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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:30 pm 
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Location: Cairns
DOSS: 21 Feb 1972
Following on from the re-union in Cairns in 2010 which was attended by about 25 ex kiaps and 25 or so partners and kindred spirits, the Cairns contingent is hosting another re-union on Friday 29 July this year.
The venue is the "Poolside Bar" at the Cairns Colonial Club in Cannon Street Cairns.
"Poolside" is open 2pm to 8pm and anyone still walking and talking after that time can move on to one of the other bars in the complex.
Group breakfast on the Saturday morning in the CCC restaurant.
There is a range of accommodation in the complex so please email Susan Rice dosm@cairnscolonialclub.com.au - or phone 07 4053 8816 - and mention “Re-union Ex Kiaps”. Susan grew up in Lae and was very interested to hear about our get together. Mid year is peak season in Cairns so if you are considering to overnight better to book sooner rather than later.
There may be a small cover charge to pay for the venue.
Please email me if you are interested to attend or want further information. Cheers
Deryck Thompson (21.02.1972) dandy51@bigpond.net.au 0428 207 558


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:42 am 
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Hello everyone

I have notated (not photo shopped !!) all the photos from the re-union and after gatherings and sent to Peter Salmon XK and Andrea Williams PNGAA together with the notice below. I was unable to give individual photo credits but 25 photos on the afternoon were taken by Peter Shanahan and the other 9 photos by various contributors (you will know who you are !!). I have sent out most of the photos to those who are in them (for wrinkle check) (reduced in size) but if anyone particularly wants a full size photo - average size 4MB - let me know.

The six years between the 2010 re-union and this year was too long, and given our ageing disposition perhaps we should have another one in 2018 - all suggestions welcome.

It was interesting that even at such a small gathering that there was still not enough time to catch up with everyone - one interstate XK (who will remain nameless)(24.08.1959 course) later rang me and said - “I have a complaint - did that bloody Col Middleton actually turn up - I was looking for him as I have heard of him for 40 years and read lots of his reports - and never got to talk with him” …….. well, you will both have to come back in 2018 !!

Carpe diem ……………….

Deryck
04 4055 9397
0428 207 558


Item sent to XK and PNGAA

Thanks to everyone who turned up - Paul Bourne won the distance prize as he came from Vietnam to attend. We had a good turn up, about 35 ex-kiaps and together with partners, family and kindred spirits brought the total up to about 65. It was fabulous to see everyone catching up and telling stories of a life long ago and faraway - maybe next time we should have a tape recorder at every table (censored of course !!). After the main event many people had their own catch-ups which included several who travelled up to Kuranda to stay with Arch and Sue and then on to north of Cooktown to stay with Scunge (see photos). Unfortunately a few people eluded the photographers (you know who you are). The official photographer will get you next time !!
The main door prize was a set of New Guinea holey coins, generously provided by Ross Wilkinson, and was won by Tintin Bartlett. The other prizes, a Tultul badge and a Territory Of Papua Councillor badge, were won by Melanie Warrillow and Richard Wiltshire respectively. The Cairns Colonial Club's Poolside venue was very comfortable and the staff were very accommodating. Many thanks to those who helped with the event including Paul Van Staveren, Rod Cantlay, John McGregor, Steve Cutlack and Peter Shanahan (Forestry), who took most of the photos. The years seem to pass faster these days and so I propose the next Cairns re-union for two years time. Feedback appreciated. Deryck Thompson

Peter Shanahan
Boio Suchanek & Anna Chu.jpg
Charlie, Melanie, Warrillow, Carolyne.jpg
Chris Warrillow (24.08.1959), Rod Donovan (04.02.1957), Norm Wilson (27.08.1962).jpg
Colin Campbell, Austin Bryde, Richard Wiltshire, Greg Campbell, Tania Doyle.jpg
Dympna, Laurie, Mai, Martin, Anna, Deryck.jpg
Kelly Namaliu.jpg
Kieran Taylor, Mike Press.jpg
Laurie Bragge & Martin Kerr.jpg
Laurie Bragge, Rod Clark.jpg
Lyall Ford & Mike Press.jpg
Marie & Paul, Chris Makin, Warren Bartlett, Ray Weber.jpg
Maxine & Noel Wright, Sue Marsland.jpg
Melanie W - TulTul badge.jpg
Mike Press & Lyall Ford.jpg
Paul Bourne, Col Middleton, Jon Bartlett.jpg
Peter Salmon, Ross Sutton, Craig Mc.jpg
Peter Sandery, Arch Mac, Rose Coles.jpg
Richard Wiltshire TOP Councillor badge.jpg
Sarufa & Tony Pryke, Peter Sandery.jpg
Shirlee Reid, Marie VS, Deryck, Dympna Leonard.jpg
Steve Cutlack.jpg
Tintin - NG coinage.jpg
Warren, Ray, Marie, Paul, Chris Makin.jpg
Anna Chu and Martin Kerr.jpg
Beancounters - Steve, Deryck, John.jpg

Various photographers
Mike Press, Derek Han, Graham Watts .jpg
Peter, Geoff, Col, Jon, Craig Heather, Ray, Thelma, Paul.jpg
Ray Moore with one of Scunge's teeth.jpg Comment by Warren Dutton - “When Dick was younger, he used to shed them more regularly. But we are all not what we used to be.”
Ray, Jon, Col, Arch, Craig, Ross, Paul at McArthur's Kuranda.jpg
Boio Suchanek, Lavah Watts & Marcia Watts-Han.jpg
Col, Scunge, Craig, Ray.jpg
Craig, Heather, Deryck, Dympna, Ray, Mabel, Col.jpg
Graham Watts & Kieran Taylor.jpg
Mabel, Tintin, Sue & Heather at McArthurs' Kuranda - 30 Jul 2016.jpg


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:48 am 
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Ray, Jon, Col, Arch, Craig, Ross, Paul at McArthur's Kuranda.jpg
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:41 pm 
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Location: Cardiff Wales
DOSS: 24 Aug 1970
Thanks for sharing pis.
Would love to be at one of these get togethers and was chuffed when two pommies won lottery last week.
One got £34 million while I got £7...so will give next reunion miss again.
Good to see pics of old mate Dick Randolph even if he has lost that wisdom tooth.
I have a t-shirt someone gave me because i'm always ranting on about things from 'taim bipo' it says it all:
"11000 miles is a bloody long way!"
Fraternally
arthur
Taskul and Cardiff


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