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03 February 2011

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I was so excited to see this great story of the Bulolo's last trip. I have had the joy of making two voyages on this wonderful ship.

The first in 1954 travelling from Brisbane to Rabaul (on which I had my eighth birthday), and the second in 1956 when we returned to Brisbane for leave.

I have great memories. The first trip was very rough as we went through the edge of a cyclone between Moresby and Samarai, the second was magically calm.

Incidentally, my father, Carl Gurney, was a small ships master in New Guinea waters for about 40 years. Memories from great times past.

The photo shown is definitely not the TSMV Bulolo.
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You're right, Peter. Now fixed - KJ

This article made me remember my own trip on the Bulolo from Sydney to Port Moresby. I enjoyed the detail and the nostalgia - a fitting tribute to the adventurous life of a great ship.

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