Visit to Hula village

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Courtesy of Sgt. Bernie Stosic

The trip to Hula village (SE of Port Moresby) in October/November 1968 was an “orientation” trip, involving the 67/68 and the incoming 68/69 chalkies.

Outside Murray Barracks Ed Section - John Rae next to bin. Loading the truck with provisions

Outside Murray Barracks Ed Section – John Rae next to bin. Loading the truck with provisions

Ross Beer enjoying the ride

Ross Beer enjoying the ride

Toilet stop en route - L-R: Mal Nagorka, Phil Allington, Sid Whalen, Geoff Fifer, John Rae

Toilet stop en route – L-R: Mal Nagorka, Phil Allington, Sid Whalen, Geoff Fifer, John Rae

Off roading near Hula - Lt2 Jim Murray ? left of vehicle

Off roading near Hula – Lt Jim Murray ? left of vehicle

Checking road conditions - John Rae ?  back to camera

Checking road conditions – John Rae ? back to camera

Hula village

Hula village

Outrigger canoe Hula

Outrigger canoe, Hula

Children posing Hula

Children posing, Hula

Hula children

Hula children

Camp site at Hula beach - morning after a long night

Camp site at Hula beach – morning after a long night

Local volunteers helping with cleanup

Local volunteers helping with cleanup

Bernie Stosic Hula

Bernie Stosic, Hula

Bernie Stosic and Frank Upward and their beach accomodation

Bernie Stosic and Frank Upward and their beach accomodation

Handing out biscuits (one of the 67/68 chalkies?)

Handing out biscuits (one of the 67/68 chalkies?)

Night life Hula Beach - L-R: ?, Frank Upward (in greens), Sid Whalen, ?, Mal Nagorka (seated), Cpl Bulmave (seated), Geoff Fifer standing back to camera, Graham Hurrell, Phil Allington at rear

Night life Hula Beach – L-R: ?, Frank Upward (in greens), Sid Whalen, ?, Mal Nagorka (seated), Cpl Bulmave (seated), Geoff Fifer standing back to camera, Graham Hurrell, Phil Allington at rear

Lunch amongst pandanus palms, Ross Beer on right

Lunch amongst pandanus palms, Ross Beer on right

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