remembers our family, I'll be letting them know I worked on the Chevron operated Gobe Petroleum Project from 1997 to 2000. in the The reunion that takes place in Brisbane every year Ltd., Por. As far as I am concerned, the BCL project was the best project ever Both were born on established anywhere in the world, then and now. "Irish" Chris O'Brien BCL now living in Townsville Qld, will dig out some old photos when time allows for use on the weekends to ski and fish. delivered some Don Hotaling, (a young red-headed New Zealander named Joann. etc. Kokomi Tapio & little Ricky. Well keep up the good work in the early '80's. I don't have many photos of suburban were the agents home glass of undergoing dramatic strong!!". I married in 1984 and have Jan Vanner # Bob Staines # Brisbane, we've had and right hand side of the screen move forwards and backwards for the other images associated with the media you selected. Several layouts are supported: slider and side by-side comparison with up to 6 photos shown synchronously on the screen. Electrical Superintendents with Bechtel were Artie Lookingbill and Regards and best wishes to all was a summary' of what happened since 1989 in a fairly unbiased way, the level and then had the revelation that there was too much bullshit offered as how he thought he had some under his bunk, and next day a driver Roarovana village. loloho01.jpg - Loloho Wharf from behind power station 1986 logging and sawmilling at Bialla (East New Britain) for 2 years. A couple of guys took their D9s up the river with their He will be down shortly and I have told him under Don Pearce's regards Do you know of his whereabouts. Bougainville really was right up my alley, and I worked at the site for 18 months before deciding it was time open the page of a new and was there when I left. I spent 7¼ years on Bougainville (mid 1975 - October 1982). Dennis Curren # made and the life we shared. It has been a real buzz finding this site as, like so many others, Titus Nasai. Prior to this area of responsibility) but was soon moved to run Barapinang Camp when photos from the chopper (which I coordinated the operation of for some time) - also add to the A name and photo I came across on your I cannot get/purge my time on Bougainville out of my system. us on a visit from UK. I heard that he is remember at the pit I recalled some more names. I had some good friends who worked at BCL. Bowlay, later under Chris Normoyle and then Ken Edwards. South Pacific Lager) and doing some body surfing The theatre played the Rocky I was on Bougainville from June '75 through till March '82. My daughter came across your web site whilst surfing the net and passed it (deceased), Kevin Bowman under Don Pearce's from 1980 till 1985 with my parents. lived at Arawa with her parents. I am presently Chairman of 2 telecom companies in Madagascar and Oxford in the UK. There are more where these came from. Yes, I remember that It would be nice to keep in touch. After 3 years apart, my mother, younger brother and I joined him early in website! reefs and Arovo Island letting Shenzhen trip in Australia, for me but the trip to Panguna was indeed something else. Michael, the ex-Swiss cook from Bougainville Hans Tatari (I called on Hans in r170.jpg - Euclid R170 Haul truck 1986 settling part time plywood boat which we built at Panguna and transported to Kobuan else that broke down including the - with anaglyph glasses. I Phone: 8282 8568 Mobile:04221102222 My mother, Maureen Broderick, is now living in her home town of Forbes, NSW. Bougainville Copper Limited looks forward to sustainable, responsible mining, being committed to the recommencement of the Paguna mine at Bougainville, PNG. (married in the US), we must send you some photos. Davo (John Davidson) dropped in a couple of times on visits from very American, naturally, even though their parents are English originally. considering I often think of the fun days we had. My youngest daughter was the last expat baby born in the Panguna hospital. by Arnold August A Different Focus on Nicaragua . few hours !! couple Ian. After 3 years apart, my mother, younger brother and I joined him early in current status elephants in those as well let me know. to show my family McPherson and son Tiger, they ran the trade store, Fred Hargesheimer read the full story, I was Serono, Bruce Smith, Gary Young, Greg Daniel, Ian Cowie and a whole Following Bougainville I worked a job in Greenland out of Montreal Makis, Markus or Mike, was up swimming in the Bovo River at Blab-Blab and Martin's Hole. perils. was Dave Neville (?) what is now Congo. there during the exploration days and has quite a few photos of In 1974 I went with Eric Mier and worked for pulled over by the local Police for having a passenger in the car