Terry Edwinsmith’s Taurama Photo Gallery

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This gallery displays a variety of collections of photos taken by Sgt. Terry Edwinsmith and Sgt. Ian Hodder

1. The first group was taken by Sgt. Terry Edwinsmith whilst he was a Chalkie at Taurama Barracks in 1967-68

2. The next collection was taken by Sgt. Ian Hodder whilst he was also a Chalkie at Taurama Barracks in 1967-68

3. The next collection are photos taken by Terry when he and others re-visited Taurama Barracks in 2011

4. The last collection shows photos taken in July/August 1976 – again supplied by Terry Edwinsmith

 1PIR (Maj Greg Warland)

1PIR (Maj Greg Warland)

Swim Carnival (Sgt. Norm Hunter)

Swim Carnival (Sgt. Norm Hunter)

Bob Green, Rog Snuggs, Bob Morton

Bob Green, Rog Snuggs, Bob Morton

Admin. Mr Hay, Col B Hearn

Admin. Mr Hay, Col B Hearn

Sgts. Pat Hopley and Frank Smith

Sgts. Pat Hopley and Frank Smith

1968 Sports' Day

1968 Sports’ Day

 Start 440 yards

Start 440 yards

Trooping of the Colour

Trooping of the Colour

Tom Gibbs (flag), 2Lt Bob Morton

Tom Gibbs (flag), 2Lt Bob Morton

Right Dress

Right Dress

 B Coy in background

B Coy in background

 Fall in the Officers

Fall in the Officers

RSM Wilson (Dec)

RSM Wilson (Dec)

1 PIR Band

1 PIR Band

Taking the Salute

Taking the Salute

Slow March, Quick Time

Slow March, Quick Time

Rainbow from Sgt Mess

Rainbow from Sgt Mess

 D Coy

D Coy

 BOS (Battalion Orderly Sergeant), Sgt T Edwinsmith

BOS (Battalion Orderly Sergeant), Sgt T Edwinsmith

 D Coy Guard, Sgt. T Edwinsmith

D Coy Guard, Sgt. T Edwinsmith

 2Lt Dick McEvoy, Sgt T Edwinsmith

2Lt Dick McEvoy, Sgt T Edwinsmith

McEvoy and Edwinsmith

McEvoy and Edwinsmith

Sgt Edwinsmith BOS

Sgt Edwinsmith BOS

Battalion H.Q. 1PIR

Battalion H.Q. 1PIR

C Coy Parade Ground

C Coy Parade Ground

Gardens of B Coy

Gardens of B Coy

Mess Parade

Mess Parade

O.R's Mess (Other Ranks - Corporals and below)

O.R’s Mess (Other Ranks – Corporals and below)

 Caribou at Jackson's Strip

Caribou at Jackson’s Strip

Sgt Tribuna, D Coy 1PIR

Sgt Tribuna, D Coy 1PIR

Bruce Boxall and Bob Green

Bruce Boxall and Bob Green

Sgts' Mess 1PIR (A Coy at the rear)

Sgts’ Mess 1PIR (A Coy at the rear)

Taurama Bks Swim Carnival Sep 68

Taurama Bks Swim Carnival Sep 68

1PIR Pool Sept-Oct 1968

1PIR Pool Sept-Oct 1968

BOS Bob Foster with Bob Green  and Novelty Race

BOS Bob Foster with Bob Green and Novelty Race

 RSM Mackay at the rear

RSM Mackay at the rear

Change Guard, BOS Phil Parker

Change Guard, BOS Phil Parker

Change of Guard

Change of Guard

 BOS Phil Parker and officer

BOS Phil Parker and officer

Battalion HQ and two 2 Regimental Police

Battalion HQ and two 2 Regimental Police

Education Section and Regimental Police

Education Section and Regimental Police

John G, Bruce Boxall and Bob Foster

John G, Bruce Boxall and Bob Foster

Sergeants' Mess 1PIR

Sergeants’ Mess 1PIR

 Mess Annex, Kini Rava (John)

