This book is a revised and edited version of the original Book “A Dimdim in Paradise” published by Balboa Press in 2014. I went to Papua New Guinea with Mining Giant Conzinc Rio Tinto in 1970 to work in their Bougainville Mine and fell hopelessly in love with the country, and it’s 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. I helped remove the Apartheid system, and lived for weeks at a time in the villages of the idyllic Duke of York islands.
About the Author
Andy Fletcher was born in Adelaide South Australia on February 8th. 1947. He was not a good student and ran away from school at the tender age of ten. He was dragged back kicking and screaming and completed an apprenticeship in automotive engineering with the only Porsche agents in Adelaide. He played cricket and Australian 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.