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Old 27-01-2004, 12:04 PM
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How fascinating I found the pictures....and ashamed that I knew so little about the destruction caused. I will certainly be interested in reading more.
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Old 27-01-2004, 04:42 PM
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I saw a frangipani tree which had a purpley-blue flower, it was growing in Rabaul at the Orchard Park on Namanula Hill. Im not sure if it is still there.
I'll get back to you on this as i think theres a purpley-blue frangipani tree growing in my mothers village as well.
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Old 27-01-2004, 05:36 PM
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Thankyou so very much Boost

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Excellent shots, am curious, any shots of present day Rabaul?
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Excellent images of Rabaul!
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Thumbs up Hi Mangi Sunam

Thanks for your magnificent commentary on the volanic eruption in Rabaul. I am a Tolai but was not there or in PNG but overseas and still am when it erupted and I understood exactly what you said. I miss the chance to see what happen but I love the photos even though sad to see the town in ruins. I was also wondering if I could ask you if possible that you might allow me to download some of your great pictures of the eruption for a blog that I am doing on Rabaul. Please let me know here if that is possible. Many Thanks.
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Rabaul is the only urban settlement in the world built inside an active volcanoe caldera making it the most picturesque town in Papua New Guinea and giving the town one of the best all-weather harbours in the world.

The caldera is the home of a number of dormant and actice volcanoes and the Tolai people who live near these have a saying " Tikana pakana takaum kilala na nilaun - una gire ra kaia na vuvuai" - " Once in your lifetime you will experience a volcanic eruption." This was proved once again in the early hours of the morning of Sunday, 18 September 1994, as subterranean volcanic activity began violently shaking the Gazelle Peninsula, heralding the coming events.

At 6:00am on Monday, 19 September, Tavurvur volcano commenced destroying Rabaul town and the surrounding villages of Talwat, Nordup, Matalau, Rabuana, Korere, Rapolo and Matupit. This was followed about one hour later on the other side of Simpson Harbour when another volcano, Vulcan (Kalamanagunan), vented itself upon the villages Raluan, Valaur, Tavana, Latlat, Rapolo, Karavia and Malaguna, burying them with Tephra and destroying the property and livelihood of thousands of people.

This pictorial will give future Generations some idea of the tragedy and devastation that commenced in Rabaul and its environment on that fateful day in 1994.
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Steam rises from the waters surrounding nearby Rabaul volcano, in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, April 13, 2008.
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