A true Aryan, and admirer of the Führer!

October 21, 2013 at 4:15 am (A.C.T. Marke, Adolf Hitler, Commentary, Twixt Semites and swastikas: Temlett Conibeer's greatest challenge)

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“A wagon piled high with corpses outside the crematorium in the liberated Buchenwald concentration camp (April 1945)”

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An excellent review of A.C.T. Marke’s latest novel

November 23, 2012 at 1:51 am (A.C.T. Marke, Adolf Hitler, Book review, Commentary, East Sepik District, expatriates, Famous Old Wellingtonians, Fiction, Israel, Love in a hot climate, Love on the Run, malaria control, Papua New Guinea, PNG Health, Sepik River, Somerset, Temlett Conibeer, Third Reich, Twixt Semites and swastikas: Temlett Conibeer's greatest challenge)

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Take up the challenge and read A.C.T. Marke’s latest !

October 4, 2012 at 4:21 am (A.C.T. Marke, Adolf Hitler, Book review, Commentary, expatriates, Fiction, Love in a hot climate, Love on the Run, Papua New Guinea, Temlett Conibeer, Third Reich)

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Considered thoughts!

September 21, 2012 at 7:07 am (Adolf Hitler, Australian Politics, Catholic Church, Commentary, Human Rights, Middle East, Refugees, The Prophet, Third Reich)

A few European friends of mine were looking at the world and they deemed it was in a mess. One said it’s time we bring the Fuehrer (Fuhrer) back! By using an ouija board they contacted Adolf — “Der Fuehrer, we need you back!” There was a pause, and then he came on- line again. “OK, but next time around no more Mr Nice Guy.”

Pope John Paul II walking in the Vatican Gardens for quiet meditation suddenly encounted the Almighty, and they got into conversation. “Dear Lord, while I’m pope do you think there will be women priests?” God Almighty answered, “not in your time”. The next question the Pope put to God was dealing with the marriage laws of the Church. “Do you think the Church will ever relax its attitude to artificial birth control.” Again God told him not in his time. John Paul’s final question was: “Lord, do you think there’ll be another Polish Pope?” The Almighty answered in no uncertain terms: “Not in my time.”

I wonder if the Prophet would be proud of his followers in Sydney. It was said to me today that Australia should take the refugee policy that we follow about arrivals into our own hands — forget the international conventions and set a fixed figure on the number we would take each year They would be selected from the refugee camps around the world — don’t bother about off-shore processing — boats that turn up out of the blue would be sent back to their first point of departure — the pocessing would all be done in the refugee camps, and some sort of common sense should be exercised in the parts of the world we draw from — perhaps for a while we should give the Middle East a rest.

I recognise that there are humanitarian problems with the policy outlined above but there are many problems with our present policy — I suppose it’s hard to know what to do.

John Blaxell

These views are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editor of this blog. 

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Kaiser-Wilhelm-Spitze — I was there in 1958 — the highest point of the old German Empire

September 4, 2012 at 5:09 am (A.C.T. Marke, Adolf Hitler, Commentary, David Wall, Ernest Hemingway, expatriates, James Ward, John Bowers, Papua New Guinea, Sir Ernest Spender, Temlett Conibeer)

“Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. Its western summit is called the Masai “Ngaje Ngai,” the House of God. Close to the western summit there is the dried and frozen carcass of a leopard. No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude.”  The Snows of Kilimanjaro

I don’t know if Hemingway ever got to the top of Kilimanjaro but he immortalized the frozen carcass of the leopard and the eternal question of what this creature was doing at such an altitude in his wonderful work of fiction.

For me, since my descent of the peak of Kibo, some would say, all has been downhill, on the other hand who’s to know? What was I seeking? My carcass would not have been as attractive as the remains of the leopard. I can remember when I reached the summit, I left my name: Care of New Guinea Company, Rabaul, Territory of Papua and New Guinea — perhaps out of respect to the former German Colony of New Guinea.

What of some of the other ex-colonials from PNG and their aspirations — Is the Commander Twist Semites and swastikas awaiting the reincarnation of the Fuhrer? Is the Captain among the old diggers in Collaroy/Narrabeen looking forward to the Rapture and the coming of the Lord? For the Captain, it’s the beatific vision and for the Commander, it is Aryan beauty — both sublime and heavenly!

It has been said that a lot of ex-expats from PNG suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I ,of course, don’t believe this — there’s nothing wrong with me, the Commander or the Captain. We are all quite sane, it’s just that what we want is not always what the rest of society wants. What does that make of the rest of society?

Getting back to my original question and Ernest’s, what was that old leopard doing at such a height? In Robert Browning’s words: “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” The beast went beyond where food could be found and died. This will not happen to the Captain, Commander or me — we all live on pensions — we will die, but not, I think, from hunger.

The sheer scope of our endeavour, is in some ways alike to the leopard,  surely this is something to be admired.

Are we seeking a return of colonial glory in PNG? I’ll leave this question to my readers to answer.  Are we headed for the nuthouse or eternal life?

