Blokes at the Oaks


Davesirjohn I've been very tardy in posting these photographs to ASOPA PEOPLE. They were both taken at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in March this year. The first shows David Keating [ASOPA 61/62] with Sir John Dawanincura, the Secretary-General of the PNG Sports Federation.

David and Sir John have been friends for 40 years, having met at the South Pacific Games in Noumea in 1966. At the time, David was a prominent athlete and Sir John a member of the gold medal winning PNG Rugby XV. They're pictured standing in front of a plaque commemorating the gold medal swim by PNG's Ryan Pini in the 100 metres butterfly.

6162girls The second photograph was also taken during the Games and shows four of the women from that 1961-62 ASOPA course: Marg Raspin (nee O'Connor), Liz Gregory (nee Keegan), Erica Smith (nee Ardill) and Barbara George (nee Webb). As fine a group of ex-Asopians you'd go a long way to find.


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