|Br Hugo Audrey SVD|
Well-known and respected Br Hugo Audrey bid farewell to Madang and Papua New Guinea this week when he left for his home in Switzerland.
Br Hugo was well known the the students of Divine Word University where he was in charge of transport logistics and almost personally welcomed every new student over the past decade who attended the university.
Several farewell dinners were organised to farewell him and when Sir Peter found out that he had never travelled in a helicopter, he was taken on a helicopter trip of Madang and the harbour which he later told those who farwelled him the memory would last in his memory forever.
Apart from Br Hugo's transport work, he was an accomplished musician and often gave rescitals with his 2m long Alpen Horn and blew the Last Post and Reveille at all Anzac and Commemoration Day parades in Madang.
He also was an enthusiastic historian who wrote several books and diaries on the history of Madang and PNG including a diary of Nicholai Maclay, the first white settler in New Guinea.
Br Hugo was awarded a Logohu Medal for the contribution he made in PNG.