Category: Transport

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MV Thetis: Rod Noble

In 1955 I travelled on this vessel for several days. I do not know why, and I do not know whether I went upstream or downstream. That is unusual because I do remember the...

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Diwai bilong Missis Kwin: Keith Wall

A few years after Independence, I was teaching at the Civil Aviation Agency Training College (CATC) at Taldora (Six Mile) in Port Moresby. A group of young men and women were about to graduate...

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The loss of VH-VQQ: Derek Crisp

This is transcribed from the original typewritten manuscript. The original appears in a number of illustrations in the Photo Gallery “One of the Early Birds: Derek (Jos) Elwyn Crisp”, starting with this page. It...

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Some flying memories: George Oakes

It was February 1954, and I was at Goroka airport with two other Cadet Patrol Officers, Max Allwood and Neil McNamara. We were about to board a Norseman for a flight to Mt Hagen...

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About pumps and fuel: Jim Eames

One of the nice things about  being editor of the New Guinea Times Courier in Lae in the ’60s was the close relationships you forged with some of the people in the aviation industry....

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From Cairns to Salamaua: Derek Crisp

Copy of E.D. Crisp’s report on flight from Cairns to Salamaua, 16 February to 2 March 1938. The following narrative is also shown as slides in the Photo Gallery under reference “One of the...