Mavis Price is a family friend, whose father Rhys Price was a patrol officer in PNG in WWII (1940s) and later missionary with Presbyterian Inland Mission in Kimberley, WA when Dwight's parents Preston and Kath Walker and family were missionaries with UAM at Sunday Island, Derby and Fitzroy Crossing. She is a literacy teacher at Ukarumpa, PNG, for Wycliffe and SIL to translate the Bible into the local languages and teach literacy to villagers.
In 1980s, Dwight Walker went with Wynnum Baptist to do a short-term mission to APCM (Asia Pacific Christian Mission, later Pioneers) at Mougulu, Western Province with Tom Hoey and built a school at the Fuma. He flew on MAF from Mt Hagen to Mougulu with Roy Hoey who was later killed in a plane crash. This had an impact on him re Bible translation and Christian missionary work. Tom later finished translating the Bible into Bedamuni (Biami tribe) and Dwight saw it in around 2010 in Brisbane.
Around 2010, Dwight Walker mapped Mougulu and other mission stations on Google Maps, using PNG census statistics to draw him to the existence of Mougulu on Google Maps.
In 2009, Dwight Walker became honorary Webmaster of Web and Electronic Indexing SIG of American Society for Indexing. He listed SIL resources on fonts and scripting languages in resources to help other translators worldwide.
In Dec 2015 in Brisbane, Dwight Walker met an ex PNG policeman who informed him of police brutality being rife with very few being charged or sentenced for murdering civilians. He said AFP were only training PNG police.
Created 12 Feb 2013 9:44
Updated 8 Feb 2017 13:04