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06 September 2015


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Hi Helen, send me an email and ill send you some contacts of those i think may be able to help you..

Hi Florence, My name is Helen Reiher and I am fourth generation of Bernadino Taligatus (my mother's grandfather),

I was looking for some information about my grandmother from Basilaki and I came across this post...very informative. Thank you.

My grandmother was was from Basilaki and her name was Florence Euriamo and she married Marco Taligatus (my mother's father).

I was wondering if you may have some information on her mother who was also from Basilaki and I believe got married to a Filipino named Gorio (Gregorio) Euriamo. Hope you can help. Please let me know.

Many thanks.

The ship, MV Mamutu, was shipping the people of mixed race origin to Bramble Kay Island, Australia, in fear that they would join the Imperial Japanese Army who were fast advancing onto Port Moresby.

A correction on my piece, I am of the Fourth generation and not the fifth..the fifth would be my children.
Thanks Elayne for the correction.

Awesome piece of history Flo. It is something we should be proud of and it is something worth sharing to our children and their children.

Wonderful story Flo!

Phil, that is the sad part. This piece was from stories told to me by my father and grandmother. I do not really know if Ray is a relative.

Daniel, thank you and, yes, most stories are lost now and most Malayians do not know their history.

Ray Castro runs a freight company in Port Moresby and is an agent for UPS, which freights most of the Crocodile Prize anthologies from the USA to PNG.

We've had some frustrating times with freight and PNG customs and Ray has helped us a lot.

He must be a relative Florence?

This beautiful historical peace could have been lost if you did not write it down Forence. I am sure some people of Malay descent could be living at Hanuabada - the Big Village.

These stories must be recorded, they are all part of PNG's bigger picture.

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