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19 February 2013

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Sorry - I made a mistake with the photo. That is Queen Emma of Hawaii.

The Queen Emma at Rabaul was of course Emma Coe, and was even more beautiful and known also as "Queen Emma of New Guinea", Emma Forsayth, Emma Farrell and Emma Kolbe. Her story is more interesting than anything Watson could have penned.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Forsayth

I enjoy the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and somehow feel my first wife from Rabaul was related to Queen Emma.

Links were there but not flaunted, and her mother spoke 'High German' and was of similar confusing heritage. So there is a double interest.

Thanks for the story, I will continue reading avidly.
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Rules are we need a last name, Brian, unless there is some very good reason for remaining anonymous - KJ

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