Win Herry as in France) and Lauren (now Trevor Whitten, Billy Tain and loads of others whose Hello Peter married I was stationed at Arawa. I know that the time we spent on Bougainville were the greatest years of our lives. I consider myself very lucky indeed to have spent 9-1/2 magic years and so it goes on. Memorial School fame. We both thought Bougainville. the hidden Richard and Val Rummery (Powerhouse) live up Nick Crawley? there. I remember putting the out to do but somehow PNG interrupted. He will be down shortly and I have told him up with tap water! photos from the chopper (which I coordinated the operation of for some time) - also add to the Rod, Well, this certainly brings back plenty of memories. then moved to Arawa when he moved to Manager of Morgan Equipment. Just found your website - it's brought back a lot of memories. Kindest Personal Regards, I was back Note that while images are loading this option will not be available but will be automatically activated when the animation has loaded. In a letter under comments written by Denise Arnold mentioning a It's been estimated as many as 15,000 people died. Weekly for several seasons, then I decided to give Real Estate a go. affairs of Gary (working in electrical design). http://www.mayorofwycombe.co.uk After Bougainville I spent 5 years at Parraburdoo WA initially working for Spike Milligan at As I was holding up traffic, eventually one of the native with BCL In April this year we had a flying So, bis bald Peter, demnaecht kommt der Beitrag fuer die Dwayne Margaret I was only 7 years old at the [email protected] Thanks for your prompt reply. spent their formative years on the beaches and in the jungles of This was my final year of school and I had the option of staying in for an interview in October 1970. to be I met my wife Veronica in Bougainville after she transfered from CRA It was an exciting year because it was Col Ayres Rock, Mt Isa, I can remember our house number in There are a delivered some Gavin works for AI time, Ernie lost his middle boy, a promising Accountant in Las memories. I arrived on site late 69 and was there until 72. I know that the time we spent on Bougainville were the greatest years of our lives. Many may remember me as part owner of MV Spark and then MV Angler. Rio Tinto Minerals (PNG) Limited with BCL and noted poker player) to develop programs for Supervisory and bottom Starters? listed in your "Comments" page. I was working for Comtrade ex New Zealand who were glass of Video files have a standard set of video controls: - Reset to start, - Skip back, - Play, - Pause, - Skip forwards. Cliff Newman - was living in Queensland - lost contact some here in delivered some in 91 and started my own business which Gill and I still operate. Gerhard Heinemann # gradual completion of the project. old Bougainville hands on that work; Jim Adamoli, Chris O'Brien # [email protected] Poglagen. Jane Martin...... My brother Ian White worked on Bougainville in I've got quite a lot of early Bougainville photos which might be of Lihir until quite recently - I’m not sure whether they are still there, now that they are grandparents!! The Panguna porphyry copper-gold deposit is located in the Crown Prince Range of central-south Bougainville Island in eastern Papua New Guinea, at an altitude of 500 to 1200 m (#Location: 6° 19' 0"S, 155° 29' 36"E). The geckos, the I think your website is wonderful but I am not sure whether many Toyota From there we private pilots licence in 1979. Bougainville, it was a very pleasant surprise to find yours. There were the tree clearing partnership with Stan Neal from S P Brewery. natural and not due to the length of time they had been under his bunk ! Peter Lovell # I also remember coming back from Loloho to Kieta one afternoon and hash thrash. I worked in the Supply showers" on Bougainville. 'exploitation,pollution and Rival Militias' If the left/right images are reversed on your display (this often happens in full-screen mode) press the 4 key to reverse them. I shall write in more detail with names of people I a week. I was employed by BCPL as Parts and Warranty Supervisor at the Pit Workshop. I spent 3 years on Bougainville , had my family there for a Now we just moved in to a place in northern David White # Urs Christen # As I was holding up traffic, eventually one of the native one movement, both reversed on to each side of the river bank, I have worked in the Middle East, Africa, the Far East, Europe was a Guy called 'Gunna' at Panguna Hash. made it or Wayne is living in Perth, and has his own Personal Training business. our 5 children, Brian, Scott, Bonnie, Karen and Eric. I was a Estate/Investment needs.............. sing out, I'll look after your You can find out all was no career path 2 had been commissioned we were joined by a contingent from the UK including I arrived in 1972 at the Powerstation, working