My Photo
Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 02/2006

« On a train heading towards Adelaide | Main | The many splendid lives of the legendary Frank Alcorta »

27 January 2013

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

You are fantastic! I was laughing my head off.

I am from Bougainville, but gee, it would been nice to be in your class....I enjoyed your site..

What a great story.Could not stop smiling and holding back my laughter.

Wish there were more crazy and fun teachers like you around.The amazement you put this people through and the disbelief.It may be funny now but back then people didn`t know and understand.

And yes,i think you really were the mad school teacher!! Thank you for this wonderful story.

Would have loved to have been your student :-)

Trevor top marks! What a great read. Reminds me of my teachers too, Ian Schumacker, Ian Johnston, Mrs Smith and Mrs Harries, Thankyou.

Trevor, you were crazy to take a highlander's pig and change it into a chicken. Well done!

And thank you for making school exciting and interesting for the children of Watabung.

I arrived at Brandi High School in 1971 and met up with Father Shadeg, an American priest, who had been working for a number of years in the Sepik.

The Mount Turu Cargo Cult erupted on July 7th that year and Father Shadeg felt that the Sepiks were too easily tricked, and he too was into magic in the hope that his audiences would become less gullible.

At the time of our Mini-fete in 1971, he trained us in one of his tricks called "Escapology".

It involved putting a small girl inside a large sugar bag, getting one of the audience to think that they were tying the top firmly and then to place the bag behind a screen and wait to see if the girl could escape.

Of course, she did. It proved to be very popular and as we eventually told the audience how it was done it should have helped to make them more testing of any so-called magic.

But I can see Trevor, you were a great magician!

Very interesting story here, Trevor. I like reading it. You, one way or the other, contributed towards the development of PNG and its greatly appreciated.

Teachers and colonial administrators have done so much to the country and their footprints are seen throughout.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.