I AM FORMERLY OF RABAUL and was the first Papua New Guinean student that the celebrated PNG colonial educator Frank Boisen took under his wing in the 1950s.
Through his efforts I became the first Papua New Guinean student to come to Australia to complete high school (1954-56) eventually gaining acceptance into the 1958-59 ASOPA teacher training program.
I am now in my 77th year and have almost completed my autobiography, essentially for my five grandchildren who are all Australian-born.
Former District Education Officer Frank Boisen was quite obviously a big part of my life and, although unfortunately my memory isn't as clear now as it was, I would like to acknowledge what he did for me.
As a young man, after Mrs Boisen died, I spent much of my time driving the Boisen's children (Arthur and Margaret) to school in his red car and helping his children's carer with whatever requirements there were.
I would be most grateful if any reader might be able to let me know the names of Frank Boisen’s last daughter and even recall the lady who was his children's carer.
My regret now is that I do not know the Boisen children's whereabouts.
Perhaps a reader could direct me in the right way to this information
Readers can reply through the Comments link below or email Harry Coehn here. We’d also like to hear some Frank Boisen stories….