Photographic memories

November 30, 2013 at 11:41 pm (Angoram, artifacts, Bob Mackie, Commentary, Deborah Ruiz Wall, Don Bosgard, Dr Jan J Saave, East Sepik District, expatriates, Fr Fons Ruijter, Goya Henry, H.B.G. Larkin, Jim McKinnon, John Bowers, Kami Raymundus, Kevin Trueman, Michael Somare, Papua New Guinea, Paul Dennett, Peter Johnson, Photos, Sepik floods, Somare, Temlett Conibeer, W.M. Hughes)

Don Pybus in Sydney

Don Pybus in Sydney

 

Dieter with Peter Johnson, Sepik Ironman Competition, 07/06/2009

Dieter with Peter Johnson, Sepik Ironman Competition, 07/06/2009

Greetings from Goya 1968

Greetings from Goya 1968

A.C.T. Marke & John Kelly in the wilds of PNG

A.C.T. Marke & John Kelly in the wilds of PNG

1958 Leeton, contemplates a world trip  1961 Troppo on Kar Kar Island  1963 Driekikir

1958 Leeton, contemplates a world trip 1961 Troppo on Kar Kar Island 1963 Driekikir

Bill Eichhorn, MBE » Bill Eichhorn, successful entrepreneur and politician at home on the Keram River

Bill Eichhorn, successful entrepreneur and politician at home on the Keram River

Dave Wall at Kekten Village

Dave Wall at Kekten Village

William & Rosa Batak, Kekten Village

William & Rosa Batak, Kekten Village

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Ralf Stüttgen

Ralf Stüttgen

Sago 3   Sago 2   Sago Memories, thanks to Bob Beeke   Jock   Bob Beeke   Angoram Hotel

 d-d1Floods

kami,Torembi Village

kami,Torembi Village

Dave Wall & Jan Saave, some years after they left PNG

Dave Wall & Jan Saave, some years after they left PNG

Sue Treutlein & Bob Mackie at the Angoram Club

Sue Treutlein & Bob Mackie at the Angoram Club

Sanam Kabasse & Dave Wall

Sanam Kabasse & Dave Wall

Wewak Hospital

Wewak Hospital

Hand-written letter from W.M. Hughes to H.B.G. Larkin 2

Michael Somare, Angoram, 1973

Graeme Jones, Robyn Faulkner, Co-op Manager, Dave Bretherton, Jan Matysek, Clare & Des Hill, Bruce Ross, Pat Bretherton, Ella Lucas, Ronnie Lucas

Graeme Jones, Robyn Faulkner, Co-op Manager, Dave Bretherton, Jan Matysek, Clare & Des Hill, Bruce Ross, Pat Bretherton, Ella Lucas, Ronnie Lucas

outside the church 2

On the left, Eva Waramapi

On the left, Eva Waramapi

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The Rev. John Spender

The Rev. John Spender

David Augustus Wall & John Bowers in Como, early 1980s

David Augustus Wall & John Bowers in Como, early 1980s

Cedric Wyatt, Rick Wyatt, CWyatt - a legend in his own time!

Cedric Wyatt, Rick Wyatt, CWyatt – a legend in his own time!

Bob Becke with May & Harry Marchant, Two called to the bar at the Angoram Club, Jim McKinnon, Esther & Jim Stevens

Bob Becke with May & Harry Marchant, Two called to the bar at the Angoram Club, Jim McKinnon, Esther & Jim Stevens

Jock McIntyre & Bob Becke, Western District, PNG, 1960

Jock McIntyre & Bob Becke, Western District, PNG, 1960

Angoram Hotel Sepik.  Houseboat and powered canoes for guided tours along the mighty Sepik River. Angoram, Sepik District, New Guinea Photo Uwe Steinward (C) GNG 70

Angoram Hotel Sepik. Houseboat and powered canoes for guided tours along the mighty Sepik River. Angoram, Sepik District, New Guinea Photo Uwe Steinward (C) GNG 70

png3bnew-shots-224new-shots-208paul-david-danAngoram 1960s

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A coming treat for A.C.T. Marke’s readers!

October 10, 2013 at 4:51 am (A.C.T. Marke, Commentary, Famous Old Wellingtonians, Indonesian New Guinea, Love in a hot climate, Love on the Run, Temlett Conibeer, Twixt Semites and swastikas: Temlett Conibeer's greatest challenge, West Papua)

We know that Andrew Marke enjoys exploring remote places, and he loves the company of cats while researching the Victorian age. But now his readers are about to be enthralled with his latest novel: AT THE WEST END

Temlett Conibeer, and his friend Erik, find themselves in West Papua, a province of Indonesia. Erik is onto something that could make the both of them extremely wealthy. The challenging and formidable problems in the province with the Indonesian brutality all add to an intriguing and Machiavellian story line.

With this as a background, Temlett’s romance with a blue-eyed Dutch blond makes the novel a chronicle that is both creative and picturesque.

