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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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

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 2019,...

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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

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 (née...

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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’....

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Vale

BARTLETT, Jon Richard; BOTTRILL, Angus, OAM; BURKE, Dr Clarrie; BUTLER, Peter; FAVETTA, Sue; GINBEY, Robert Charles; JOHNSTON, Nancy Edith; LITTLER, Charles Geoffrey, MBE; MILAN, Tony Arthur, Major, RFD Ed; SAVILLE, Sydney Preston.  Further notifications in the Una Voce, June 2019: John Joseph...

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Vale

Summary: BALDWIN F Jeffery, BOSTOCK, James (Jimi) Dundee; BUCKLEY, Rudolph Joseph (Rudy); FEENEY Greville (aka “Snow”); Michael, MENNIS, Brian; O’MARA, Kevin; VEALE, Lionel – Coastwatcher BALDWIN F Jeffery D. 27 July 2018, aged 88 years Jeff lived at Pottsville...

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Gideon Kakabin – A Tribute

Gideon Kakabin, elder of Gunantuna (Tolai peoples), artist and historian, had just completed a four-week research residency at the Australian War Memorial relating to the Battle of Bitapaka and was about to begin his...