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Old 10-12-2002, 09:19 PM
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The Stewart went first, followed by Lae Theatre in 1990 (to make way for the Vele Rumana), and finally the Huon was burned down in 1995.

Many of us, who grew up in Lae with these theatres, shed a quite tear, as it was the end of an era.

I recently stumbled upon a well visited website, Robs PNG Links Dreambook, in which former PNG residents reminisce about their happy childhood days here.

I posted a note on this website, asking for contributions from former Lae residents about Lae in the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Jim Dudgeon, once a projectionist at the Huon Theatre, emerged from the mists of time with some amazing anecdotes about this institution.

I was attending the Lae High School at the time, he said.

This was my very first job and I did it for the first year for free, as I liked it so much.

My father was Bob Dudgeon.

He was the Forman Mechanic with Government Transport in Lae.

I arrived in Lae as a baby in 1950, attended the Lae Primary A School, and Lae High School.

Lae Airport in its heyday !
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