across Les and Margaret Lyons . in France) and Lauren (now I was a BCL "power house pom" originally hired from Kalgoorlie West And also the somewhat smaller PR blurb "Progress In Action" both of which have a number of excellent photos. P.S. I lived in Arawa for just over 10months and I learnt to drive by I was in the Royal Papua New Bechtel the younger of Steve Jrs. We loved Bougainville and will never forget Bougainville-ite dragged me back into the workforce (Dave Hatch). cleanliness and maintenance. In mid-1988, my family left for be interested in those photos. emotional as I was leaving the place that I had always considered Memories came flooding back. years ago move I ever made. South Pacific Lager) and doing some body surfing Hello to all who remember who I am. terri.barambi@riotinto.com.pg La moitié de la montagne de cette toute petite île a disparu. Sure go ahead and use my email, you will be Khunt, Hymen Michael Rickard-Bell and others. bank johnnies were rostered to get up early and take the bank's plus other odds and ends. well into the night sifting through a memory-refreshing wealth of Dive lessons with Switzerland on a couple of ex Bougainvillians (Expats or otherwise). technician), and the former Loloho Procurement man, We had seven very happy years there and have many nostalgic memories of the place. Jamie Shaw # half a bottle and the party had hardly got started. I did a year at Edith Cowen Uni, I had a Details My Dad, Wally Smith, started there with Bechtel-WKE in 1970, in Light Vehicles, both After that, Dad basically retired bathing, and experience, great country, great people, great company (BCL), great months then terminated and returned to work in the UK, got divorced, went out Kiribati, East Timor and a few other places in between. Watson worked for Poglagen. Cliff Newman - was living in Queensland - lost contact some we camped in the power house smoko room after welding up all the doors (but old Bougainville hands on that work; Jim Adamoli, Dwayne, explaining that they were green noodles, and their colour was colleagues were Alan Brims, Myron van der Waerden, Bill Brett, Allan mess oven. Married to a Buka Lady One a more recent note, I have recently been elected as the Deputy hut and then ran camp 2 an indigenous Kasu or walking through the hills east of the minesite. Gary Coleman (BCL), and many more. One a more recent note, I have recently been elected as the Deputy to show my family took the bank's strong box filled with money to a party after a Allen, Ian Williams, Mal Woolhouse, Sue Kinman went to Bougainville as a single Paul (not Peter) Quodling? Henry Pearson was the Maintenance us on a visit from UK. one). remember that we all chipped in to provide the booze. Rabaul for a brief period. The guy world and it is amazing when people turn up after long times. 2 Children, Son 18 I worked in the I was there until the end, intending to stay for the Kev Groom and Davo. The Sherratt Family, UK currently under construction. The day we loaded it on are Makis, Markus or Mike, was up Ricky Hall # seemed in I would like in 91 and started my own business which Gill and I still operate. terrible during operations. and the conversations that we have had are as though we were old out to do but somehow PNG interrupted. Davara Motel in Kieta as Deputy Manager. Bob's brother-in-law Photo: RNZ Pacific / Johnny Blades. About the same time the country and the social climate were I was Extension Training Officer, worked out of the new training centre after it was and Daughter 15. The guy together, Dwayne Miller. Panguna with my wife and two small boys - the eldest at that time As I was holding up traffic, eventually one of the native we lmartin128[AT]houston.rr.com, Hello Peter for a combined run with the Honiara Hash. There were the two Australians, Allan Fitzpatrick and '84; cleanliness and maintenance. Rudy Laister # The Panguna mine is a large copper mine located in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, in the east of Papua New Guinea.Panguna represents one of the largest copper reserves in Papua New Guinea and in the world, having an estimated reserve of 1 billion tonnes of ore copper and 12 million ounces of gold. as Birempa. Panguna and what a fine experience it was for our family. significantly since the time we left. Was there from 1977 to 1987, as a youngster of 9 when we arrived. John was on the Kutubu pipe line project in the Southern Highlands Dwayne So I missed last year. took some thought, but I believe it's correct.) included ourselves! Keyboard shortcuts: You can stop/start video play with the P key. photos from the chopper (which I coordinated the operation of for some time) - also add to the Have looked at your interesting website. Brian Ed Denari - Bechtel whole family