The Sir Ernest Spender Collection

May 1, 2008 at 3:17 am (Fiction) (, , , , )


Sir Ernest Spender Collection
This piece was collected by Ernest from a village near the Middle River in the 1970s.



The readers of Sepik Blu Longpela Muruk will remember that Ernest was recovering from quintuple heart bypass surgery and was still at Findhorn. In his search for physical well-being, he was exploring body harmony, energy medicine and meditation.

Yesterday I received a letter from him enclosing photos of part of his Sepik collection of artifacts. He apologized for the poor quality of the snaps but he just wanted to remind me that the Sepik remained for ever an important part of his life.

Well to make a long story short it appears that he had a complete recovery from his surgery and reengaged fully with his New-Age incarnational spirituality and lecturing on non-physicial entities. Also he developed a herbal remedy that proved to be a great curative antidote to many modern aliments. With his herbal treatments he attracted many people from all classes of society. One of his patients, a member of the Royal Family, was completely cured of deep depression and suicidal tendencies and restored to excellent health. In appreciation of this Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II created him Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire (KBE). In honour of his investiture his old school, Charterhouse, had a celebratory dinner for him at the School.

Ernest wanted to be remembered to all his old friends from PNG. He did hint to me of some romantic association with a “dear friend”. 

 If there should be a future Lady Spender I can only wish them every happiness. 


























































































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