So hold your breath, the work is not quite finished at this stage, but when it comes out, be sure to buy a copy.

See:

https://deberigny.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/from-the-wilds-of-tasmania/#respond

https://deberigny.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/a-worthy-cause/#respond

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From the wilds of Tasmania comes a magnum opus!

October 3, 2013 at 11:06 pm (A.C.T. Marke, Commentary, Love in a hot climate, Love on the Run, Temlett Conibeer, Twixt Semites and swastikas: Temlett Conibeer's greatest challenge)

https://deberigny.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/this-novel-should-win-the-nobel-prize-for-literature/#respond

https://deberigny.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/the-works-of-a-c-t-marke-in-pride-of-place-in-peter-johnsons-bookshelf/#respond

A.C.T. Marke, what a fine figure of a man!

A.C.T. Marke, what a fine figure of a man!

The English Patient : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6KIfuwRmqQ

“Andrew, I lived among your gentle race.”  Dr Jan J Saave

It’s come to my mind that the Commander is now working on his magnum opus in the wilds of Tasmania!

We can only wait with bated breath for this outcome!

The subject matter of this work is unknown to me, but if the Commander maintains his usual brilliance we will indeed be in for a rare treat!

Keep your eyes on this blog for further updates.

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“This novel should win the Nobel Prize for Literature.”

April 15, 2013 at 5:06 am (A.C.T. Marke, Book review, Commentary, expatriates, Fiction, Motion picture, Papua New Guinea, Sepik River, Temlett Conibeer, Third Reich, Twixt Semites and swastikas: Temlett Conibeer's greatest challenge)

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“At last the world’s patience is rewarded. Send a cheque for the innermost secrets of the SS. This novel should win the Nobel Prize for Literature.”

Commander

Now a film:  TWIXT SEMITES AND SWASTIKAS A Film

 

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The works of A.C.T. Marke in pride of place in Peter Johnson’s bookshelf

March 31, 2013 at 6:04 am (A.C.T. Marke, Book review, Commentary, Famous Old Wellingtonians, Fiction, Love in a hot climate, Love on the Run, Temlett Conibeer, Twixt Semites and swastikas: Temlett Conibeer's greatest challenge)

One of the few pleasures I still have in my old age is my yearly visits to my good friend Peter Johnson’s place in Wewak, PNG. You can imagine how pleased I was recently when I saw on entering his house that in his bookshelf in pride of place were the complete works of A.C.T. Marke.

Added to the deep pleasure I felt was the knowledge that it was I who had donated the works to Peter.

One can imagine the joy some of the famous benefactors to such establishments like the Smithsonian Institution or the British Museum must feel when they see objects that they have given on display. A joy very similar to what I felt seeing the works of Marke in Peter’s house.

I was pleased to hear what Peter Johnson said of the novels and the author: “It’s my considered opinion that Andy Marke in time will eventually attract a cult-like following.”

For those unfamiliar with the literary merits of A.C.T. Marke and his books see the links below, and a comment about cult fiction:

https://deberigny.wordpress.com/2008/05/31/love-on-the-run-a-temlett-conibeer-story-by-act-marke/

https://deberigny.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/love-in-a-hot-climate-by-a-c-t-marke/

https://deberigny.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/twixt-semites-and-swastikas-temlett-conibeers-greatest-challenge-2/

“Cult fiction is fiction which has attracted a large following of loyal fans and supporters. In addition to cult fiction, it is also possible to see cult authors, authors who have attracted and held fans who eagerly await their new publications. Cult fiction varies widely in terms of subject and even quality, with the literary value of some works of cult fiction being called into question by book critics who have managed to resist the fan mentality.

“Often, cult fiction breaks new ground in some way. Perhaps the author uses an innovative narrative style, or brings up edgy issues which have not been widely discussed. Cult fiction may include material which is considered explicit for the time in which it is published, attracting prurient interest from readers who like things a little racy. It may also be controversial: some of the most esteemed works of cult fiction have been banned at some point or another. Authors may explore the human condition, write terrifying visions of dystopian societies, or simply tell a good story.”

Source: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-cult-fiction.htm

“Good friends, good books and a sleeply conscience: this is the ideal life.”  Mark Twain

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William (Bill) Peace 1913-2011

March 23, 2013 at 12:56 am (A.C.T. Marke, Anglican Church in PNG, Biography, Commentary, expatriates, Fiction, Funerals, Love in a hot climate, Papua New Guinea, Temlett Conibeer)

Bill Peace comments, March 25, 2010

 

When Bill sent me his remarks about A.C.T. Marke’s novel: LOVE IN A HOT CLIMATE, he told me he had written them rather hurriedly, and he requested that I proofread them – this I didn’t do!

In the above link I have now attempted to do this.

