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Old 21-07-2009, 12:18 AM
Lucy Newman Lucy Newman is offline
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I went to Bulae from around '81 to '87. I particularly remember Mrs Randall, year 3 teacher, and Mr Tuart, Year 4- the first person to realise the existance of my incredibly poor eyesight after all those years! I also remember the headmaster and Dep (Mr Hooper? MacDonald?), one of whom played guitar in assembly. I lived on the Oval- would love to hear from or about anyone.
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Old 23-07-2009, 03:23 PM
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Hi wantoks, Wendy Phillips here (ex-Lae resident 1954-67)

For those who remember the magic of the 2006 Lae-Markham reunion, and for all those who missed out last time, we are holding another Lae-Markham reunion on 4 October 2009 - see details below - any many of the guests who are already on the list are ex-Coronation Primary, Bulae and Lae high students. This was a sudden decision - people had been asking when were we going to have another one, but I was undergoing treatment for cancer from October to April and wasn't sure I felt up to hosting another reunion. Then, in late March, while waiting for my daily radiation treatment at the Mater in Brisbane, I ran into Mr Bricknell, the headmaster of Coronation Primary in the early 60's, and a couple of days later, Jim and Anna Seeto. My enthusiam was suddenly rekindled, and I sent out the first emails to my contact list on 2nd April. We have 324 people on our "expressions of interest" list as at 23 Jul 2009, with only room for 400, so get in quick - I'd hate to see anyone miss out again. Meanwhile, check out the links below to the 2006 reunion guest list, souvenir booklet, and Facebook photo albums, where many of the guests have been "tagged".



Where: Broncos Leagues Club, Fulcher Road, Red Hill, Brisbane Qld, Ph: (07) 3858 9000, in the Auditorium. The venue is wheelchair-friendly, and there is plenty of parking on Sundays, in club grounds, on the street outside and in the next-door TAFE College car park.

When: Sunday 4th October 2009 from 11 am to 6 pm BY INVITATION ONLY, final RSVP date now 25 August 2009.
Contact Wendy Clarke (nee Phillips) for your invitation.
Phone: (07) 3299 1290 (prefix 617 for overseas guests)
Mobile: 0412 950 808
Email: wendyemc@optusnet.com.au

Who: Anyone who lived in Lae/Markham Valley at any time prior to Independence 1975 (doesn’t matter if you stayed on after, or are still there, just as long as you arrived before), plus their significant other, whether PNG or not, and/or any adult children either PNG-born or with an interest in PNG. Also, anyone who had close ties to Lae/Markham prior to Independence, with friends there whom they visited often, and any post-Independence Lae friends of existing guests up to 1985. The aim of this reunion is about connecting with people we knew way back when, so that almost everyone there will be someone you knew or whose family you knew. There will still be plenty of those "Oh my God!" moments so many of you experienced in 2006 - we have tracked down a lot more old friends/classmates since then - and this will be your last chance to be part of the magic, wantoks - I will be hosting no more Lae-Markham reunions after this one.

Admission Cost: $35 per person, covers auditorium hire, name badges etc., decorations, lucky dip prizes, old Lae/PNG photo slideshow, reunion souvenir booklet as per 2006, finger food only, though a much more substantial menu than in 2006 (pre-lunch nibbles, lunch and afternoon tea). Drinks not included in admission price, to be purchased individually at club bar prices. See contact details above for your invitation.
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Old 27-07-2009, 02:31 PM
Deborah Carraro Deborah Carraro is offline
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Bulae Primary School

Hi all ex-Bulae Primary kids

I'm not a Bulae Baby, but I attended from 1968 to 1970, Grade 4 to Grade 6. The only photo I have is of Grade 4R in 1968. Names on the back of photo are:

Lyn Campbell, Jacinta De la Cruz, Rosita De la Cruz, Maree Ring, Caryl Horley, Mary-Clare O'Connor, Richard Bewicke, Margo Berry, Leanne Jensen, Ann Hendry, John Noble, Alan Caldwell, Richard Ryan, Dan Lancaster, ? Shepherd (can't recall first name) , Jeff Wilks, Chris Evans, (another boy I can't remember), John Snelling, Timothy Murphy, Keith Drew, Debbie Shepherd (I think), Janet O'Neill, Lily Tsui, Wendy ? (didn't note surname, and can't recall - sorry), Maria Lifu, Raymond Seeto, and Colin McPherson. Teacher, Miss Schilling.

I was known as Deborah Hatter in 1968/69. Name changed in 1970 to Carraro (mother remarried).

Hope these names trigger some happy memories. I certainly have some.


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(Bulae Primary School, 1968 - 1970)

Last edited by Deborah Carraro; 27-07-2009 at 04:57 PM. Reason: correction in names listed
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Old 27-07-2009, 02:45 PM
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Hi Deborah, Jeff Wilks is also coming to the Lae-Markham reunion in October
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Old 29-09-2009, 12:51 PM
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Hey Jimmy,
I remember Paul Reence. As I recall he was the fastest runner around the playground in our grade. I think Kilvin is the guy that did really well at maths. I recall learning the times tables at Bulae and he really ate that stuff up - top of the class. The name I have in my head for the swiss mission is Thomas Mattman (sp?) - big guy.....but I could be getting mixed up with later years at LIHS. And as Michael Lugton (blast from the past) has already replied....we used to hang out and fish and do stuff.
I was at Bulae from Prep to Grade 6 ('72 - '78) and LIHS ('79 - '82). Finished last two years of school in Sydney.
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Old 16-12-2009, 09:47 PM
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Bulae baby

Hi all,
I am a Bulae Baby, 1972~1977. I have only just come across this site but looking at some of the photos have brought back some old memories.
I am in the attached picture, back row, 4th from right
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Old 19-02-2010, 01:59 PM
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Hi Tony,

No, no sister, my younger brother Peter was there though, he's 4th from the left, middle row


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Old 02-07-2010, 01:30 PM
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Bulae Grade 6w 1977

I was at Bulae and in Grade 6 in 1977. In the class photo for grade 6, 1977 I am seated at the end of the front row infront of female teacher.
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:20 PM
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Hi Nadia,do you remember a girl called Heide Arp?
I think the girl on the front row 4th from the right is called Connie.
I moved to England in 1975 and was at Bulae for two years.
I know the faces of people but can not remember their names.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:55 AM
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hi sameera,
my name is tejas (india), i dont know if you remember me or not....
but i am friend of angus,lawrence,royce,david,vincent,stephanie,alex, lisa,taylor,nicole,joseph...and many more...i just wrote my few best friends here...
i was a student of mrs. johns in 2j, mrs owell (i dont know the spelling) in 3O, 4h with mrs harris and 5G with mrs gambell...
i am waiting to be in contact with my friends ....if you could help...
thank you...
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