Barbara Short (who was Barbara Neasmith when she taught at Keravat) is on the hunt for past students of Keravat High School. Barbara taught there from 1975-81 and is now writing a history of the school that will also include details of former pupils and what they did with their lives after Keravat.
A number of past headmasters are helping Barbara write the history, including some from the 1950s. Another research source has been the Kokomo magazine. Barbara does not want the book to just deal with the running of the school. “We had the motto, tuum est, it is up to you, so I am interested in finding out what people have done with their lives,” she says.
“I realise many earlier students at Keravat, in the 1950s and early 1960s, have become leaders of PNG and we know lots about them. In this book, I hope to tell something about the lives of the hundreds of later students who graduated.”
Barbara is contacting former students and asking them to provide her with details on their lives since they left Keravat and is also asking them about “what has motivated and guided them” during their lives. She’s also seeking comments on “what they believe is needed for good leadership in PNG in the future.”
You can contact Barbara at email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 02 9876 1018 or write to her at 27 Chesterfield Road, Epping NSW 2121, Australia.