12. Helen Dennett (nee Wiss) Crossing the Yalingi River

In 1963 Helen was teaching at Malol Catholic Mission, 25 km up the coast from Aitape (just on the edge of the area affected by the terrible 1998 tsunami). The road was cut by the mostly well-behaved Yalingi River. Here is a much-copied photo (well in Tasmania, anyway) of Helen 'struggling' across it - for dramatic effect she had bent her knees for the photograph.

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