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 Post subject: Bamu River Mission
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:58 am 
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I am collecting material for a book on the Bamu River Mission. The Mission was founded at Maipani by Harrie and Eva Standen in 1936. In 1949, the headquarters station was transferred from its location at the mouth of the Bamu river to Iowa. After Harrie Standen died at Iowa in 1973, Eva continued on until 1981, when she retired to Sydney.

Can anyone tell me when the Patrol post was established on the Bamu? I believe that it was established at Emeti, during the early 1960's. I would be glad to hear from anyone who patrolled the Bamu River, or who has details of Patrol activities on the River.

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Tim Freer


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I did the Bamu Delta and Dibiri census divisions patrol in mid-1962 out of Balimo. There was some discussion of a new patrol post following submission of my patrol report which noted three possible sites but I was posted to Kiunga the following year and heard no more.

Colin De'Ath was intending to follow up with the up-river census divisions but I don't recall whether that happened. My trip did not take me to the mission and I don't recall ever having met the Standens.

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 Post subject: Re: Bamu River Mission
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 12:29 pm 
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Does anyone know if Tim Freer has published the results of his research into the Ramu River Mission?


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