ASOPA 1950: The coming of CD Rowley
ASOPA archives ready for rummaging

A bit of housekeeping after a big week

It’s been a big week here at ASOPA PEOPLE, what with the continuing flow of new and intriguing historical information from The Blatchford Collection, a record number of hits on the site (1,400) and our first readership survey beginning to yield useful data. This week also marked our second birthday.

Loch Blatchford is summarising PNG education documents he’s archived as part of The Blatchford Collection. This past week, documents from 1949 and 1950 made their appearance and issues related to ASOPA figured very prominently. I draw your attention to the summaries so far included in ASOPA PEOPLE EXTRA and to the stories from 1949 and 1950 that we ran earlier this week.

By the way Loch is interested in any ancient documents or materials you might have relevant to PNG education, especially in the period up to and around Independence. Contact Loch here if you’ve got items of interest.

During the week we also added another fascinating document to the site – extracts from a magazine that marked the demise of ASOPA in 1972. You can read  ’25 Years of ASOPA’ in The ASOPA Archives at left.

The survey is still open for business and I’d encourage you to take a few moments to record your response here.

New items were added to Missing People this week. You might like to visit the column here to see if you have information that can help locate some colleagues from our past.

Finally, the PNG Association of Australia is holding a lunch on Sunday 27 April at the Killara Golf Club in Sydney. I’m organising a couple of tables so, if you’d like to attend, contact me here. The cost is $42.50 a person.


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