ASOPA sixties physical fitness guru, Les Peterkin, writes that the National Film and Sound Archive has advised him it’s using footage from his New Guinea movies for a program in the series ‘The Two Of Us’. The new series premiers on SBS next Wednesday at 8 pm and ASOPA PEOPLE will let you know when Tony and Doriga Creighton’s story, which features Les's cinematography, is to be screened.
The fascinating and touching story of Tony and Doriga, who became a paraplegic in a freak accident, was first told by Frank Robson in The Good Weekend magazine last October [and thanks to Albert Mispel for capturing the complete article on his website here].
Tony Creighton was an E Course teacher in PNG when he married Doriga, who told Robson: “Tony came to our village of Porebada as the schoolteacher in 1960, when I was 15. The first time I saw him, something just went click. He was tall and handsome and very elegant looking in his white shorts and socks. But nothing happened between us - except for looks - until I finished school that year. I sensed his feelings for me, but I was scared. I felt I was in love with him, but I didn't know what to do about it. It was agony.”