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22 September 2016


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He is indeed Irish Karl.

It's amazing how many Irish men and women can be found in out of the way places helping out. It is something in the blood I guess.

John Glynn has had a hard time with the Catholic bureaucracy in PNG. He is a sort of "priest in private practise".

Check out his story here:

It's a fascinating account.

Great article about a great man however he is not an Australian he is Irish!

During 1969 I shared a two-man donga near the top of Wards Road in Port Moresby with John Glynn when he was working as a Maths specialist at Konedobu.

Even then and despite the benefits of an expatriate salary, he lived a parsimonious and spartan lifestyle - his only obvious indulgences being a weekly cook-up, on Saturdays, of chicken livers washed down with his favourite Glenfiddich tipple.

John is one of the kindest, gentlest and most humble of men I have ever known. May he celebrate many more birthdays.

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