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Stethoscopes, Kiaps and the Law of the Jungle

Stethoscopes, Kiaps and the Law of the Jungle

by Malcolm Dunjey
Stethoscopes, Kiaps and the Law of the Jungle

Stethoscopes, Kiaps and the Law of the Jungle

by Malcolm Dunjey


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Stethoscopes, Kiaps and the Law of the Jungle is the story of Dr. Malcolm Dunjey, a now retired doctor and pastor who, with wife Audrey and three young children, went to live for six years in Papua New Guinea in 1966.

Based on the island of Daru, the district headquarters, he was the District Medical Officer, where he joined three patrols, the subjects of this book. Malcolm was the first government doctor who went with PNG patrol officers in 1966-69 into uncontrolled cannibal areas.

This is the first time that complete patrol records have been published, with permission from the PNG National Archives.

Stethoscopes, Kiaps and the Law of the Jungle focuses on patrol officers known as "Kiaps". These were young Australian men recruited from age 18 to lead patrols in Papua New Guinea. It provides a snap-shot into uncontrolled murders and cannibalism, including an account of a 'lost' valley in the mountainous north of the poorly developed Western District (now Province) in the 1960s.

Malcolm retired at age 80. He and Audrey have been married for 64 years and together have four children, 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780645103168
Publisher: Initiate Media Pty Ltd
Publication date: 05/10/2021
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

I was born in Perth in 1934. My wife Audrey and I were married in 1956. We have four children, nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren and growing.
Work wise I started at age 15 in PMG (Telstra) as a technician-in-training, finishing as an instructor in the PMG Technicians School. After the UWA Medical School opened in Perth, Audrey and I planned for me to study Medicine but first I attended night school in order to matriculate. The first three years of medical school we financed on a Commonwealth Scholarship and for the last three years I became a Cadet Medical Officer with the Department of Territories.
On graduation I was sent to PNG where I became a District Medical Officer then the Epidemiologist for PNG. After six years we left PNG and for three years I was the Deputy Medical Superintendent at Royal Perth Hospital. In 1975 we became medical missionaries and we worked with the mission Interserve in Bangladesh, then Pakistan and finally Yemen.
We returned to Australia and then I became Medical Superintendent of Alice Springs Hospital and then the Chief Medical Officer of the Northern Territory in Darwin. I have specialist qualifications in medical administration (FRACMA) and public health medicine (FAFPHM). Along the way I attended full-time at Vose Seminary for four years, following which I was ordained into the Baptist ministry and then overseas where I became a minister in the Church of Pakistan and then a priest in the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and Middle East.
In 2014 having reached the age of 80 I decided to retire from both ministry (then the Pastor of Esperance Baptist Church) and medicine (then Senior Medical Officer, Psychiatry, Bentley Hospital). I've written two books, the first being my autobiography To the City of the Great King and then the theological 136 Questions About God's Word and His World.
Currently I'm in the fourth year of an online course in ancient Biblical Hebrew, via the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
I was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2015.

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