TISA: A teacher’s experience in PNG – Photos from Roy Kirkby

Like so many expatriates, I was attracted to Papua New Guinea long before I arrived there. My interest began in England as a high school student in the late 1940s through a world map which showed the mainland as partly unexplored; this stimulated in me a desire to visit. Later that fascination was expanded with a desire not only to go there but to stay and work. In 1960, when I embarked on an around the world experience, the Arctic Circle and New Guinea were on the top of my list. It took until 1962 on my travels via Canada and Australia to get there.

Roy Kirkby  



Worked for Burns Philp in Popondetta and Port Moresby from 1980 through 1987

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  1. Hi Roy,
    Wanting to touch base. Janet (McDonough) from our time at Keltiga and Goroka. John and Gwen McDonough.

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