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Jul 29, 1976 - Jakarta

Telephoned Qantas and they'd had a reply from Darwin to say Ian was booked on the flight today Spent another day being taken around in the car. Changed my money and went to Garuda Airlines to arrange a flight for Ian and I tomorrow, but there was a mistake on my Cathay Pacific ticket and it took some time and a couple of trips to sort things out. I had two interpreters (Rusmina and Ostain) thank goodness! Then when I rang the airport after Ian's flight arrived I was told he was not on the plane. I was getting very worried, but at 7.30 he...

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Jul 28, 1976 - Jakarta

Had a good night's sleep despite hearing people up till 2am and from 4am. Rusmina said to be like one of her family and I ate what they ate. They took me all around Jakarta, and to the market where we had lunch. Jakarta is dirty yet the people are so clean and very dress-conscious. I certainly saw some sights beside the road etc. and saw the real Jakarta. Everyone stared at me. We went to the airport and Qantas sent a telex to Darwin. Went "home" for another shower - it is so hot and sticky. Went to bed at 10pm as they had friends visiting...

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Jul 27, 1976 - Perth to Jakarta

We spent 10 months in Perth. I worked at Pacific Film Laboratories all that time, while Ian worked as an electrician at various places, including some time away up north. Today, Kerry White took me to the Airport 8am, and Julie Kindleysides was there to see me off. Ian had gone to Darwin on Friday night (this was Tuesday). I arrived in Jakarta at 12 noon and decided to wait for Ian. While I was waiting I started to talk with a lady (Rusmina) and her little girl and she invited me to stay at her home, with my friend. Ian did not arrive on...

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