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Eoghan Arnold 06-11-2008 12:22 AM

The Arnolds of Lae, and their influence in the community
Hi my son and I are doing a history on his Grandparents (Abung & Abunga) Margaret & Ian Arnold who were ex-pats to Lae, Papua New Guinea in the early 1970’s ‘til the mid ‘90’s, They played active roles in swimming, Girl Guides and even ballet productions in Lae, and Swimming all over PNG. They migrated to PNG I believe when dad (Ian Noel Arnold) worked for AGI, and held down many jobs with various organizations, some include, NGI Steel, Moale Holdings, Co-Air to name some of them. Mum (Nancy Margaret Arnold) taught at Bulae Primary School for several years, and also taught swimming at Lae International Primary School. They migrated with 5 young Children, (Marian, Stephen, Damian, Bernadine and Gillian) and mum gave birth to Owen, Pauline myself (Eoghan) and Roxine at the Angau Memorial Hospital in Lae.

We are doing a report on "effects your family had on a community" and as I know most people in Lae and PNG in general knew of or have dealt with my family in PNG at some time or another, and ask if anyone, could forward their stories, scanned photo’s and/or newspaper clippings that have anything to do with our Family. Dad unfortunately passed away in 1996 and we were inundated with condolences from many a people that were effected by my parents contribution to the community in PNG. So please can you forward anything you have to share on our family to we also hope to maybe even post it all on line someday too..

Many Thanks

Eoghan Arnold

Eoghan Arnold 06-11-2008 12:24 AM

add on
Also Dad was involved in the St Johns in PNG as well.

I am searching the forums as well for anything that pops up our name.

Albert Agua 24-06-2009 02:58 PM

pls correct me if I am wrong.Was it your mom that taught me at that pre-school in the Lae show grounds during 1980? But I definately remember you at LIPS and I think we proceeded onto LIHS at about 1988 to 1991. Very kind regards to you from Albert Agua!

RobHay 08-07-2010 09:13 AM

Sorry for the hijack but.....Albert are you related to Peter Waim Agua of Lae taxis

kimekiwi 15-08-2010 10:57 AM

Hi Eoghan,
We lived next door to your family out at 8-mile. I did ballet with Gillian and went to Bulae then LIHS. Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.

hazeldiocampo 20-08-2010 05:06 PM


I am just new in this site, I hope you could help me

Antonechka 05-09-2012 10:40 PM


Although it has been a long time since you have posted I can tell you that I worked with your father and grandfather (Ian) in Lae at NGI. In fact your family lived around the corner from me. If you recall I lived next to the Timber Mill on one side with an Italian family on the other side. I would be happy to recall anything about the years in Lae and my knowledge of Ian and the family. I do recall some stories of you all in the family van.

warm wishes

tony foster

Cathy333 20-01-2013 08:58 PM

You would know my brother, Andrew Jones....I think more so Stephen

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