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16 February 2017


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My wife Apernamo Sinclair Lundy (formally Apernamo Amito Cullinan) shall get in touch with Brian Cullinan, should we hears some positive feedback we shall post the information. Not sure if there is any reference in a book called Thrity Years In The South Seas by Richard Parkinson, very informative.

I lived the Kaniet islands right up against Equator for two months in 2008. No inhabitants for a long time. Boy, the mosquitoes must use it for their retirement.

It was owned by Nia Aminto Cullinan on a 60-year land title expiring in 2037. It went up for sale in 2011. I believe she lived in Wewak,

Strangely, the Islands Ship Guide claims four islands and one islet in the group. But when I was there only two remained. Possibly tsunamis had demolished the other three.

At the Wuvulu website there is this - Edvard Christian Antonius Nielsen Ørtoft : 'A short biography by Charlotte Larsen and Kaj Aksel Jensen'.

May have some connections to Tom Low. In any event it was good site last time I visited it.

There are Lows in Rabaul who are of mixed PNG Chinese and PNG background to whom my wife (a New Ireland Seeto) is related. Indeed, my wife did raise this with me when Liot Tom appeared. But different family line completely.

The winner of the Crocodile Prize for student writing in 2014 was Angeline Low. She was 16 at the time and had aspirations to be a journalist. She was born in Port Moresby but we don't know her antecedents.

I wonder if there is any connection?

Anyone know where Angeline is nowadays?


Check out this link to the Queensland Times. It mentions a Marcus Amito Cullinan, aged 43 of Collingwood Park;

There is also a Kaleb Cullinan (PapuanPapi) on Facebook. He is also referred to elsewhere as Kaleb Amito Cullinan. His Facebook link is;

Best of luck with your searching.

Thanks Phil, exactly as I wanted an ex-kiap to do.

Not much time for Tom left as, although he is in pretty good nick, as Keith says, he is mid-80s. Did run it by ex-kiap Ray Bray, who was in Sepik for years and the District/Province of which Western Islands were once a part, but Ray knows nothing.

Only had a few minutes with Tom as he was on a boat about to leave for Liot.

And Barbara, thank you. My tabu-mama may well know Amito Cullinan around Brisbane.

Have sought lists of Australian civilians killed in PNG during the war (my late father-in-law Morgan Seeto had such a list for New Ireland) from War Memorial.

If the plantation was owned by BPs or Steamships, who knows where such records would be.

Thanks all. Hope we can help Tom, his children and grand-children.

I've posted this on the Ex-Kiap website too - here's hoping.

From Alois Jerewai... It is Mrs. Amito , not Amigo! Sorry!

From Alois Jerewai (from Wewak)....the Cullinan family of which I know the father , Brian, and son Markus well, may have some clue because Mrs. Amigo Cullinan is from Wuvullu /Aua. I don't see the Cullinans on Facebook but they live somewhere near Brisbane.

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