Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Pumps

This service station in Kokopo sells kero (kerosine) from the bouser. The local people use it for their stoves and their lanterns. Many people have no power and those that do are often caught short with frequent power outages. Luckily we are on automatic generator here. The sound of a generator chugging in the background is one that we have grown used to.

This refuel station, now stands lonely and abandoned.


I am flying to Port Moresby tomorrow for work. Hopefully I can post from there on Friday. I will be back on Saturday.

19 comments:

Donna said...

Looks like something that was here in the 1930's or 40's! Good shot!!!hughugs

Brian Darcey said...

Does Dinau Itambu still have his name on all the trade-stores in ENB

Brian

lv2scpbk said...

Interesting the way some people live. The abandoned one makes for a good photo.

Jules said...

Hi Donna & Barb
Yes Brian Dinau Itambu is alive and well and hanging around in lots of places here!!!!

dive said...

I love the lower shot, Jules. A cute little shop selling kerosene and cocoa. Sweet.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Another way of life for sure.. it might look out and out of place but it must be a good send to some.

Jules
You asked about Skt Watch.. every week you will need to put your name and you link on the Mr. Linky... I have started posting that link on Thursday Evening at 20.00 hours just for you people who live upside down and their Fridays start first :O) How good am I...
If you let me know before hand that your Sky Watch will be up before that time when I put the post up I will of course put your name and link there for you.
I do not expect anyone to visit everyone one else.. but just say hello to one or two others. I look forward to seeing your captures.
Tom

quintarantino said...

That's something we don´t see much around here anymore ... so it brought me back some memories ...

Steve Buser said...

Been a long time since I saw a gravity fed gas pump like the bottom one. I remember them from my youth. Seems to me they were always bright red or bright green.

George Townboy said...

Love both of these shots ... I like people shots, and the second shot looks so artistic!

Marie said...

Bon voyage, dear Jules.

I agree with Barb as regards the lower photo! I was just going to write the same comment.

I like how you make us learn about the way people live in Rabaul.

Rich said...

Kerosene...
Great shot.

Willow said...

yes, I remember buying kero (minyak tanah) to use in my two burner kero stove and in my lanterns. We'd ship it interior in 55 gallon drums.

Travis said...

I really enjoyed your blog. Nice photos and great posts. Thanks for sharing

jenan said...

We had one just like this at Kerevat Store, back in the 60s.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I was born in Rabaul and lived all my life on Clifton Plantation on the Warangoi River, as did my husband at Watta Plantation. My grandparents lived in Kokopo (overlooking the golf course) and my Aunt and Uncle lived on and owned Kabanga pltn.

That second photo looks just like our Fuel shed at Clifton, only our bowser was locked inside the shed to prevent 'fuel stealing'.

PASOP JOURNALS said...

Sorry , this should have appeared on the last comment.

Chuckeroon said...

..it says Cocoa on the sign Jules....that's nice. Pumped cocoa on demand!

Jules said...

Hi All
Thanks for your comments - I have just walked in the door from the airport. Will try and catch up with you over the weekend. Cheers

Anonymous said...

Well, it has been such a long time!Any photos from the north shore of New Britain? More specifically from Fongies trade store in Hoskins. How about the Dami Forestry coumpound? Howabout the cinema in Hoskins where we used to go for Wednesday night flicks!
Thanks!
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