A countless number of Brisbane readers may discover glimpses of themselves in a work of fiction entitled Between and written by Wendy Glassby. These are the descendants of Tong Ah Ying from Hainan China and Medor Santas from Java who met and married in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Today, the descendants of their six children … Continue reading An ex-PNG family’s reunion in Brisbane inspires a work of fiction: ‘Between’ by Wendy Glassby
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Ex-PNG family inspire a novel set in Rabaul and Brisbane
“When it comes to Papua New Guinea, Kokoda or other military campaigns are considered far higher, and the stories of civilians have been pushed into the background ..." “Just before the Japanese occupied New Guinea, there was a desperate scramble to get out white women and children, it was an epic evacuation but people of … Continue reading Another forgotten story
Today I received the news that SBS would be showing footage of the liberation in 1945 of Chinese people from the labour camp of Ratongor on the Gazelle Peninsula near Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. For some reason Australian historians have overlooked our own Pearl Harbour, a tragedy that might be declared then, months before, as … Continue reading Rabaul Chinese, visible at last
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A look at a contemporary novel set in Papua New Guinea