Bill Brown's photographs

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Pete, If you are in contact with Bill Brown please thank him for the photo's of Ambunti taken in the 1950's. By the late 1960's the kunai had been replaced by trees and the station looked much different. I have the fondest memories of Ambunti. While I was there Tom Ellis flew into Ambunti - he had been a pre-war medical officer on the river - he got us all together and in a loud voice stated: "There is one thing I will not stand from any of my officers stationed at Ambunti" - we all shuddered and shook, just who had done what - "I will not tolerate" he went on "any officer sitting on the river bank waiting for the river to flow in the other direction." That was Tom's joke for the day. Many thanks, David Pennefather - 25/3/02

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