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Old 22-03-2004, 01:52 AM
Chris Byrne Chris Byrne is offline
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Originally Posted by wendyemc
Photo 26 - Postcard series cover - an unspecified shot of Lae. Does anyone recognize where it is?
This is looking down the hill that ran from the "town" end of Coronation Drive, down to Markham Road (also known as "Little Namanula", if I'm not mistaken). If you enlarge the photo you can just glimpse the old airstrip at the bottom, on the far side of Markham Road.

My parents had a Morris Minor (2 doors, 850cc engine). If it had enough speed coming off Markham Rd, it could just make it to the top of this hill in 4th gear. A little too slow and the engine started to "knock", and a gear change was inevitable half-way up the hill...
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