BY KEITH JACKSON
DETAILS OF THE BRISBANE LEG of Martyn Namorong’s Take the Truth to Australia tour, which begins later today, have been announced by organiser Murray Bladwell – and the outspoken Papua New Guinean writer is in for a busy time in the Sunshine State.
Martyn arrives in Brisbane on Wednesday 30 May and that night will address the Toowong Rotary Club.
On Thursday he will have separate meetings with journalism students at the University of Queensland and PNG post-graduate students at the University of Technology.
Late that night, to introduce him to a darker side of Australian life, Martyn will tour Brisbane’s back streets with the Police drug-arm support vehicle and its crew.
On Friday 1 June he will be interviewed by presenter Steve Austin at ABC Radio’s Southbank studios before meeting with PNG Attitude bloggers, wantoks and friends of PNG, followed by casual drinks and snacks, at the Sherwood Services Club, Corinda.
The following day will be slightly more relaxed but include a visit to Donations-in-Kind, a Rotary Distribution Centre, where he will meet with volunteers and assist to pack shipping containers loaded with donated goods for PNG hospitals and schools.
Martyn returns to Port Moresby on Sunday 3 June.
If you want to meet Martyn at the Sherwood Services Club contact Murray Bladwell on firstname.lastname@example.org