Mess Annex, Kini Rava (John)

Sgts. Lodi Reni and Willy Kana

Sgts. Lodi Reni and Willy Kana

From Mess to Education Section

From Mess to Education Section

SGTs' Mess Quarters

SGTs’ Mess Quarters

ORs' Mess to Admin Coy

ORs’ Mess to Admin Coy

Haus Lotu belong PIR

Haus Lotu belong PIR

From Mess  to Bootless Bay

From Mess to Bootless Bay

Mess Carpark

Mess Carpark

Mess and Living Quarters

Mess and Living Quarters

Bung(Market) on Pay Day

Bung(Market) on Pay Day

1PIR Market

1PIR Market

Pari Village near Taurama Bks

Pari Village near Taurama Bks

Pari Village and Port Moresby in the background

Pari Village and Port Moresby in the background

 Taurama Barracks and Bootless Bay(from Trigg Point)

Taurama Barracks and Bootless Bay(from Trigg Point)

Taurama Bks 1PIR

Taurama Bks 1PIR

1PIR (LRPs) or LEPs

1PIR (LRPs) or LEPs

Guard at 1PIR (Taurama Bks)

Guard at 1PIR (Taurama Bks)

Sgt. Terry Edwinsmith in PIR Uniform

Sgt. Terry Edwinsmith in PIR Uniform

Sgts' Mess 1PIR with Sgt. Terry Edwinsmith

Sgts’ Mess 1PIR with Sgt. Terry Edwinsmith

The next 7 photos in this gallery were taken by Ian Hodder who was at Taurama Barracks in 1967-68
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This group of photos were taken by Terry Edwinsmith on his return visit to Taurama Barracks in 2011
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The last group of photos were taken in July/August 1976 of Port Moresby, the highlands, Madang and Rabaul and are courtesy of Terry Edwinsmith
Koki Market, Port Moresby

Koki Market, Port Moresby

Port Moresby from Paga Hill

Port Moresby from Paga Hill

Hanuabada Village near Port Moresby

Hanuabada Village near Port Moresby

Typical house over water near Port Moresby

Typical house over water near Port Moresby

Goroka woman

Goroka woman

 Goroka women

Goroka women

 Goroka

Goroka

Inside a typical highland's house

Inside a typical highland’s house

Local man at Mt. Hagen

Local man at Mt. Hagen

Mud men Goroka

Mud men Goroka

 Native woman in the highlands

Native woman in the highlands

Typical highland's house

Typical highland’s house

 Cocoa

Cocoa

Sorting coffee beans in the Chimbu District

Sorting coffee beans in the Chimbu District

 Young girls in the highlands

Young girls in the highlands

A potter near Madang

A potter near Madang

Fishing at Madang

Fishing at Madang

Local boy near Madang

Local boy near Madang

Madang Harbour

Madang Harbour

 Typical Village near Madang

Typical Village near Madang

Toilet

Toilet

Rabaul, New Britain

Rabaul, New Britain

Matupit Volcano

Matupit Volcano

Matupit Volcano (last eruption 1937)

Matupit Volcano (last eruption 1937)

4 thoughts on “Terry Edwinsmith’s Taurama Photo Gallery

  1. Brett,
    As you have lived since 1974 in Moresby, then you were born before Independence in September 1975. If you were born in TPNG before Independence then you would be an Australian citizen unless your parents made other arrangements or other rules apply to you. Extracts of birth certificates are usually all that are supplied now.
    Regards,
    Admin

  2. G’day. I lived at 51 Mendi Cresent from 1974 to 1978. My father was Ross ‘Tex’ Phillips. I was born in Moresby and have been trying to get my Birth Certificate for years, but all they ever send me is an ‘Extract’. Can’t come home with out my Birth Certificate. Can any one here help me out please. My contact number is: 0403328509. Here’s hoping. Brett

    • Brett.
      Unfortunately we have no advisors or contacts in this area. If you are living in PNG, you could contact the Australian High Commission for help. If you are living in Australia, you could contact the PNG High Commission in Canberra.

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