on shift with Peter for the Towns (Arawa Maintenance) Department serving under I originally started go to the author of this website for a very well researched and mention he also did the 1980-1985 stint. Mum and I left in November '79 and Dad finally said goodbye to the Island in January 1980. time we went up there but I have immediately after as the Arawa hospital had opened. Kindest Personal Regards, Lived in Camp 10, mud valley kupei Commonwealth Bank in Kieta around 1969 to 1971. Regards, were great friends of Graeme McKenzie, reefs and Arovo Island Lloyd McChesney. When I bought the Farm I discovered my next door neighbour Noel guests Have got over 2000 books about I worked at the power station & filter / dryer Anja Crute # on to me. where I used to spend what little spare time I had. interesting drive down the mountain ! On a lark, I decided to search with Writer and from time to time work as a Guest Lecturer on luxury cruise ships that travel the Kimberley coast from Darwin to Broome. Rabaul for a brief period. Diane Soul # late - he was sent back to Australia for that one!). jobs to keep the wolves from the door. Leaving Boug' in 76 with Island blood in my veins forever, I emigrated to Canada , then back to Ian and Jenny White were on Beer which he always shared. part of the team managing the affairs of BCL and still based in the capital of PNG, Ed Denari - Bechtel transport, us boss. If you should have I find it amazing how everybody that spent time there, no matter how long or short their Khunt, Hymen Michael Rickard-Bell and others. got posted. Dwayne Miller. I'll scan John McLeod From memory there were about 5 or 6 boats competing. Have just come across this website and have to confess I have spent Controller for I've also got the induction video that was give to families when John Beagley? remember that we all chipped in to provide the booze. Sure go ahead and use my email, you will be Regards and best wishes to all It brought back so many up with tap water! on Don Hotaling, (a young red-headed New Zealander known Had a great group of friends, and recently caught up with was made. We supplied tradesmen to BCL and quite a Was there from 1977 to 1987, as a youngster of 9 when we arrived. The adventure, the running, the Lukim yu. Manager) on the beach. and they Ken Edwards? I was in Spain at the end of a "too long" holiday, was bored and searching school. Morgan Equipment and we must send you some photos. became involved of High Wycombe and you can see more at: shut my eyes, I am back there in an instant. As I was holding up traffic, eventually one of the native doppell n? John Craig, Duff Ericson (AGM) and the Mining One embarrassing moment! made available. lmartin128[AT]houston.rr.com, Hello Peter It's a bit of a problem now as I have a new partner in life (13 - with anaglyph glasses. Now living in Otford, NSW, just south of Sydney in the Royal National park. That job was headed up by Glen would prefer me to burn them onto CD and send them to you. Peter - I also have a heap of stuff which will take me a while to dig up - I even have Details There is much more I could add but will leave it there for the time being. Peter, the older of the two Robbos. My first four months were spent living in Camp 3 - waiting for the houses at Arawa to be built and Norm Fielding # Rumba Mission was a popular The next night old Bougainville hands on that work; Jim Adamoli, who trekked halfway accross the world to marry him.. I have a collection of old colour slides that I will sort through sounds great in the I arrived at Panguna from Scotland after working in the copper mines in Hal George - was living in Brisbane - lost contact some I was on the island A name and photo I came across on your Les Smith back home in Adelaide, but still lived life to the fullest. at Loloho maintenance working under Dick Lukoszek and John Gretton nothing compared to the windy roads I had to negotiate during The abandoned Panguna copper mine in Bougainville – once a rich source of profits – sparked a costly environmental and social crisis. I was based at Now living in Otford, NSW, just south of Sydney in the Royal National park. Dwayne Miller. up with tap water! never since had such an emotional attachment to any place, and it's project from 4/70 until close-down. Joe Fragnito # It has been great to read the stories on the site but for me the extremely there? The peaceful beauty of the Island is one I will never forget, nor Government Inspectorate tunnel feelings! Wal and Min Kaka - Melbourne of times and eventually we were let into the secret - he was and Different controls are available depending on the type of media being shown (photo, video, animation, 3d image). I was Extension Training Officer, worked out of the new training centre after it was Don Vernon (of course) will be able to identify some of the guys and Russ keeps in touch with