M.L.FRANKLING

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST: MARK L FRANKLING [ FRANCE ]

Photography by M.L.Frankling©copyright 2016

 

 

 

THE RED RUNNING DOG 1989

 

 

A BIRDLIFE EXPEDITION 2050

 

 

Nature & Ocean Environment for a better Future…

 

I sincerely hope that Bougainville, Nauru and the Pacific islands really look after its

natural wildlife and the bush.  With more than half the worlds population living in the

big cities, there is a huge demand for Nature & the Ocean Environment. People are

ready to pay for Ocean & Birdlife Tours…  ( Development of Tourism )

 

- Max Civilian   2013

 

 

[ Protecting Wildlife 2050 ]

Birdlife, Ocean, Turtles, & Saving the Whales…

 

 

ARTIST:  Mark L Frankling, Paris, France

 

 

My Father, Roger E Frankling was a Stevedore Manager for Rabaul Stevedores – Kieta / Bougainville / Papua

New Guinea ( 1981-1989 ). All exports / imports - transport, merchandise, cocoa, copra & general cargo usually

went through the Kieta port. My Dad always did enjoy a cup of tea and a friendly chat with Captain Vic Fisher

on the M.V Lae Chief and with his friend Mr Bob Strong, manager of the Toberoi plantation. The legendary

Mr Bob Strong was also the transport manager for Rabaul Stevedores. My father was also very good friends

with John Fieldhouse. He was a shipping agent for Burns & Philip in Kieta in the 1980’s. ( Roger sadly passed

away on the Isle of Wight, U.K in 2001 )

 

I read on the P.N.G islands / Ships Nostalgia website that the M.V Lae Chief sank in the Guayas River, Equador

on the 25th November 2000. There is a couple of nice photos of this little red ship in Alotau, Milne bay, P.N.G on

this interesting website.

 

I remember my father putting me on the logging ship to Wakanai on Bougainville island in 1986. This was part

of my work experience as a young teenager. I also had the chance to drive the forklifts at the Kieta wharf. We

were loading copra and cocoa as well as the unloading of general cargo from the ships.

 

My father also liked to scuba dive around the Kieta harbour and Arovo island, you should of seen his face when

he lost his expensive rolex wristwatch on the bottom of the ocean. ( After all those years it still should keep good

timing!! )

Other memorable moments was when my friend Sean McNamara, Myself and my brother Jeff went swimming in

the Bovo river. The weather changed and suddenly a mud flow and a huge quantity of water came down the river

from the mountains. I had spotted this 200 metres up stream and i quickly sounded the alarm. ( We were all very

lucky!! ) I am looking for old photos / post-cards / great memories from anybody who lived and worked on

Nauru and Bougainville in the 1970’s & 1980’s.

 

( Checkout this Japanese fighter plane restored on the Toberoi plantation in 1984 )

 

Pacific Wrecks: Bougainville Island / World War II

http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/a6m3/kieta.html

 

kind regards

Mark L Frankling

FRANCE 2013

 

 

[ MARK L FRANKLING, BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND. 1981-1989 ]

 

 

 

 

BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND, PAPUA NEW GUINEA ( MV IVYBANK )

1984 BY MARK L FRANKLING [ FRANCE ] © COPYRIGHT 2016

 

 

COURTESY OF RABAUL STEVEDORES LTD

 

 

ARAWA MOTORS, BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND 1984 PHOTO

BY MARK L FRANKLING [ FRANCE ] © COPYRIGHT 2016

 

 

Photography by M.L.Frankling©copyright 2016

 

 

 

 

 

MV IVYBANK, KIETA HARBOUR, BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND, P.N.G 1984

 

COURTESY OF RABAUL STEVEDORES LTD

 

 

 

 

 

MY FATHER, ROGER E FRANKLING

 

Photo by M.L.Frankling©copyright 2016

 

 

Port of Kieta, Bougainville Island, P.N.G

 

COURTESY OF BCL ( BROCHURE )

 

 

 

 

[ BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND, PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY ]

 

 

 

 

 

KIETA WHARF / RABAUL STEVEDORES  LTD / BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND, P.N.G 1984 PHOTO BY

MARK L FRANKLING [ FRANCE ]

© COPYRIGHT 2016

 

 

 

KIETA WHARF, BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND 1986

PHOTO BY MARK L FRANKLING [ FRANCE ]

© COPYRIGHT 2016

 

 

 

 

Photography by M.L.Frankling©copyright 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Toniva, Bougainville Island, P.N.G

 

Photo by M.L.Frankling©copyright 2016

 

 

Toniva Residential Area ( 1982 )

 

Photo by M.L.Frankling©copyright 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Panguna Copper Mine BCL, Bougainville Island ( 1982 )

 

Photo by Mark L Frankling©copyright 2016

 

 

 

 

 

MARK & JEFF FRANKLING, JOHN MCLOUD, AROVO ISLAND, BOUGAINVILLE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA 1983 PHOTO BY MARK L FRANKLING

