Free online copy of Sepik Blu Longpela Muruk!

December 28, 2008 at 11:21 pm (Angoram, artifacts, expatriates, Fiction, malaria control, Papua New Guinea) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

A critique that is a fair measure of the book.

Just send me your email address in ‘comment’ and I’ll send you an online copy. The link to the online copy:

For $2 you can get the book from Amazon Kindle Direct:


  1. David Lipset said,

    Looking forward to reading the book.

  2. Tavurvur said,

    Hi David,

    Could you please send me a copy of your book?



  3. David Week said,


    Great site.

    I new Father Fons. I worked and lived at the Gavient Resettlement Scheme 1978 to 1983.

    David Week

  4. David Week said,

    Oh yes: please send me the book!

  5. Owen Genty-Nott said,

    You certainly have an interesting blog David.
    I would appreciate a copy of your book, and thank you.

  6. Max Henderson said,

    Please send me a copy of your book

    Sincerely, Max H

  7. Mary-Clare Adam Murvitz said,

    What a marvellous website! I would like to thank Peter Johnson for
    telling me about it.
    I missed one name from the list of those under The Demise of the Angoram Club.
    Norm Liddle!
    Would greatly appreciate an on-line copy of your book!
    Trust you are enjoying your current stay in Wewak.
    All the best,

  8. Peter Donelly said,


    can I have a copy of Sepik Blu Longpela Muruk!


  9. Lucian Masimora said,

    Hi, quite a website you got here lotsa interesting things to read about PNG! Hope you continue updating with new stuff!

    I would like to read more about PNG in what you have written in the book.

    Could you please send me a copy.

  10. Steve Wiersma said,

    Dear Mr. Wall,

    I read the first few pages of your interesting book on and would love to read more; please send a copy of your on-line book.

    Regards, Steve

  11. steven said,

    Dear David
    As a true pikinini Angoram I was very interesting in your pictures
    could you please send me pictures of old days of angoram district


    • David Wall said,

      Steven, click on Visual memories and The Swinging Sixties for old photos of Angoram and the East Sepik District. David

  12. Ted Wolfers said,

    I shall be interested to read your book, if you will, please, send me a copy. Thank you.

  13. Klaas Schoof said,

    very much looking forwaqrd to tour book

    Kind regards, Klaas Schoof

  14. Bobby said,

    I’d love to read the ebook!


  15. Wolfgang Bandisch said,

    Can I have a copy please?

    Tenk yu tru!

  16. Walt said,

    Hi David … I’m enjoying your blog. Please send me a copy of your book.
    Thank you very much,

  17. Joe Maierhauser said,

    Please send a copy of your book. Thanks.

  18. Anonymous said,

    am I truly the 1,000,000th? Look forward to your book.

  19. Rod said,

    Hi David
    Please send me a copy of your book.

    • deberigny said,

      Rod, copy sent. David

      • Rod said,

        Thanks very much David. When I read the first chapter I found it was of special interest because I used to live near Dreikikir!!

  20. Jolene Marie Martin said,

    Hi david, Do you remember Frank Martin? I am married to His adopted son Ataum MArtin whose Biological father Jeremiah is apparently still alive in Angoram. I would love to read your Book, Could You please send it to me? Thanks, Jolene Martin

    • deberigny said,

      Jolene, online copy sent. David

    • Kess Lee Gu-Wai said,

      Hi Joelin, its great seeing your comment.
      Sorry, for any inconviniences caused but it seems I knew Jeremaiah as grandfather to me through his son Gai.

  21. Bryant Allen said,

    I’ve spent some time at Dreikkir from 1971 to present. Presently at the PNG LNG Project in SHP. Chris Rose mentioned your site to me. Would it be possible to have a copy of the book, please.

  22. deberigny said,

    Bryant, online copy sent. David

  23. Vanessa Westley said,

    Hi David,

    My parents, Don and Jeanette Westley, were in the Sepik from 1957-1963. I was the 1st white child born, unexpectantly in the tiny village called Bainyik. My father was a school teacher there.

    Roy and Toose Peters ran the Maprik Hotel when we were there. Don Coffey and Bruce Laws ran the trading store and the hiring of locals for the plantations and Father Mike Clerkin became a very dear friend. Other names were Bob Bunting and Stan Pegg and Don (Didiman)and Peggy Sheppard..

    The people we knew at the Malaria Control Centre (where we went to often) were Dr Syzmiczeck(who delivered me), Dr John Hancock and wife Judy, Dr Becker (T.B Specialist) and his wife Sue, Dr Schofield and his wife Lorna, Dr Peter Mooney (who delivered my brother in Wewak) and Ian Lightfoot.
    John Neitz and Tas Hammerlsey were other teachers in the area.
    Elizabeth Burchill was a nurse there at the time and there were 3 local nurses named Betty 1, 2, and 3.

    I was wondering if any of those names ring a bell to you? Love to know if they do.

    Vanessa Westley

  24. Vanessa Westley said,

    Oh, may I have a copy of your book please!

