Working on a Gold Mine in the Morobe Province (near Lae) called Hidden Valley - Mines perched on top of a mountain range 8000ft above seal level and employs approx 2000 locals, lot's of civil unrest around the place so driving to & from Lae (150km) is always a denagerous proposition (worse then Melbourne) All the road infrastructure in the region is stuffed, essentially nothing has been done since Australia gave em' Independence 35 years ago. Lots of racial killings & bashings against the Sepics from the north who have left their region to move into Lae / Bulolo (bit like toursit season at home - but without the Blood)
No a great place to work - but it pays the bloody mortgage & keeps beer in the fridge
G'Day Grunt - Will be down in Dundee 06 / 07 got relatives up from the South - bugger,
Served in 1FD Regt RAA - 4 FD Regt RAA - HQ 1 DIV - Ships Army HMAS Toobruk - 2/4 RAR - HQ 3MP Company
Served 1974 - 1980 had a spell for a year and went back from 1981 - 1989 - must be getting old can't remember a bad day whilst I was in.....
mate i,m in W.A(wheat belt town called Northam) i served with 9pet in townsville petroleum operator ecn269-2 1988-1992...do you have an email address you can give me??? here is mine firstname.lastname@example.org wouldn,t mind a chat of the boards if ya dont mind....
G'day Grunt, me and a mate will be in Katherine on the 19/3, Darwin the next day. Stay in touch maybe ride out to meet up? PK\WA
Mate with the road closure in the Kimberley our trip is behind shedule. Be in Darwin thursday the 6th April. Hope the wedding went well for you both.