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28 January 2013


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I remember Kevin well. Astonishingly adept and knowledgeable. Enormously helpful when establishing a Vocational Centre at Aitape. Around 1965 - 1973. So long ago.

Kevin was a great friend and a good Rotarian at Mt.Hagen. He was a passionate rugby league man and he will be sadly missed by a great many people. Real nice guy. Cheers Kev.

Yes, Kevin was in Aitape as a young Kiap and ADC Harry Roach had him on the Department of Works TD 15 Bulldozer and commenced the road from Tadji Airstrip to Wewak.

I remember young John Murphy and his mother worked for our manager Bill Middleton at Vanimo. Kevin was not his father.

Kevin was one very fine guy and will be missed by his many, many mates.

Kevin Murphy served briefly in Aitape as a Patrol Officer under ADC Harry Roach in 1967-68 where he was mentored by Sgt Major Wamamis and my father Sgt Ramoi.

Kevin was a man with the heart of gold.

He loved PNG till the day he passed away. A selfless man who gave all and expected nothing.

He will be sadly missed. RIP tambu.

Sad news for all of us. Murph was a great man and his passion for both PNG and Rugby League helped contribute to many humorous disagreements over a tipple or three.

After his leg amputation his positive attitude was an inspiration for many of us. RIP Kevin you will be missed by all who knew you.

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