[ FRANCE ] © COPYRIGHT 2016

 

MARK, MUM & KELLY PASCOE, ARAWA, BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND

1983 PHOTO BY MARK L FRANKLING

[ FRANCE ] © COPYRIGHT 2016

 

AROVO ISLAND, BOUGAINVILLE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA 1987 PHOTO BY MARK L FRANKLING [ FRANCE ] © COPYRIGHT 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARK & JEFF FRANKLING WITH KELLY PASCOE, ARAWA, BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND, P.N.G 1983 PHOTO BY MARK L FRANKLING [ FRANCE ] © COPYRIGHT 2016

 

 

 

 

BARRY ALLEN, KEVIN WONG, KELSTON LANGE,

MARK FRANKLING, ARAWA TENNIS CLUB, BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND 1986/1987 PHOTO BY

MARK L FRANKLING [ FRANCE ] © COPYRIGHT

2016

 

 

MAURICE CHAN, DEBORAH VAN VELZEN, GREG SEETO, CRAIG SMITH, ARAWA TENNIS CLUB, BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND 1986/1987 PHOTO BY MARK L FRANKLING [ FRANCE ] © COPYRIGHT 2016

 

 

BARRY ALLEN, KEVIN WONG, KELSTON LANGE, MARK FRANKLING, ARAWA TENNIS CLUB, BOUGAINVILLE, P.N.G 1986/1987 PHOTO BY

MARK L FRANKLING [ FRANCE ] © COPYRIGHT 2016

 

 

 

KYLIE HOWARD, FIONA SEETO, CRAIG SMITH, DEBORAH VAN VELZEN, MAURICE CHAN, TRAVIS OSBOURNE, ARAWA TENNIS CLUB, BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND, P.N.G 1986/1987 PHOTO BY MARK L FRANKLING [ FRANCE ]

© COPYRIGHT 2016

 

KYLIE HOWARD, FIONA SEETO, CRAIG SMITH, DEBORAH VAN VELZEN, MAURICE CHAN, TRAVIS OSBOURNE, ARAWA TENNIS CLUB, BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND 1986/1987 PHOTO BY MARK L FRANKLING

[ FRANCE ] © COPYRIGHT 2016

 

MATTHEW MCKENNA,  MARK FRANKLING  AND

FRIENDS, ARAWA TENNIS CLUB, BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND, P.N.G 1986:1987 PHOTO BY MARK L FRANKLING [ FRANCE ] © COPYRIGHT 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTO BY MARK L FRANKLING [ FRANCE ] © COPYRIGHT 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTO BY MARK L FRANKLING [ FRANCE ] © COPYRIGHT 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTO BY MARK L FRANKLING [ FRANCE ] © COPYRIGHT 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTO BY MARK L FRANKLING [ FRANCE ] © COPYRIGHT 2016

 

 

 

 

 

DONNA CHAN’S  16th  BIRTHDAY  PARTY…

 

 

 

( ALSO A BIG HELLO TO SEAN MCNAMARA, JULIAN BUCKRELL, STUART WARREN, JOHNNY & EDDIE, JAMES & RADAR THE HAPPY GO LUCKY DOG FROM ARAWA ) ARAWA TENNIS CLUB, BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND 1986/1987 PHOTO BY MARK L FRANKLING

[ FRANCE ] © COPYRIGHT 2016

 

 

 

 

GILBERT “GILLY” CHEE,  ARAWA

TENNIS CLUB BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND, P.N.G 1986/1987 PHOTO BY MARK L FRANKLING [ FRANCE ]

© COPYRIGHT 2016

 

 

 

 

 

DEBBIE JOHNSON, KELSTON LANGE, KATE SHORTLAND, LOLOHO BEACH, BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND 1986/1987 PHOTO BY MARK L FRANKLING [ FRANCE ] © COPYRIGHT 2016

 

( SOME OLDIES )   LOLOHO CORRESPONDENCE

SCHOOL AND AUSTRALIAN / NEW ZEALAND

BOARDING SCHOOL STUDENTS, BOUGAINVILLE,

P.N.G 1986/1987 PHOTO BY MARK L FRANKLING

[ FRANCE ] © COPYRIGHT 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARK FRANKLING, EMMA DEAN, SUSAN SMITH, GILBERT CHEE, KIM RAVENSCROFT, BARRY TEE,

FIONA SEETO, GREG SEETO, & FRIENDS, ARAWA TENNIS CLUB, BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND 1986/1987

PHOTO BY MARK L FRANKLING [ FRANCE ] © COPYRIGHT 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Year 7 Loloho Correspondence School ( 1982 ) Bougainville Island, P.N.G

 

Photo by Gary Pettinger©copyright 2016

 

 

 

Hi Everybody - I do have a copy of an old BCL brochure with lots of photos of Bougainville Island,

P.N.G.  If you would like a copy, send me an email or you can write to my friend Peter Goerman at

his Bougainville Copper Project website - kind regards Mark L Frankling, France 14 june 2017

 

 

 

 

 

A big friendly G’day!!

