Wewak Wandering


AtoZ2019WThis series of blog posts is part of the A to Z 2019 Blogging Challenge in which I will write snapshot memories of my early married life in the then Territory of Papua New Guinea.

His father had two postings in Wewak

On the first, the headmaster

Brandi High School

Family662

Himself with his dad – they didn’t look alike at all. Tinka the dachshund takes pride of place.

For him, a new sibling and

Religious education for boarding school.

 

On the second posting

His dad was District Superintendent

East Sepik District.

We were able to visit their house on the hill

And spend time with the family.

 

Tok Pisin:

wantok – friend or relation

wanem – what

wanpela – one person/thing

wantaim – together

waswas – shower/wash/bath

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Wewak Wandering

  1. It must have been comforting to have family in the same country when you were in New Guinea. I like the word waswas for a shower, wash or bath! I’ll bet that stayed in your vocabulary.

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    • It was good to know they were not too far away but only briefly in the same place. Funnily enough waswas had dropped out but wantok never has. I guess waswas went out when the kids were old enough to bathe independently.

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