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11 January 2019

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Phil, there was a rumour that Harry Nash returned to Australia and was eaten by a crocodile in the Northern Territory ! But this may have been just a rumour.

Philip Kai, thanks for your kind words. The terrain in the Jimi is more like parts of Simbu, very steep hills and mountains. And of course there was more interaction in the Upper Jimi, (Ambullua and Kol) with Simbu.

Harry Nash had a bit of a reputation, if you know what I mean Garry. Probably explains why he was "based further away in Kol". Then again, didn't we all?

I wonder where he is now.

Fr Garry - Very interesting story of your adventure in this remote part of highlands of PNG. You and most of the SVD missionaries in the past did a lot of work, not only pastoral work but you built schools, hospitals, roads, airstrips and other infrastructure that brings development and change in the highlands.

God will reward you for your work.

Many old missionaries have died and are buried here, others left for retirement and died at home and a few are still living.

We now have more local priests but I regret that the past has gone when the missionaries were more with the people and became part of us.

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