Title Details

Papua and New Guinea Command

Shows the recruitment and training of men for the Papua and New Guinea Command.
Year : 1966 | Total Duration : 19 Minutes | Producer : Frank Bagnall
Director : Donald Murray |
Soldiers boarding army propeller plane. Aerials over forested mountain wilderness, river and air to air of plane. Pilot in cockpit. Papuan soldiers down river in army speed boats, houses on riverbanks, locals. RAAF helicopter landing, soldiers disembarking. Trainee soldiers on patrol through jungle and into village. Villagers outside thatched huts greeted by Papuan officer Lieut. Ted Diro. Villagers in traditional costume holding sing-sing, dancing and playing instruments. Villagers on coast boat making. Tying timbers, carving designs, hollowing logs. Life on river, women washing, men paddling. Aerial over Wewak. Moem army installation at Wewak. Recruits having medical checks, intelligence tests, boarding Ansett aircraft (flowers in men's hair). Aerials over land and coast. Bus arriving at Goldi River training depot, Papuans in various training drills.
Access No. 148102 | 8 mins 55 secs | 1960s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
Papuan army trainees queuing in mess, eating, in classroom. Recruits in thatched roof hut barracks cleaning rifles, shoes, ironing, reading, relaxing. Recruits marching. Papua and New Guinea Command at Murray Barracks. CU morse signal operation, VS signal training, typing lessons, radio operation. VS learning trades, welding, car maintenance. Cadet at microscope, VS tactical training, map reading. GS food stores and cooking. Instruction on rifles. Papua and New Guinea Volunteer Rifles in training, shooting at targets. Camp fire cooking and VS camaraderie amongst men. CU badge, troop inspection. Cadets playing football, basketball, in swimming pool at Taurama Barracks with families. VS Papuan and Australian wives and families, family housing. VS barbecue night, men in ties, darts game. Papuan pipe band, passing out parade.
Access No. 148532 | 9 mins 38 secs | 1960s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |