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 Post subject: Gai Haviland
PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:30 pm 
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DOSS: 01 Oct 1968
I received an email from Frank Haviland advising me of the passing of his wonderful wife, Gai, at the beginning of May.
Unfortunately I was in the back blocks of China (YangShuo) at the time and couldn't post anything here until now.

Frank Haviland was my boss (ADC) at Finschaffen in 1971-72. Gai was his wonderful wife and life partner in everything.
As a young PO (I was just 19 at this time), Gai made sure I was well looked after and 'behaving' myself. A tough lady with an enormously caring heart.
Although we have only managed to keep in touch with the proverbial Xmas card in recent years, I will miss her and send my love and condolences to Frank and his kids (and grandkids). ... It was he Havilands that gave me the nickname "Big Steve".

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(Kabwum, Wasu, Siassi, Finschaffen, Lae, Pindiu, Erap/Boana, Bougainville)


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 Post subject: Re: Gai Haviland
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:39 pm 
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Location: Boonah, Queensland
DOSS: 30 Jun 1969
It's a tribute to Gai and Frank that many Kiaps, Admin staff and their families spent many enjoyable stays at the 'Haviland Hilton'

Our thoughts are with you and your family, Frank

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Pindiu, Mindik, Kabwum, Yalumet, Aseki, Wau, Sialum, Finschhafen, Moresby


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