BILL Brown’s memoir refers to an old bus in which he and other new Cadet Patrol Officers were transported when they arrived in Port Moresby for the very first time.
Both Phil Fitzpatrick and Paul Oates commented that they had been transported in a similar bus when they reached Moresby in 1969.
So was I and I happen to have a photo of the bus, taken when it expired on the road from Moresby to Kwikila.
The photo shows several of my colleagues entreating the driver of a passing Volkswagen to fetch help, while the bus driver tinkers ineffectually with the inoperative conveyance.
It may be of amusement and interest to PNG Attitude readers to see a photo of the bus that has stuck in our minds so vividly even after 50 years since we last rode in the blasted thing.