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Old 23-07-2007, 06:02 PM
fred gibson fred gibson is offline
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Talking Dispela kai-kai buai tumas!

I posted on the "anything goes" page but no replies. I lived at Kikori for two years,1982-84. Everyday was different than anything I had ever done before.
When the Rev.Chalmers went to the village of Dopima (1902) he got chopped up and eaten, when I went to the village of Dopima(1983) I had Mud Crab for lunch. The most incredible thing about Kikori is the level of rainfall per annum.
The late John Senior told me that both rainy seasons during my time there were
over 24feet. John Senior was an Aussie who first came to PNG as a teenager
ferrying fighter planes from Aus. to Port Moresby during WWII. It was a real privilege to have met him and his family. John was instrumental in getting the
Marsden matting for the Kikori airstrip. Without it,quagmire. Anyway, I have a lot of info,slightly dated, but I don't know where to start. A Prod is in order I guess.
Ahhh, Dispela kai-kai Buai Tumas. Simple PNG pidgin for "I chew too much Betel Nut."

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Old 29-05-2011, 05:50 PM
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John Senior

Ah yes! John Senior- I remember him well!!

I established the first Bramham herd in the Ihu area of the Gulf in '73

Sad to hear that John has died- A tough old bastard but when he spoke about raising cattle in Papua -I listened- I had a beer or 6 doz with him in old mate Burt Counsel's pub in Ihu- Another old timer who died at Boroko, PM in 2001 aged 71. Burt was "Mr Ihu,also a member for Gulf in the House of Asembly in 1972,when Josephine Abijaha wanted Papua for Papuans- Great guy- great wife and kids too. We couldn't have survived without Burt and Gunigars help. (refer obituary-under Counsel)

So what were you doing in Kikori/Bimuru District???
Your message is fairly long in the tooth (2007) but if you or any one was in the Gulf in the early 70's- Good to hear from you.........

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The late John Senior told me that both rainy seasons during my time there were
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