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PAUL DENNETT

E Course teachers at MalagunaPARTICIPANTS IN THE 5th E Course, conducted in Rabaul in 1963, will be holding a reunion in Brisbane in mid-November this year. The exact dates will be determined soon.

The E (for Emergency) teacher training program was initiated to plug a large gap in the expatriate teacher workforce in colonial Papua New Guinea.

The courses recruited mostly mature age trainees who undertook a six-month program at Malaguna in Rabaul before being assigned to their schools, often in remote parts of PNG.

Many of the former teacher trainees from the 5th E-Course have been contacted but reunion organisers are having difficulty locating these ex-PNG chalkies…

MJ (Mike) Burke
EG (Eric) Edmondson
KN (Ken) Egan
PJ (Pat) Hanrahan
DJ (Dave) Jenkinson
ER (Eddie) Mason
AP (Aldert/Albert) Paar
RE (Bob) Shaw
WM (Wendy) Spann
DE (Dot) Steep
WJ (John) Stephen

If there are PNG Attitude readers who have ideas on the whereabouts of any of those on the list, please advise Murray Bladwell at bladcom@bigpond.com or Paul Dennett at phelden@exemail.com.au

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David Wall

E course teachers did a great job in PNG.

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