Oscar X-ray Calling: The Story of the Scarlet Family in Papua New Guinea, 1962-1971

 
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During the 1960's and early 1970's the dual territories of Papua and New Guinea were administered by Australia. This book is the story of a New Zealand Presbyterian minister, wife, and daughters who lived in PNG during these years of rapid change. The tasks were numerous. Building roads, school-rooms, houses, and boats were all part of the missionary task. The fact that there was little money for these required lateral thinking, inventive methods, and a lot of hard work in the tropical heat. Combating illness, managing schools, and running a Trade Store were everyday matters. The story of the Scarlett family and their many Papuan friends breaks away from stereotypes of "a missionary" that have been held by many. This honest recounting is from one who was there, and has retained vivid memories as well as diaries, to tell it as it was.

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Book Description Laminated Card. Condition: Near Fine. Dunedin, N.Z. : B. Scarlet, c2005. 173 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cms "The original diaries, newsletters, and articles written during the 1962-1971 period, that the Reverend Albert Scarlet B.A., B.D. lived and worked in Papua New Guinea, have been lodged in the Archives at Knox College, Arden Street, Dunedin, New Zealand, where they can be made available for perusal or research"--P. [4]. Shned by author. All of our books are in the shop, and are 'real' books. We try to post the same day as the order. Descriptions are conservative. Postage rates may be lower than ABE estimate, please use Ask Bookseller a Question to confirm availability and postage cost, use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 019501

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Book Description self-published, 2005. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 173 pp., illustrations. signed by author on title page. During the 1960's and early 1970's the dual territories of Papua and New Guinea were administered by Australia. This book is the story of a New Zealand Presbyterian minister, wife, and daughters who lived in PNG during these years of rapid change. The tasks were numerous. Building roads, school-rooms, houses, and boats were all part of the missionary task. The fact that there was little money for these required lateral thinking, inventive methods, and a lot of hard work in the tropical heat. Combating illness, managing schools, and running a Trade Store were everyday matters. The story of the Scarlett family and their many Papuan friends breaks away from stereotypes of "a missionary" that have been held by many. This honest recounting is from one who was there, and has retained vivid memories as well as diaries, to tell it as it was. 0.0. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 0476013852AMA110814

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