Unfortunately, Bill died in the following year, and in his memory, I would like to record the following:

On the 14th of June, 2011, Bill died of a massive heart attack at his home in Wagga Wagga. His funeral and burial service were conducted by the Rev’d Septimus Foreman at St John’s Anglican Church, Wagga, on 17th of June, according to the full burial rites of the Book of Common Prayer. This would have pleased Bill very much as he was a dedicated Prayer Book man!

The assembled mourners were inspired by the reading of Psalm 23 in the King James Version: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

In a tribute to Bill, David A. de B. Wall spoke glowingly of his many years of service with the Department of Treasury, in Papua New Guinea.

A short message, of love and condolences, was read out from Bill’s partner of many years, Sakura Mori, known endearingly to Bill as ‘Moonface’. Sakura expressed her deep sorrow that she was unable to attend the funeral because of her failing health, and the travel difficulties entailed on a journey from her home in Osaka.

From the church the funeral procession moved to the War Cemetery for the burial. At the graveside a member of the local RSL spoke of Bill’s war service, and he was honoured with the playing of the last post.

The Rev’d Septimus Foreman then committed Bill’s body to the grave while reading from the Prayer Book:

“… we therefore committe hys bodye to the grounde, earthe, to earthe, ashes, to ashes, dust to dust, in sure, and certein hope of resurrection…”

This day marked the passing of an esteemed Australian and PNG expatriate.

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“The Search for Mrs Right”

March 22, 2013 at 12:12 am (A.C.T. Marke, Commentary, East Sepik District, Famous Old Wellingtonians, Fiction, Love in a hot climate, Love on the Run, Photos, PNG, Temlett Conibeer, Twixt Semites and swastikas: Temlett Conibeer's greatest challenge)

https://deberigny.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/search-for-mrs-right/

https://deberigny.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/love-in-a-hot-climate-by-a-c-t-marke/

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Two distinguished Francophiles!

November 25, 2012 at 1:29 am (A.C.T. Marke, Commentary, Love in a hot climate, Love on the Run, Temlett Conibeer, Twixt Semites and swastikas: Temlett Conibeer's greatest challenge)

Subject:Letter to Dr J.P. Priestley (copy)

24 November, 2012 
Dr J.P. Priestley
c/o Monsieur Terence Pfafflin
Sydney 2001
My dear Dr Priestley
May I say, as the editor of the above mentioned blog, how much our readers have enjoyed your contributions in the past!
I’ve taken the liberty of researching something of your illustrious academic life. Your distinguished career includes the occupation of chairs in some of Europe’s finest universities. You are a famous Anglophile and Francophile! With Monsieur Pfafflin, another celebrated Francophile, you employ French as your main medium of communication.
Given all of this, I realize, that what I’m asking of you might be considered by you as somewhat beneath what you would usually do – a mere actor in a film!
As you can see from the enclosed we are trying to find a suitable person to take the part of Temlett Conibeer, in a film of A.C.T. Marke’s novel, Twixt Semites and swastikas.  You will also notice  from reading the reviews that this fine work is in the same category as War & Peace !
So, please give this request your serious consideration!
I am, dear Sir, your admiring and obedient servant,
David Andrew de Bérigny
P.S. Don’t let my French name fool you – I don’t speak French, and I have little knowledge of French culture, though I admire both! I look to our mutual friend, Monsieur Terence, to address these deficiencies in me!

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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)

Click on the links below:

Book review 1

Book review 2

Book review 3

Twixt Semites and swastikas…

Frogmouth Press

187 Low Head Road,

Low Head Tas 7253

$30.00  Posted $35.00

Email: frogmouth07@live.com.au

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Last Wedesday I suffered a slight seizure!

October 19, 2012 at 10:00 pm (A.C.T. Marke, expatriates, Famous Old Wellingtonians, Fiction, Love in a hot climate, Love on the Run, Papua New Guinea, PNG Health, Temlett Conibeer, Twixt Semites and swastikas: Temlett Conibeer's greatest challenge)

 

Book cover – A.C.T. Marke’s novel

The trouble was that it happened when Deborah and Shirlita were in the house, and I was immediately put on the hospital/medical treadmill — I’m totally OK now!

What could I put this down to? There were probably some vague physical reasons, but I firmly believe that it was caused by a highly-charged and intensely emotive piece of reading I was doing at the time. I had reached page 71 of A.C.T. Marke’s Twixt Semites and swastikas: Temlett Conibeer’s greatest challenge, and I was finding the sexual physical control and restraint of Temlett when faced with the willing and beautiful East German woman, Lena Adler, quite remarkable!

While saying nothing about the occasion of sin that Temlett had placed himself in, but given this, and his super-human powers in the rejection of temptation; one can glean the excitable strain on the ardent reader, indeed on me!

So, to those intending to purchase this combustible novel, be warned!

It’s just as well that I know that Marke underwent the surgeon’s knife yesterday, or I would have considered suing him for being instrumental in causing serious palpable harm!

See: https://deberigny.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/take-up-the-challenge-and-read-a-c-t-markes-latest/

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