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29 November 2015

Paul Wilcock emailed from Wollongong:

What an amazing site. I have got goose bumps. I worked for M.K.F @ Camp 5 1969/70 as a welder fitter, just a mere callow youth of 21.

Looking forward to your reply.

Kind Regards
Paul Wilcock
email barbarawilcock[AT]


27 November 2015

Hans Ohff emailed from Adelaide:

I've just come across this blog. As the Project Manager for EGLO Engineering, I was responsible for the underground piping and mechanical installations (Jan 1971 to mid 1972) at the Panguna mine site.

Marianne, my wife, and I have fond memories of the project that determined my career in the engineering & construction, and naval (submarine) shipbuilding industry.

I’ll jot down some of the memorable Bougainville episodes over Christmas.

Hans Ohff
email hans-j.ohff[AT]


16 November 2015

Alan Lymbery emailed from Wagga Wagga:


I have had a look at your Bougainville website a couple of times now; well laid out, well done.

Could you please add my name to the “Honour Roll”? I worked for Hastings Deering 1969/1970 and ran the parts sales counter.

Originally our facility was part of the Morrison-Knudsen workshop/office complex at Camp 5 - incredibly cramped & untidy.

We later built a large warehouse further down the road on the way to Loloho where we lived. From memory ours was the first building at that site. Morgan Equipment & I think Goodyear or a tyre facility followed soon after.

All the best
Alan Lymbery
10 Eyre St. Lake Albert.
Wagga Wagga, N.S.W.
Australia. 2650.
Tel. Home : 61-2-69264192.
Mobile :61- 0412 380339.
or 61-0450 389737
Skype: lymbery001
email lymbery001[AT]

PS. I see on your property-for-sale ad - click here - that you intended to spend some time in Kalimantan. Did you make it? I spent 27 years in Indonesia. I have been from Aceh to Timor and most places in between; some islands were not even on the map. I have been all over Borneo, lived in Balikpapan a few times where I was married and my daughter was born there. Lots of memories.