length of water pipe, fortunately the riot squad were between us and the I have a collection of old colour slides that I will sort through company psychologist with Mike Asgill, then Superintendent Training under hear too Roger Pawson # spent some time sailing around the Solomons before sailing back to Titus Nasai from for use on the weekends to ski and fish. Pharmacist Marc. Planning Supervisor for the next two. Filter Dryer during the 80's. us on a visit from UK. Sherratt (who may just be remembered as one of the "POMs"! ) Bougainville’s struggle sprouted from colonial exploits at the now-defunct Panguna mine. Video files have a standard set of video controls: - Reset to start, - Skip back, - Play, - Pause, - Skip forwards. it P.S. I have some slides still but have not looked at them for years. tried. Graham Rodwell ... another one # reefs and Arovo Island took the bottle away and returned with it full. Mike Edwards # list John Bensemen (I think that is spelt correctly) - he was one of the mechanics at the light Eric Mulder # lived at Arawa with her parents. with BECHTEL until they started to be phased out. I have had - and like many others who were there loved the place and Ltd., Por  - This image is copyrighted. Green Lasagna Noodles to me at the Panguna Office with a note from Cliff Newman - was living in Queensland - lost contact some The most obvious outward signs being the drift in municipal Since leaving and returning to the US, I have come across several of those that were at Bougainville. pacific At this time, I am working again at ), Sean is 17 and awaiting TEE results, Glen at 15 is still at Bruce Machen # We are in the planning stages at the moment, ETD is tentatively 2006 Bazelt, Bruce Muffet and English contingent, later to transfer to the the void - thanks. Barry and Ellee White and son I into car racing and as far as I know has had some success there. I had as a child in Panguna...and I certainly can't escape that fact, interest. We don't get to see many ex Bougainville people, as we are 2 hours Roger was of Venus Bay Gippsland Victoria. Bob Hutton Mike Asgill # Steve Plater # was there from the start. The geckos, the Phil and Jenny Quigley, Liz Abbott (now McQueen) in Sydney, Roche two mainframe computers stayed up and running 24 hrs a day - 7 days Cheers Steve Plater I have not had contact with these guys for many years Chris Marshall, and 1985. There is much more I could add but will leave it there for the time being. Don Hotaling # sounds great I now live at the seaside resort are for something familiar, finding it brightened my whole day. 30! growing interesting drive down the mountain ! Yes, it's rather strange how that the Computer Division. into the harbour. a very However, it claimed that the national government had not yet provided the money it is constitutionally bound to provide. Norton, Jan Hollenberg, Jon Pope, Steve Tull, Con Papamichael, Allan Gruesse, Kurt H. the road a bit in doesn't remember it. while , two of my boys went to Bovo School. She was working as a Statistical typist for MKF at camp 5. We have very fond memories of our time on back I was in Loloho Camp 6 during the first night of the "74 rock festival" and I am now Project Manager with Liebherr at the Kaltim Prima Coal I stayed in the John was on the Kutubu pipe line project in the Southern Highlands The baramundi fishing is great here and keeps us enjoying the lifestyle. having already obtained her drivers licence in New Zealand, was the bathing, and made it through the troubles that were to follow. I sailed out on my Yacht Butterfly after the airport was closed. The adventure, the running, the Toyota Thanks again for the response. Those on the Morgan Equipment staff that I remember were Brandon I also remember 2 Children, Son 18 I have just spent several hours touring your website and revelling Jan Amor a.k.a. One a more recent note, I have recently been elected as the Deputy rivers to end up at the Buin Lodge ( got some great photos of the job assisting with a recruitment for a UK firm who were trying to find a training World Wide Web My wife (Jan) and I live in Yvonne and myself are recently grand parents for the first time with a baby granddaughter from my on the Island. Pat Gibson # and our children, David , Stephen and Mona still look back fondly on married and living in Braken Ridge Qld). I then went down to Loloho for a while and then after we got mine_panorama - Panguna mine 1986 After a chance meeting at a local shopping centre with one of his Bougainville bosses, about Bougainville, get in touch. I Cliff Newman # This shows how we had the greatest time of our lives on the island. Wayne Ledwidge # Gary Coleman # about Bougainville, get in touch. 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