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Twixt Semites and swastikas: Temlett Conibeer’s greatest challenge

August 10, 2012 at 6:34 am (A.C.T. Marke, Adolf Hitler, Book review, Fiction, Papua New Guinea, PNG, Sepik River, Temlett Conibeer, Third Reich)

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Twixt Semites and swastikas: Temlett Conibeer’s greatest challenge.

Fans of Andrew Marke’s  writing  and his fictional character, Temlett Conibeer, will be pleased to hear that he has produced another novel following on from his previous two: Love on the Run and Love in a Hot Climate.

If anything Marke has excelled himself with his latest work: Twixt Semites and swastikas: Temlett Conibeer’s greatest challenge.

It has all the excitement of Ira Levin’s thriller: The Boys from Brazil — a somewhat stranger setting in Papua New Guinea – a juxtaposition of the Third Reich with a primitive land in the upper reaches of the Sepik River.

There is something of a boy’s own adventure about this tale and the love scenes between Temlett and Lena are droll and hilarious without meaning to be. There’s really nothing of Dax from Harold Robbins’ The Adventurers in Temlett Conibeer. No one could say that women trembled at the power in Temlett’s loins! However Marke’s repeated descriptions of the way Lena wore her shorts  that emphasized ‘her hips and bottom,[ making her] gorgeous’ leads to some steamy passion if not to sexual climax; because of Temlett’s Victorian moral values in not as it were breaching the protocol. Near the end Lena offers Temlett the gift of her virginity!

The allure and attraction of the beautiful young East German, Lena Adler, some would say, is just too much for Temlett Conibeer, even if she appears to save him from circumstances created by his own naivety. But in clearing himself of a murder charge he somehow ends up in deeper trouble..

The resolution of the mystery surrounding the death of Sandra Donnigan must be made for Conibeer to clear his name. The run ins with the malignant Hoss and the frightening Gluwitz, two Nazi characters that engender the novel with the forces of evil, are two people who Lena and Temlett have to face!

Adler and Conibeer are both challenged by a New Guinea at its rawest in their trek to the centre of the island. It is on this journey that the writer’s descriptive powers and knowledge of the country are at their best – the natural beauty and the characters in a pre-independence PNG come alive.

This novel is guaranteed to satisfy the discerning reader who appreciates an intriguing plot set in imaginative circumstances, and the ending chapters presenting us with a thoughtful, nostalgic and contemplative Temlett Conibeer are memorable!

We are left wondering: what does the future hold for Conibeer?

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Angoram visitors

February 11, 2012 at 5:58 am (Adolf Hitler, Angoram, Kim Jong-il, Mao Zedong, Sepik River)

Adolf Hitler, Kim Jong-il, Mao Zedong

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https://deberigny.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/the-dear-leader-visited-the-sepik/#comments

https://deberigny.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/did-the-fuhrer-visit-angoram/

There’s no doubt in my mind that Kim Jong-il and Mao Zedong were certainly in the Sepik, and I’m fairly certain that Adolf Hitler was there also.

A novelist, the Commander, as he is known to his acquaintances, has researched this matter quite extensively, and he believes that a visit by the Führer could well have been possible. Many Germans maintain that Hitler survived the war and got out of Germany, if he did, he would have joined like-minded people abroad.

You might asked , where would he find them? We all know that South America attracted many Nazis – the boys from Brazil and the like, but what is not generally known is that a number went to the former German colony of New Guinea.

The Commander has established that a discreet Nazi cell existed upriver beyond Ambunti for a number of years, and such a community, for that’s what it was, could well have hidden Adolf.

Why would have Hitler chosen New Guinea? In the 1930s one of his most pressing demands was the return of the German colonies that were taken after the First World War. He perhaps may have thought that he could work for this in a former colony.

There is further evidence that Hitler did come to New Guinea. There lived in Maprik an ex-German submarine commander who went by the first name of Fred. I knew him because for a number of years he worked for Malaria Service. Well, to make a long story short, he more or less told me one night when we were both pissed  that he escaped Germany by submarine, and brought the Führer up the Sepik River where he was met by a number of compatriots. The submarine was scuttled just near the Chambri Lakes.

Masta Bob, a recruiter and Sepik identity, told me about this rather strange character he met in Angoram in the late 1940s. In fact, he said, he looked just like Hitler. He acted like him – non-drinker, speaking mainly German but with a marked tendency to wave his hands and make speeches. He offered to take him to Kambaramba to as it were to get his end in, but he wasn’t interested. He talked a lot about May River and Green River. Bob, took it that he lived somewhere in these uncontrolled areas.

Until the Commander or someone else can elaborate, and come up with further evidence about the supposed Hitler visit, I guess the matter will just have to rest.

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Did the Führer visit Angoram?

February 9, 2012 at 11:54 pm (Adolf Hitler, Angoram, Commentary, Papua New Guinea, Sepik River)

Adolf Hitler

‘Hitler forbade any publication of this picture, of him looking faintly ridiculous in lederhosen & long socks, which he thought was “beneath his dignity”. Photo: Picture Media
Source: Supplied’     The Australian

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