Former patrol officer and parliamentarian in Papua New Guinea’s colonial days, John Stuntz, has died in the Philippines. His funeral service was held in Angeles City yesterday. Some years ago he wrote this reminiscence of the early post-war years for the PNG Association of Australia, sponsor of the Crocodile Prize Publishing Program
AFTER completing approximately four months at ASOPA, we were flown by chartered DC4 from Sydney direct to Port Moresby arriving in the early morning.
We were met at the Jackson’s Airport by the then directors of DDS and NA, Bert Jones and Ivan Champion. I confess that I was somewhat overawed at meeting Mr Champion whose books I had read while still at high school.