  25. David Mac said,

    May I have a copy of your book please ,mi laik lukim tumas, as I spent a number of years in the highlands, mainly baiyer River and Mt Hagen, when I went to Baiyer in 1970 a Mr Tas Hammersly was operating a plantation in the Trauna valley off the Baiyer Valley I wonder was it the same Tas and was He one of the “E” teachers as I believe I read his name in a blog related to “E” teachers, I totally agree with the comment you can take the person out of PNG but you cant take PNG out of the person, emi stap long blut.

  26. Anthony JP Meyer said,

    Dear Mr. Wall, I would very much appreciate a copy of your book. I would also like to ask you if you (or your peers) have any information pertaining to my father Oscar Meyer who was in New Guinea in the late 30’s and subsequently in the 1956 to1962 era collecting artifacts. I deal in the early art of the South Pacific and have a special interest in the art of New Guinea. I have just found your blog and am most interested, and impressed with it ! With my thanks and best wishes…
    Anthony JP Meyer

  27. David Wall said,

    Anthony, online copy sent. David

  28. Anonymous said,


    I would like to contact you regarding some facts about PNG for a book I am writing.

    Please send me your email address:

    Steuart Laing

  29. maddox muffie said,

    can you actitive my online

    • deberigny said,

      Problems with your return email address — please check.

  30. Peter Goerman said,

    I spent several years in PNG and would love to read your online boo. By the way, when were you in Wewak? I had a good fried for almost 30 years, Noel Butler, who livwd and worked in Wewak in the sixties and seventies.
    Best regards
    Peter Goerman

  31. Peter Goerman said,

    Forgot to add my own little story:

    • David Wall said,

      Peter, online copy sent and thanks for your piece. David P.S. The link to Peter’s story is above and well worth clicking on.

  32. Howard Stephensn said,

    Been reading through your blog, David. I lived in Wewak from 1974 to 1970 or thereabouts and would very much like to receive a copy of your pdf book. Thanks in anticipation, Howard

  33. Richard said,

    Very much like to read your book

  34. deberigny said,

    Richard, copy sent, David

  35. Nathan Vollrath said,

    I’d like a copy, please! Thanks very much!

    Neten Pol

  36. deberigny said,

    Nathan, copy sent — your comments are welcome! David

  37. Joachim Wiedemann-Heinzelmann said,

    Dear Sir,
    having learnt some of the Westeuropean languages and acquired a basic knowledge of a few more exotic ones I am presently interested in Tok pisin and should be delighted to receive a free ebook copy.
    Thanks in advance

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  39. Michael Mc Neice NSW said,

    I have been reading your stories about the old days in Angoram and they are very interesting.I passed through there in 1968 about the time of the plane crash I was on the first leg of a hicth hiking trip around the world from Sydney to London .I met a lot of the people mentioned here ,I traveled on 3 long trips up the Sipic with Sava Masic buying crock skins etc ,spending many months there before moving on, I found it very exciting and nearly stayed, but though I might end up going troppo if I did not move on .

  40. Warren Doughty said,

    Hi David

    I would love a Copy please.

    Kind Regards

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  42. Kess Lee Gu-Wai said,

    Hi, I find it intresting so I would like to have a copy of it too.
    My dad (Albert Bangla) use to work with Sava Maksic back in Angoram when I was a kid and he (Sava Maksic) named me Young Sava but unfortunately I havent met him but knew him through his photo my dad has.
    Hope we’ll meet one day, Poro

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  44. Jennifer Gabriel said,

    Hi David, I am co-authoring an academic report about the Sepik area, which will be published online in Jan 2015 – I would like to seek permission to reproduce extracts from one of your blogs entitled “A fortune so tantalizingly close” dated October 21, 2009. Kind regards, Jennifer Gabriel.

  45. Len Pascoe said,

    Hi David,
    I was in Angoram in 1962. I have seen a few pics where I appear and would love to read Your book please. I started Moim primary school in 1963 and was there for 3years, visiting Angoram each weekend. Looking forward to keeping in touch.
    Len Pascoe.

  46. Laurie Bragge said,

    I served as a kiap in the Sepik from 1964 to 1978 and in the 1990s worked in Angoram and other Sepik Madang stations as a petroleum industry exploration manager. I cannot get enough of Angoram’s colourful history and characters. Would you please send me a copy of your book

    Laurie Bragge

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  48. Anonymous said,

    Hi David I was a teacher at Yarapos High School in the mid 70s. I would love a copy of your book.

  49. Michael Mc Neice Myall Lakes NSW said,

    Hi David I would like a copy of your book .Is it fact or fiction ?

  50. Warren Doughty said,

    Hi David

    I would love a Copy.

    Kind Regards

  51. Kim Whittaker said,

    Hi David, I would love a copy of your book. Kind Regards

  52. Alana M Campbell said,

    Hi David, I would also love a copy of your book. Cheers.

  53. Kathy Mexted said,

    love a copy please?

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