The 100th and 101st [June and July] issues of The Mail are now posted on the ASOPA website. Barry Vincent re-emerges in what are termed “very comfortable digs on a hill overlooking the water” at Hervey Bay. Joe Crainean reveals his feelings on the eve of his recent ‘knot tying ceremony’ and Henry Bodman provides a first person account of the event: “Joe worked the church as only Joe can before his slim and curvy bride walked down the aisle on her son's arm… I didn't join in the lovely hymns because I was doing what Moose used to do in front of a sad movie on TV in the 60's.”

There’s also news from Col Booth, Diane Bohlen and Justine Finter; Colin Huggins provides an update on next year’s ASOPA 1962-63 Reunion in Brisbane and Peter Lewis offers an admiring critique of preparations. And Neil Harvey (ASOPA 1963-64) re-establishes contact: “After 29 years of primary school teaching (five in PNG), I'm now in the Christian ministry, being the minister of the Presbyterian regional parish of Wangaratta.”


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liz Marshall

I am reading the info about ASOPA and feel like the lost cousin.I was one of the many teachers trained to work in the Northern Teritory (66-67).Our life style and experiences were very different to the sophisticated scenes of Port Moresby!Our major centres were Alice Springs or Darwin.

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