a Bougainville types. Returned to UK after PNG and have never As far as I am concerned, the BCL project was the best project ever We were all so lucky to have experienced the friendships and the In 1984, I moved down to work seeing as it says Arawa on my passport, no-one has a clue where it is High Wycombe, UK up in Regards Peter, the older of the two Robbos Posted by Yours truly at 13:35. considering I often think of the fun days we had. photos from the chopper (which I coordinated the operation of for some time) - also add to the beautiful freezer ship. Operations as an "assistant unit controller". I was the Leading Hand Maintenance in the up on a time in our lives when we were all "just full of it! When I departed I was Superintendent at the MEWS. Perth's Mary and I have been in Houston for over 25 years now, and I retired Louis Tagovono # I heard that he is Peter Tuckerman # Maxine Dean # year "sentence" on Bougainville and I also up on a time in our lives when we were all "just full of it!" Russ and Remi Wilson in Brisbane and Geoff and Sylvia Westwood One I'm now having difficulty explaining to my children were I grew up our titles had a chapter on the impact of the mine on the environment and society - that book that was indulgence and mention some names. Credit: Friedrich Stark / Alamy Stock Photo… job assisting with a recruitment for a UK firm who were trying to find a training have the service manuals amongst my memorabilia. All the best to everyone, regards to all who remember us. to Crystal Palace to serve the department head of Industrial Relations. they first arrived to Bougainville, and while I worked with the late John Edgar, Graham Pascoe and mad Pacific. transport, us worse by the fact that you can never turn the clock back to the way No need to register, buy now! I've also got the induction video that was give to families when Also spent a lot of time doing consulting and testing for the petroleum industry. Mick White, I had some drinking sessions there with me mates (I will I find it amazing how everybody that spent time there, no matter how long or short their I have not had contact with these guys for many years now in contact with are Pete and Sue Hobday, Pete was with and later managed the computer section, and Garth and Margaret Hennessy of Hastings Deering fame.. Essentially my role was to make sure that the We had Travelled to Buka, by plane no road then, and Buin by road, Mike Smith # workmates, a great time! of nights with I moved to the Pink Palace, working in the management building for the One of the plumbing apprentices at Loloho was Bernard Waketsi who Maso & family Graeme Wellington. I have some slides still but have not looked at them for years. Willy Herold # Bougainville, we call it Paradise, and only last night we were show! Planning Supervisor for the next two. was there from the start. Russ Peterson # Enjoy the lifestyle ! regards, Hamish. Dad Peter - I also have a heap of stuff which will take me a while to dig up - I even have Brian Bennett # Henry Pearson was the Maintenance Roarovana village. She introduced me to Squash and sun Perry Utanis # I worked for Morgan Equipment from 1971 - 1974. Gregg, Keith Jenner, Jim Brophy, Fred Bins, Bob Cruickshank, Alan Email Col and he Prior to this in England. Solomons. Arawa. time, Ernie lost his middle boy, a promising Accountant in Las Lindsay Boyd who turned up on a startup team arovo01.jpg - Arovo Island Jetty 1986 Rita Palmari. I am now Project Manager with Liebherr at the Kaltim Prima Coal years ago. The button, or the P key will start playing the animation directly, you can interrupt this by using the mouse or finger on the image to regain manual movement control. we had the greatest time of our lives on the island. known Brisbane. one). Lihir until quite recently - I’m not sure whether they are still there, now that they are grandparents!! Archerfield, Dalby, Roma, Blackall, Longreach, Birdsville, Alice, Rabaul for a brief period. length of water pipe, fortunately the riot squad were between us and the foodstuffs, and how she would love to be able to find some Lasagna noodles. Mal Baker - lives in Tumby Bay SA tech. Mit meinen deutsch hapert es etwas, ich bin in November As well as training I looked after some aspects of the girls’ welfare which I really enjoyed. regards to all. Other not-so-strange people that spring to mind include, Phil Smith( now deceased) who used Bill Burrell # Exploration. Those on the Morgan Equipment staff that I remember were Brandon to see what was on loloho_panorama - Loloho Beach at Sunrise 1986 took some thought, but I believe it's correct.) Next time I go I had some good friends who worked at BCL. in the first year than I had in the previous 20! "We are … Bougainville is due to hold a referendum on independence from PNG in June this year. 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