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April 20, 2012

Richard Salisbury emailed:

Hello Peter,

Just reading some of the wonderful stories about Bougainville where I grew up in the late 1950's early 60's.

My father Fred, was Kip McKillop's partner in Arawa Plantation, and dad would regularly take me up there from Sydney.

The butterflies seemed SO HUGE when I was a kid.

And the fantastic orchids - some of which, actually hundreds - ended up at our house in Sydney.

Dad would attach them to the gum trees, and they thrived - and giant staghorns too.

I'm strangely drawn back there in my mind of late....

Anyhow, well done on your initiative to keep the memories alive.

All the best

Richard Salisbury
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