What is Bougainville Blue about? It’s about Bougainville. It’s about a ‘blue’ – Australian slang for a fight. It’s about the beauty of Bougainville and its flora... More > and fauna. It’s about the destruction which is a byproduct of ‘modernisation’. It’s a novel but, it also will enlighten the reader about the true happenings regarding the Panguna Mine. It was closed by a ragtag militia bent on reclaiming their land. There was a mine. Someone got some guns. The rest is history.
The author lived in Bougainville for 15 years and saw the Bougainville Revolutionary Army come into being. He observed the rise and fall of Australian rule in Bougainville. He watched the ‘blue’ take place.< Less