Geoffrey Heard R.I.P A lifetime ago I joined the NBC in Rabaul whereupon I was subsequently sent to Port Moresby to be trained as a Journalist in the pioneering Journalism Diploma Course that was being run by Ross Stevens (R.I.P). Amongst my group were men such as John Eggins who went on to do pioneering … Continue reading Geoffrey Heard (R.I.P)
Thank you Loloma for this story: On 9 July 2017. just 4 days after my 80th birthday I landed at Rabaul, the land of my birth, with one of my daughters, Suzanne, and my only granddaughter, Emma. I was born on 5 July 1937 at Raluana, 50 miles from Rabaul on the Island of New … Continue reading Loloma Puls nee Lingood.
Some definitions for Debate Gunantuna or Tolai Originally the people who lived on the Gazelle Peninsula and who spoke Kuanua or Tinata Tuna identified themselves as Gunantuna meaning Gunan - Place, Tuna - True. In other words the true people of the Land. "Tolai " first appeared in a publication by Gordon Thomas of the … Continue reading Some definitions for debate
Shell Money (Tambu) Swindle No 1. In his book, Thirty years in the South Seas, Richard Parkinson. Describes the case of a Native Woman's, shell money Scam: " A few years ago a rumour suddenly spread that a woman who lived in a village a few kilometres from my dwelling, possessed with the help of … Continue reading Tabu swindles in New Britain.
A Pinapa na pal na lotu Gaulim Iunias Tamtu, A Pinapa na pal na lotu Gaulim, A Nilai ra Dovot, Vol 434, Oct 1953, p6-7 translated by g kakabin This house of worship, we started working on it in the month of January, and the work on it was slow, because the people took some … Continue reading Opening of GAULIM Church. 1953
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The Blanche Bay Affair-Part 5 of 6 Additional Background Information. Locations By 1878, The Methodist Missions had been established at the following Locations; Duke of Yorks Molot - Aminio Baledrokadroka Urakukur - Misiel Loli Utuan - Setaleti Longova Varia - Mijieli Vakaloloma Nakukur - Isoa Wainasikeci New Britain Matalau-Ratu Livai Volavola Matupit-Peni Caumea Vunairoto-Peni Luvu … Continue reading The Blanche Bay Affair – Part 5 of 6