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Alan Weeks

British-Australian peace-builder in Papua New Guinea.

Alan sailed as a Radio Officer with P&O for several years, before joining the British Antarctic Survey for a year at its Halley Bay research station. On his return to the UK in 1966, he joined the cast of the MRA musical It’s Our Country, Jack, donating his savings for sound equipment and serving as Stage Manager, a role he continued to fill with Anything to Declare (ATD). In 1969, he married Elizabeth Mills from Melbourne and they travelled together on ATD’s tour of India and Australasia, later returning to Papua New Guinea, where they worked with MRA and made their home for several years. The role that Alan subsequently played in delicate negotiations over the future of Bougainville was acknowledged by all parties. 

Birth year
1938
Death year
2006
Nationality
United Kingdom
Primary country of residence
Australia
Birth year
1938
Death year
2006
Nationality
United Kingdom
Primary country of residence
Australia