Category: Wartime

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M.V. Mamutu by Chris Warrillow

The year 1942 is remembered for many tragic and also heroic events that WWII brought to the (then) Mandated Territory of New Guinea and Australian Territory of Papua. These included the Tol massacre as...

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M.V. Mamutu by Chris Warrillow

The year 1942 is remembered for many tragic and also heroic events that WWII brought to the (then) Mandated Territory of New Guinea and Australian Territory of Papua. These included the Tol massacre as...

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The Teapot Lid by Margaret L Henderson

My father, The Reverend Thomas Nevison Simpson, died in early 1942.    The official (but disputed) story of his death is that he was aboard the Japanese prisoner of war ship ‘Montevideo Maru’ that sailed...

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Catalina Estate Mystery By Bob Piper

After World War II and into the 1960s a drive to Sirinumu Dam, in the cool heights above Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, always meant passing a mysterious and derelict Catalina flying boat...

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The Montevideo Maru by Caitlin Nash

My granddaughter Caitlin Nash, great granddaughter of Eric Clive Green, won the Northern NSW RSL Public Speaking Competition in 2009, as a 12 year-old, with this Legacy Speech about my father, who was lost...