MANY Australian readers of PNG Attitude trace their association with Papua New Guinea to a time before and maybe shortly after independence in 1975.
Those were halcyon days, not only because of the unique nature of that experience but also because it was when most of us were in the prime of our life.
Now we are all getting old and becoming reflective, no longer looking forward as much as backwards. We are now a collegiate of elders.
For many of us not a month seems to go by that we don’t hear of the passing of someone we knew back in those good old days.
Another one has fallen off the perch, another one bites the dust or, in the case of kiaps, another one has set out for the patrol post in the sky.
Some of the more colourful departures get a mention on PNG Attitude, while the Ex-Kiap website maintains a special section for reporting such transitions.