“Search for Mrs Right”

December 9, 2010 at 4:14 am (Fiction, Love on the Run, Papua New Guinea) (, , , , , , )

THE EXAMINER, Saturday, December 4, 2010

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An author in contemplation

November 30, 2010 at 11:46 pm (Love on the Run) (, , , )

From afar in a cold climate an author contemplates his love away in "Second Rome".

ACTM no longer on the run nor in a hot climate thinks about his beloved in faraway Istanbul.

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Inspirational Volumes for the Jungles of PNG

November 2, 2010 at 11:33 pm (David Wall, expatriates, Love on the Run, Papua New Guinea, Sepik Blu Longpela Muruk) (, , , , , , , , , )

I was recently asked by a friend that if I were marooned in the bush of Papua New Guinea for three months and was allowed to take four works of literature with me, what would they be? Without a moments hesitation I named them:

Love on the Run and  Love in a Hot Climate by A.C.T. Marke

Sepik Blu Longpela Muruk by David Wall

The Confessions of St Augustine

I would be interested to hear from anyone who can come with a better selection.

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Tasmania discovers A.C.T. Marke

August 31, 2010 at 5:15 am (David Wall, Love on the Run, Papua New Guinea) (, , , , , )

THE EXAMINER, Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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Professor Hank Nelson comments

April 18, 2010 at 5:20 am (Angoram, David Wall, expatriates, Love on the Run, Pacific war, Papua New Guinea, Sepik Blu Longpela Muruk, Temlett Conibeer) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Letter from Professor Hank Nelson

I was so grateful to receive the above from Hank Nelson. The now late Professor Hank Nelson was a wonderful man and great academic.

See: http://ips.cap.anu.edu.au/ssgm/nelson-obituary/index.php

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An Old Wellingtonian, A.C.T. Marke

September 5, 2008 at 3:27 am (Commentary) (, , , , , , )


Notable Alumni, WellingtonSchool, Somerset

  • Jeffrey Archer, Author, politician and convicted fraudster who, it is alleged, falsely claimed as a young man that he had attended Wellington College;
  • Keith Floyd, Food critic
  • David Suchet, Actor known for playing Hercule Poirot;
  • Simon Singh, Science author
  • Tom Singh, founder of the New Look chain of stores;
  • Major-General E. Renouard James, soldier
  • Dame Joel Harkins, Noted philosopher, famous for her views on Phil Collins
  • Sir Henry Bale, Chief Justice Natal
  • Sir Roy Price, High Commissioner in South Africa;
  • Sir Alec Zealley, head of a division of Imperial Chemical Industries
  • Sir Ivan de la Bere, soldier who became Secretary of the Central Chancery of the Orders of the Knighthood
  • D.T. Young, England rugby and British Pentathlon team 1928
  • J.D. Robins, Wales and British Rugby Team 1950.
  • Wellington, from The Wombles, named after Elisabeth Beresford‘s nephew’s school.
  • A.C.T. Marke, 1952-8, Author of Love on the Run, Love in a Hot Climate,and Twixt Semites and swastikas: Temlett Conibeer’s greatest challenge.

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