Category: Vale

The recent history of Papua New Guinea is intimately bound up with the people who made PNG their home and, in many cases, their life’s work.
It is therefore fitting, but also with deep regret, that we record the passing of members and friends.

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Vale – Kundu June 2020

The recent history of Papua New Guinea is intimately bound up with the people who made PNG their home and, in many cases, their life’s work—it is therefore fitting, but also with deep regret,...

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Vale – Una Voce Dec 2015

With deep regret we record the passing of the following members and friends: Donald James Buckley Peter Frederick Davis Victor Leslie Davis Betty Evelyn Dent David Alexander Bruce Dryden Val Fisk Ann Theona Graham...

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Vales – Kundu Mar 2020

Vale: BENHAM, Bill; BLADWELL, Murray; CROYDEN, Barbara; DUGGAN, Daniel Joseph; MONTGOMERY, David, AM; RIDGES, Jim; SUTHERLAND, Robert A; TONER, Jim, BEM; WESTON, Inez Lesley; ZEHNDER, John O   BENHAM, Bill 22 November 2019, aged 86 Elga William ‘Bill’ Benham was born on 29...

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Vale – Una Voce Dec 2019

Vale:   FRODIN, David Gamman; HENTON, David Gordon; McGRATH, Bill; McILWAIN, Garth, CBE; SAMIN, Denis Charles; TANNER, Arthur Charles; TAYLOR, Graham; TRONSON, Allan David. FRODIN, David Gamman d. 12 August 2019, aged 79 David Frodin (aka Frodo) passed away on 12 August...

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Gabriel Samol—One of PNG’s Forest Statesmen

Gabriel was born on Manus Island, and graduated in forestry in 1971 from the Bululo Forestry College. In government service he rose to the level of Assistant Secretary in the Department of Forest. He...

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Willis Talbot Crocker—a Lark Force survivor

Willis grew up in Melbourne then worked on stations in Queensland and NSW during the Depression. He returned to Melbourne in 1940 to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), and his service number...

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Vale – Una Voce Sep 2019

Vale:   BEINSSEN, Walter (‘Wally’); COSGROVE, Hank; DODD, Brian; HILL, Richard Christopher; JOHNS, Prof. Robert James; Le FEVRE, Laurence David; O’NEIL, Rita Rosemary (née Gough); ROBBINS, Douglas George; TAYLOR, Rev. Allen Leslie; TERRELL, Judith Ann, née Robinson;  BEINSSEN, Walter (‘Wally’) d. 5 January...

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Funeral Service for Bill McGrath

Family and friends of Bill McGrath are invited to attend his funeral service to be held at the Parkview Chapel, Allambe Gardens Memorial Park, Nerang-Broadbeach Road, Nerang on Thursday 8th August 2019 at 11am....

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Vale Richard Hill

A service for Richard Christopher Hill 28 January 1936 – 30 June 2019 will be held at 10.30 on Tuesday 9 July 2019 at 202 Eumundi-Noosa Rd, Noosaville QLD 4566 With refreshments to follow...

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VALE – Una Voce Jun 2019

Vale:   BAKER, Tony Clarence A; ENSOR, Norman Leslie, OAM; FLETCHER, Charles Thomas; LAMB, David; LARNER, Muriel, née MacGowan, MBE;  MITCHELL, Bevan Charles; PERRY, Graham Arthur; PETERSEN, Brian Francis; POPLE, Graham HJ, MBE; SOMAL, Gabriel; SWEENEY, John Joseph; WETHERELL, Ildikó...

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mi Meri Tolai by Lawrence Cremin

For those people who are not ex-PNG the Tolai people live in the Rabaul area of New Britain. Meri is the Pidgin word for female. Muriel Larner referred to herself as ‘mi Meri Tolai’....