A special Sunday treat from my rather patchy archives. This cover of the PNG School Paper from November 1967 - the last I edited before joining the ABC - features the indomitable Yokomo and his trusty hound Omokoy. On this occasion the illustrator was Alan Lucas - who then lived on his sloop moored at the Papua Yacht Club and I understand is still piloting boats around the Great Barrier Reef. Yokomo was first drawn by Alan Lucas and then by Hal Holman. Yokomo is still a figure of some celebrity in PNG and, earlier this year, a debate raged about whether he and Omokoy, as schoolday icons, should be honoured with PNG's highest award, the Order of Logohu.
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