In Sydney we toured the beautiful harbour, went out in the countryside, a winery tour, and visited friends who we met in French classes in Grenoble and others who had visited Whitehorse. The picture is of the Sydney Opera House.
We flew to Hobart in Tasmania & then toured mine mills & went underground in mines located in Northern Tasmania. We also stayed overnight in an old town similar to Dawson City named Zeehan. Then to Melbourne as guest of the Cominco owned Australian company, Aberfoyle.
This picture is of two attractive Papua New Guinea women. The one with the beads signifies she is a widow. We spent 10 days visiting with Dr. Aubrey & Peg Tanner. Dr. Tanner is on an overseas volunteer program and has stayed 3 years as surgeon in Pae, northern part of PNG.
While there we drove to the highland, walked through an abandoned dredge of the Dawson City type, went to a hospital where a week before the staff had treated 60 "warriors" for spear and bow and arrow wounds as a result of tribal warfare. If in driving the narrow bush roads you were to hit a child or a pig your life would be in danger. Two black Papua New Guinea doctors hit a child recently & when they stopped to treat the child they were both hacked to death. It's called "pay back"
Papua New Guinea has 700 languages, 1/3 of world's total.
After flying in 15 airplanes & staying in 15 different hotels we arrived home via Honolulu.
Peg Tanner, Rolf & Marg Hougen, Dr. Aubrey Tanner taken in their home in Papua New Guinea.