BY HENRY BODMAN
Dubbo bounded out of his car, took a shot and glanced back just in time to see his vehicle starting to move gently off the mark.
As it began to gather momentum, the physical and resourceful Dubbo positioned himself on the downhill side, braced, slipped on the pumice road and, from the prone position by using his body length, managed to chock one of the front wheels.
Despite this Herculean effort, the vehicle retained enough inertia to push an unyielding Dubbo some distance down the road, leaving behind more than the regulation amount of skin.
Stabilising this crisis situation, Dubbo headed for Nonga Base Hospital for a patch up.
It was an unannounced arrival that caused a reaction somewhere at the terrified end of the panic spectrum.
One gutsy nurse took the apparition gently by the elbow and guided it into Emergency where Dubbo was settled until the polismasta duly arrived.
From 1963-66, Dave Kesby was a teacher at Cape Hoskins and Rabaul. Photos: Top - Young Dave, 1964. Lower - Dave today with his wife Elissa