I went to Papua New Guinea with Mining giant Conzinc Rio Tinto in 1970 to work for a year in their Bougainville Mine, and fell hopelessly in love with the country, and its people. This book follows my journey through the thirty six years I lived in country. Teaching in an Agricultural College, Vocational Training Centres and the Fisheries College. I attended six to six dances deep in the jungle, hid under a table in a tavern that was attacked by warring tribesmen during a tribal fight, helped remove the Apartheid system, and lived for weeks at a time in the Villages of the idyllic Tropical Duke of York Islands
About the Author
Andy Fletcher was born in Adelaide South Australia on the 8th. February 1947, he was not a good student and ran away from school at the tender age of ten years. He was dragged kicking and screaming back, and completed an Apprenticeship in Automotive Engineering with the only Porsche Agents in Adelaide. He played cricket, and Australia Football, and got a job in the Bougainville Copper Mine Pit Workshop in 1970. He was very active in the local community in Papua New Guinea, where he resided for thirty six years. His family still lives in PNG, but he now resides in the Cairns suburb of Manoora where he has kidney dialysis three times a week.