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27 February 2017


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Keith, If John is now living in Port Moresby, who is now acting as Paramount Chief resident in the Trobriand Islands?

JK na KJ together one more time at the place where once they were students.

Forty years is not a long time is it?

Last saw John when the Commission of Enquiry into Land Matters visited the Trobriands.

He had a feast prepared featuring giant red crabs for a tourist group that failed to materialise. Rather than waste it he offered it to us. We duly made pigs of ourselves.

If John wants to go through the Pukpuk Publications list of titles on our website and pick out any he wants to re-publish under the UPNG Press imprint I'm happy to check with the writers and make it happen.

As our writers know, they retain the copyright to their work and can pass it on to any publisher they please. This is a deliberate strategy on our part to encourage publishing in PNG.

Last saw and talked to John when he called around to my new home in Lae in 1979, me having just transferred from Rabaul.

I had a Kawasaki 90 balloon-tyred bike for sale. John turned up early but not as early as the guy that bought the bike.

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