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Una Voce Issue 2 June 2019


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’....

The Best Beer I Ever Tasted by Chips Mackellar

On page 11 of the March 2019 edition of Una Voce, mention is made of the Star Mountains Patrol, conducted by Assistant District Officer Jim Kent from 22 September to 22 December 1954. This...

Sports Snippets by Graham Bowden

I arrived in Rabaul in TPNG at the end of 1963 for the 6th E Course. My future wife, Marg, turned up early in 1964, and we married in August of that year. I...

The Sole Survivor by Ralph Sawyer

Congratulations are due to Philip Selth for his balanced article on John Joseph Murphy in Una Voce’s March 2019 Issue. ‘The Trials of Mangrove Murphy’ highlights one of the common problems that occurs when...

My Early Days in TPNG by Mike Smith

Having just completed my electrical apprenticeship I applied for and was successful in obtaining a position as electrical fitter and mechanic with the Commonwealth Department of Works. I arrived in Port Moresby at 6...

Didiman’s Diary #11 by David Montgomery

The story continues from Una Voce, March 2019, of new experiences, challenges and developments in West New Britain. One of the delights of tropical living, and the indigenous people’s skill as gardeners, was the...

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...

Book Reviews

DENIS LONGHURST: Plantation Papua; PHILLIP BRADLEY: D-Day New Guinea DENIS LONGHURST Plantation Papua We rescued them from what we deemed to be a primitive and dysfunctional existence, gave them a system of our own predilection,...

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