Further photos by Peter Chard

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Further photos by Sgt. Peter Chard at Taurama Barracks and while on various Civic Action Patrols to Buin and Arawa, Bougainville during 1968-69
A break at a jungle stream

A break at a jungle stream

A break by a river

A break by a river

a break on patrol

a break on patrol

A C coy soldier and Sgt. Peter Chard

A C coy soldier and Sgt. Peter Chard

A meal at a village on the way

A meal at a village on the way

A recipient of the first aid provided by the patrol

A recipient of the first aid provided by the patrol

A soldier and Sgt. Peter Chard on patrol

A soldier and Sgt. Peter Chard on patrol

A typical Bouganville village

A typical Bouganville village

A typical village at the start of the climb 1

A typical village at the start of the climb 1

A typical village at the start of the climb 2

A typical village at the start of the climb 2

A village hut

A village hut

A village on the patrol

A village on the patrol

Along the way villagers gave us fresh food

Along the way villagers gave us fresh food

An early part of the patrol when there was still a road

An early part of the patrol when there was still a road

Another view of hills to be climbed

Another view of hills to be climbed

Another village 2

Another village 2

Another village on the way 2

Another village on the way 2

Another village on the way

Another village on the way

Another village

Another village

Anther village scene

Anther village scene

Arawa airstrip (2)

Arawa airstrip (2)

Arawa airstrip

Arawa airstrip

Army chopper used to resupply rations & mail

Army chopper used to resupply rations & mail

End of patrol, Arawa airstrip

End of patrol, Arawa airstrip

First aid being provided

First aid being provided

Climbing the mountains

Climbing the mountains

Buin 1

Buin 1

Buin 2

Buin 2

Buin airstrip

Buin airstrip

C coy on patrol

C coy on patrol

Caribou cockpit on the way to Buin

Caribou cockpit on the way to Buin

Heman Komeng at lunch

Heman Komeng at lunch

Civic reception at Buin 1

Civic reception at Buin 1

Civic reception at Buin 2

Civic reception at Buin 2

Civic reception at Buin 3

Civic reception at Buin 3

Lining up for first aid

Lining up for first aid

Jack Ako & friends

Jack Ako & friends

Japanese searchlight

Japanese searchlight

Japanese artillery

Japanese artillery

More WW 2 relics

More WW 2 relics

Kissick & Kumul

Kissick & Kumul

Kissick & Kumul

Kissick & Kumul

Landing pad for chopper

Landing pad for chopper

Landing pad for chopper

Landing pad for chopper

Distant hills we had to climb over

Distant hills we had to climb over

More hills to climb

More hills to climb

More hills to cross

More hills to cross

More hills to climb

More hills to climb

More hills to cross

More hills to cross

Peter Driwa and Sgt Peter Chard

Peter Driwa and Sgt Peter Chard

Relaxing at Arawa airstrip

Relaxing at Arawa airstrip

Remainders of a truck from WW 2

Remainders of a truck from WW 2

Sgt Jack Ako at end of patrol

Sgt Jack Ako at end of patrol

Sgt Jack Ako platoon sergeant

Sgt Jack Ako platoon sergeant

Sgt Jack Ako relaxes

Sgt Jack Ako relaxes

Soldier administrating first aid

Soldier administrating first aid

Soldiers on patrol

Soldiers on patrol

Taking map coordinates of a village. The patrol was expected to record the present site of villages on the way as they changed over time.

Taking map coordinates of a village. The patrol was expected to record the present site of villages on the way as they changed over time.

The Caribou that transported us at Buin airstrip

The Caribou that transported us at Buin airstrip

The start of the foothills looking back towards the coast

The start of the foothills looking back towards the coast

The trip over in a Caribou

The trip over in a Caribou

Typical villagers

Typical villagers

Village children

Village children

Village children

Village children

Village children

Village children

Village children

Village children

Village children

Village children

Village garden

Village garden

Where are we

Where are we

Young villager getting first aid attention

Young villager getting first aid attention

Sgt Peter Chard about to board Caribou for the trip home

Sgt Peter Chard about to board Caribou for the trip home

Sgt Peter Chard, Jack Ako & friends

Sgt Peter Chard, Sgt Jack Ako & friends

Scenes from and around Taurama Barracks
Battalion Sports Day Herman Komeng up the pole with I think RSM McKay looking on.

Battalion Sports Day Herman Komeng up the pole with I think RSM McKay looking on.

Battalion Sports Day

Battalion Sports Day

Education Unit

Education Unit

Chalkies cars at Taurama

Chalkies cars at Taurama

August Bolai Sgts' Mess barman & Famudi, Sgts mess steward

August Bolai Sgts’ Mess barman & Famudi, Sgts mess steward

Koki Market

Koki Market

Koki Market

Koki Market

Koki Market

Koki Market

Koki Market

Koki Market

Lakotoi with Hanuabada in the background

Lakotoi with Hanuabada in the background

Mascot, Sydney. This was the flight that took the 68 Chalkies to PNG

Mascot, Sydney. This was the flight that took the 68 Chalkies to PNG

Mascot, Sydney

Mascot, Sydney

Mascot, Sydney

Mascot, Sydney

Peter Chard at Battalion sports day

Peter Chard at Battalion sports day

One of the local sgts' house

One of the local sgts’ house

Sgt. Peter Chard on duty as BOS (Battalion Orderly Sergeant)

Sgt. Peter Chard on duty as BOS (Battalion Orderly Sergeant)

Parade Ground

Parade Ground

Parade Ground

Parade Ground

Parade Ground

Parade Ground

Parade Ground

Parade Ground

Parade Ground

Parade Ground

Parade Ground

Parade Ground

Sgt. Jim Kamon

Sgt. Jim Kamon

Sgt Peter Karake

Sgt Peter Karake

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Sgt Steve Roxborough reclining in his room

Sgt Steve Roxborough reclining in his room

Sgt Steve Roxborough

Sgt Steve Roxborough

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Sgt Tomi

Sgt Tomi

Taurama Beach

Taurama Beach

View from Hombrom Bluff.

View from Hombrom Bluff

View from near Sogeri taken on a science excursion

View from near Sogeri taken on a science excursion

Soldiers on a science excursion near Sogeri

Soldiers on a science excursion near Sogeri

Willi Kana before he was arrested by the Fashion Police!

Willi Kana before he was arrested by the Fashion Police!

Mosquito spraying at Taurama Barracks

Mosquito spraying at Taurama Barracks

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