DR MARK SCHUBERT
One of the interesting things in his early life was that, when he was at boarding school in Melbourne in the 1950s, he used to go up to stay with the Mrs Jack Read, who was the widow of Jack Read (pictured), the Coastwatcher and, as I understand it, the first post-war District Commissioner of New Ireland.
My wife and mother-in-law would like to contact any of the Read's children, if indeed, they had any, to let them know of this connection and also to thank them.
My father-in-law had survived the war, was sent to Australia to catch up on his education and the Reads were very kind to him, making those years in Melbourne less strange.
I approach you Keith as I noticed you were listed in Patrick Lindsay's book on the Coastwatchers as one of the people he consulted.
Indeed, we bought the book for my father-in-law about two years ago and he read it from cover to cover, given that he had spent much of his early life dodging the Japanese with his family on the west coast of New Ireland.
Does anyone know where the Read descendants might be?