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Manus Island is Important Pacific Base

Following World War Two, Manus Island is an important Commonwealth naval base for the RAAF.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 72 | Year : 1953 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Aerial Commonwealth naval base and island. RAAF ground unit on parade, Australian flag raised, sailors march past. Officer surveying air strip. Palm trees felled as land is reclaimed to expand air base. Bulldozer . Derelict aircraft. Houses with Australian women and children in front. Australian families going to church. Australian officer teaching indigenous New Guineans seamanship , good CU's, marching, on board naval ship. Aerials naval base. WWII
Access No. 40404 | 2 mins 57 secs | 1950s | Manus Island, Admiralty Islands | © NFSA | B&W |