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Old 21-10-2002, 01:02 PM
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Talking horse stables in lae

Gosh it has absolutely been a while since i thought of Papua New Guinea...Ive been researching about PNg all night...im just trying to learn about where PNG is at nowadays..My father lives there, but he doesnt report back nice news, lol its all guns and break ins...
like, is there a SOCIAL LIFE in png these days?!
i used to ride in the stables in LAE when i was younger, yea i even grew up there til i was about 9..i have a good memory of it tho...
does anyone know MDC?

drop me a line, i'd love to hear from a papua new guinean, or anyone whos been there before?

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Old 21-10-2002, 01:37 PM
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When were you in Lae, where did you go to school, where did you live???????

I don't wish to pry but this information is invaluable to readers who perhaps knew you, or knew someone that may remember you or your family. Lets face it, Lae is/wasn't a very big place.
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Old 21-10-2002, 01:41 PM
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lae...

well...BULAE was the name of the school...i know it was quite big...my father owns the chain of the MDC (spare parts) stores..so i dunno..someone MIGHT remember me, i was just a kid tho...we moved in 1991 i believe....!!!

i remember LAE LODGE as well...haha those were the days, barymonday by the pool....

do u know what im talking about?
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Old 21-10-2002, 01:48 PM
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Hi Courtney if you check out the Port Moresby forum you'll see some pics of the night life in pom.... we're going to post some pics from Planet Rock which is in Lae.... was it there when you were in Lae?

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Old 21-10-2002, 01:51 PM
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nah, it wasnt there...not that i could remember...there was no nightlife or anything like that to my knowledge...just a nice place, but full of betelnut hahaha....
my mum used to be jehovahs witness...they have a church kind of thing there...do you know it?
this is bringing so much to mind of my childhood...it is very vivid...actually, not far from the stables is my father's shop of MDC...maybe someone here knows Jim Tobago? a close family friend of ours?
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Old 21-10-2002, 02:07 PM
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Have sent you a private message but it appears that you lived in Lae well after my family and I had departed.
I hope you enjoy looking at the old and new photos of Lae, as well as the Bulae threads.
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Old 23-10-2002, 01:00 AM
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I guess the stables should still be there because there were horses in the Lae / Morobe Show held last weekend 18 & 19th October, 2002.

My daughter used to own a horse and yes, we were the parents paying for the up keep...haha Her name was Cheree and she went finish from Lae in 1986.

But it did keep my daughter happy and gave her something to do after school and out of mischief.

I had two of our staff in Lae to take pictures of the show and they did a drive around so look for some more photos in the near future of how Lae is today.
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Old 23-10-2002, 01:03 AM
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Does anyone remember the lake adjacent to the Lae Showgrounds ?

I can remember vividly driving around this part of town after many a ball and seeing numerous cars in the big wide drains that did not quite make it home from a heavy night on the booze.
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Hi there, my name is Maureen Albion - previously Hayes. My sisters and I grew up in Lae. Leonie, Sandy and Gwenda. We hung around and owned horses at the showgrounds in the 70s. I have recently discovered this sight and have scanned lots of pics to put up when i get some spare time. I am going to try to attach a pic of my sister Gwen and I on our horses at the roundwater. I am also attaching a pic, which i think is yours and I recon that the small girl on the top row, second from the right hand end is me. we went to Huonville primary when it first opened and then it closed and we went to Corontation. I also found some Lae High School reports of mine that were not very good. Not showing them to my kids or I'll never get them to do any study.

Reading all the names on this forum brings back lots of memories and visions of peoples faces. Also names of horses below, these must have been people who owned Ramu and BoJangles after I had already left the scene. RonM, I remember you vaguely, I think you left just after I got interested in horses. Didnt you own Tommy the old drafty looking horses and sell him to the Johnstones? and maybe even Bindi and sold her to Bunty Targett and we ended up buying her from Bunty, she is in the roundwater pic, with of course Yarren that you would remember??

As I have attempted to save this several times, i had better do it now before my link drops out again. I will add some info and lots of pics soon

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Old 23-10-2002, 04:47 AM
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awwww.thanks aussie..you ever think of returning? do you ever visit png?

haha....geez I am still here....arrived in 1972...had only two years on the Gold Coast and lived in PNG ever since !

Lived in Hagen in 1972 - Lae 1973 - 1986 - Port Moresby from 1990 - 1993 and the remainder here in Port Moresby


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