Budapest, Thursday: Bob Stensholt, himself a member of the Victorian Parliament, albeit of the Labor persuasion, advises me of the death last month of former patrol officer Harley Dickinson at the age of 70. Harley was educated at
He pioneered the exploration of Mt Fubulan in PNG in 1958 as a patrol officer. From 1958-70 he served respectively with ranks up to district officer. The Victorian Parliamentary record of his subsequent career seems to me a little confused but I quote it verbatim: “Officer Papua-New Guinea Constabulary, Office of Programming and Co-ordination 1970-1971; officer OK Tedi and Bougainville copper projects, Department of Law 1971-1976; resident magistrate, visiting justice and coroner Boroko, Popondetta and Mendi district courts, district supervising magistrate Southern Highlands Province, chairman Highland District Land Disputes committee”.
Harley returned to