WRITING PNG HISTORY
23 April 2007
Valetta, Malta: The posts in this log have been infrequent recently as the MV Insignia made its way through the Greek islands and satellite communications was not always reliable. The ASOPA diaspora, however, continues to communicate and from time to time I can plug into these conversations. So keep the information flowing.
Eric Johns [ASOPA 1958-59] writes that for the past few years (in his retirement) he been writing books for PNG schools on the history of PNG and expects two of them to be taken into the education system by next year. “This is a long sought after project of mine (dreamed about since the 1970s),” says Eric, “and I am still at it with another effort due for completion around 2009.
Eric will be attending the Cedar Lake reunion at Advancetown for 1961-62 Asopians with wife Shirley (nee Coffin), a CEO of that vintage. “Allen Muscio and his wife Jan are coming with us. Allen and I were CEOs together and would love to meet other CEOs of those years (or anyone else we know) when we go up north in August. Allen and Jan live in Campbelltown, Sydney, and Shirley and I are in Canberra.” If you want to talk to Eric about the PNG history project, you can email him here.