 

I am not writing a book but my friend Peter Goerman ( Bougainville Copper Projet website ) reckons i should write everything

on paper. He was chief accountant for BCL back in the day and is a top bloke! There are lots of interesting stories and pics of Bougainville on his website. Other names i remember in Kieta on Bougainville Island in the 1980’s was Jim Dickie ( General manager at Rabaul stevedores ) and Dave Madden ( Kieta wharf ) and our dentist and friends Dave and Amanda Eaton in Arawa. Did you know that my father use to enjoy a meal with Chris Spence ( Branch manager for Rabaul Stevedores ) and the Arch bishop of Honiara.

 

Chris Spence ( Australia ) Gordan ( NZ ) and Len were all managers at the Kieta wharf. Sometimes my father had to work in Rabaul and Madang while the other managers were on leave. I remember staying in Rabaul for a month ( Ludwig was the General manager of the wharf in Rabaul in the early 1980's. You might know John Fieldhouse ( shipping agent ) Burns & Philip and George and his Spanish wife Mercedes who lived in Kieta?! Peter Mares was the chief mechanic at Rabaul stevedores in Kieta. Bob Strong was the transport manager...

 

I remember that Lin Mares owned a clothing shop next to the Kieta memorial park, one day she escaped an almost certain death because a lorry on top of the Kieta road lost its front wheels and axel and it rolled down the hill without the truck, wiping everything out in its path. Luckily nobody was hurt.

 

There were many stories of the club at the Kieta Hotel owned by Barry Walker ( The Phantom ) like the one when the Local police  Commander pulled out his pistol and started shooting the local club because they refused to serve him a drink after hours!

 

Barry and Angela Tee, Maurice Chan, Gilbert “Gilly” Chee & Kelston Lange, ( long time no see!! ) I remember Gilly and Barry taking us all for a water ski at Toniva beach near the Davara in 1986. We use to help Maurice Chan at his family warehouse before cooling down with a lemon squash and a club sandwich at the the Davara Motel swimming pool. Maurice Chan’s family owned a tradestore in Toniva. ( My friend Maurice was always a true gentleman!! )

 

ahhhh - its bloody hard to find a decent Aussi meat pie these days!! ( they were the best at Chee's tradestore / videos in Toniva.

 

There were many parties on Bougainville and I really did enjoy meeting Kim Ravenscroft and her future husband Adam Crow and visiting Julian Buckrell and his family in Panguna. On the weekends it was awesome listening to the Aussies vs the West Indies cricket on the radio or watching them on Australian T.V

 

From the Loloho Correspondence School, i don’t remember too many more names apart from Deena and Darren Brown ( Panguna ) Carl Hebbes ( Arawa ).  Kelston Lange use to swap his aussie meat pie for my “cheese on toast” sandwich before going out to play soccer with the other students. Gary Pettinger was very good at soft ball, My friend Kelston Lange was already talking about his career in the Australian air force. ( We were both in year 7 ).   Barry, Angela and their mum use to drive us to school every morning when we went to Loloho correspondence school in 1982.

 

My brother Jeff went to Toniva primary school in 1982 and he was best mates with Vernon Seeto, Mitchell Alden, Kim Fisher,

We lived next door to John Bray near the footy field in Toniva. We both have special memories of Rene and Tristan Geddes, Kirsty Mares. Michael, Toby and Vanessa Strong from the Toberoi plantation...

 

We all heard the very sad news that Greg Seeto passed away many years ago.

 

I better go and make my little boy his lunch. Ashley ( 2 years old ) is well behaved but sometimes there is the odd tantrum! I am getting use to the sore backs and ringing ears. With good health my wife Michelle and I still have 40 years. Michelle comes from Manaus, Brazil ( French & Spanish parents ) Her father was an engineer for the big French companies.

 

Stay safe my friends

 

Kind regards - Mark L Frankling

 

FRANCE

 

 

 

 

 

Radio Hits of the 1980’s ( studio versions )

 

ABC – The Look of Love ( 1982 )

ABC – All of my Heart ( 1982 )

Spandau Ballet – True ( 1983 )

Spandau Ballet – Only when you Leave ( 1984 )

Berlin “Take my breath Away” 1986

David Bowie – China Girl 1983

David Bowie – Lets Dance 1983

A-Ha “Take on Me” 1985

A-Ha “The Sun always shines on T.V” ( 1985 )

Simple Minds – Someone, somewhere in summertime

Simple Minds – Big Sleep / New Gold Dream ( 1984 )

U2 – “New Year’s Day” ( 1983 )

Icehouse – Hey Little Girl / Great Southern Land

Icehouse – “Icehouse” ( Single ) 1981-1982

Ultravox “Dancing with tears in my eyes” 1984

Ultravox “We came to Dance” 1984

 

 

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

 

ARTIST: MARK L FRANKLING, PARIS, FRANCE

EMAIL:  mlfrankling@free.fr

 

 

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