Taubada Time: Papua New Guinea by Noel Tunny, $29.95. Boolarong Press, Brisbane, 2014, 178 pages, ISBN: 9781925046526
THIS short book records a vacation job taken to finance the author’s engineering studies in 1954.
It is set along the bottom end of the Fly River, east towards the Kikori River and west to Morehead and the Bensbach River.
During that time the author worked as a surveyor plotting seismic and gravity lines for the Australasian Petroleum Company (APC).
The first three-quarters of the book is about this experience and the last part is a potted history of the exploration of the Fly River and its huge delta.