, page 33) Jim Toner: Chief Clerk, District Office, Mendi 1957-59; District Office, Rabaul 1960-64; Field Manager, New Guinea Research Unit (ANU), Port Moresby 1965-73 Obligated to report annually to...

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My life after 1941: George Oakes

After we left Kavieng in New Ireland, the Macdhui took us to Sydney where we moved in with my mother’s parents at Lindfield where my grandfather, Rev. G. E. Johnson, was the Methodist minister....

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Margaret Olley: John Pasquarelli

“I have two artist friends from Australia who are coming to the Territory and they will be staying with me in Moresby. Margaret Olley and Douglas Annand are their names and I have told...

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Tribute to Pat Murray: Anne Peters

Pat Murray was formerly of Baia Plantation, New Ireland, PNG Patricia Audrey Murray (née Stanfield) was born on 5 September 1922 in Naini Tal, in India. Her parents, Ernest and Audrey Stanfield, left India...

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The Kukukuku: Chips MacKellar

(Published Una Voce, March 1999, page 7) Malcolm (Chips) MacKellar 1953-1955 CPO Daru and Lake Murray (Western District) 1955-1956 P.O. Mount Hagen (Western Highlands District) 1957 ASOPA Long Course 1958-1964 PO at Madang and...

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Sir Daniel Leahy: Gordon Dick

I am grateful to Bob Curtis for his contribution on Sir Danny Leahy in the March 2009 Una Voce and feel I would like to add a little about Danny’s life and status and...

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Richard “Dickie” Squires: Philip Selth

Richard (Dickie) Thomas Squires was born in London on 10 February 1893. He was educated at the Elementary County School, London, until fourteen years of age. On 7 January 1910 Squires enlisted in the...

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Luluai*: Adrian Geyle

(Published in Una Voce, September 1998, page 14) Adrian Geyle was CPO for two years at Lake Murray, Kiunga, Gaima and Daru, Western District; PO OIC Green River, Sepik District; PO H/Q, Madang District....

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Manki mastas of Madang: Chips MacKellar

Malcolm (Chips) MacKellar 1953-1955 CPO Daru and Lake Murray (Western District) 1955-1956 P.O. Mount Hagen (Western Highlands District) 1957 ASOPA Long Course 1958-1964 PO at Madang and Bogia: ADC at Saidor (Madang District) 1964-1968...

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Maprik’s royal visit: Paul Dennett

We were treated in 1970 while in Maprik to a visit from the then Prince Richard, now Duke of Gloucester. Was the Prince making the trip out of personal interest or to show the...